Don’t Rock Your Automatic Transmission When You’re Stuck

If you’re stuck in the mud or snow (or whatever comes your way!), don’t rock your car to free yourself!

When people get mad and rock their car back and forth to free themselves, they abuse their cars.

Weak or borderline problems show up with the stress caused by trying to free your car like this.

The next time you’re stuck, dig out or call a tow truck. It will be easier on your wallet.

What to do when transmission problems show up:

  1. Get it inspected and serviced right away
  2. Watch for:
    • Abnormal shifting
    • Weird noises or clunking
    • New vibrations

Normal scheduled maintenance you should do:

  • Flush your transmission every 15,000 to 25,000 miles.
  • Have an ASE Certified tech test drive your car once or twice a year