The automatic transmission is becoming popular in Malawi, whether it is among new drivers who can pass the license with a car of this type or with motorists who buy more and more. However, driving such a vehicle differs somewhat, as does the maintenance of an automatic transmission. Find CarYanga's advice to maintain it.

Periodic inspection of the gearbox fluid

The inspection depends on your vehicle. For some models, you will not be able to check it yourself. You will have to go to the dealership of the car to do it. Maintenance of an automatic transmission is relatively simple. If you have the opportunity to do so, you will need to:

  • Start your vehicle
  • Lock the lever in position "P"
  • Wait for about 30 seconds

Then look at the gauge. If it is too low, you will need to add engine oil, which you have chosen according to the instructions given in the maintenance manual of your car. The addition of oil remains the same for a classic car. You should not put too much at risk of seeing your engine racing and no longer functioning.

Regular emptying of the gearbox

Similarly, the maintenance of an automatic gearbox passes through a drain, every X0 000 km (the number of km depending on your vehicle) or every 2 years. To do this, we advise you to visit a professional because it is more difficult than a "classic" drain.

Driving contributes to the maintenance of an automatic transmission

The advice also applies to manual boxes. If your car is parked in your garage in Malawi, we advise you to warm up your engine. Indeed, the cold and inactivity causes an overpressure of oil, this overpressure degrading the mechanics of your vehicle.

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