How to Extend Your Opel Corsa’s Transmission’s Life

Coaxing the maximum life out of your Opel Corsa’s transmission is not that difficult if you follow some simple yet proven advice. The transmission is one of the most expensive parts of a vehicle to replace or fix, but knowing how to take care of your transmission, and what potential warning signs to watch out for, can help you enjoy years of trouble-free performance and incredible savings, not to mention peace of mind.

Driving style, maintenance intervals and vehicle make and date of manufacture, as well as geography and where the vehicle is driven, all impact on a transmission’s life expectancy. Do you routinely tow heavy loads, or stomp on the accelerator? If so, you are putting increased strain on your transmission. While it is never possible to predict how many kilometres a transmission will last, there are steps you can take to help it enjoy a long and fruitful lifespan.

Signs Your Opel Corsa’s Transmission Might Be Failing

Being a conscientious vehicle owner means knowing the warning signs associated with various problems that often indicate a transmission is having a hard time to operate properly. Taking corrective action prior to it becoming a crisis can help you avoid enduring full-blown transmission failure later. This is especially true of an automatic transmission, that can be very expensive to repair. Let’s take a closer look at warning signs that your car’s automatic transmission might be on the verge of failing:

  • Hesitation: There is a noticeable delay when the transmission shifts from one gear to the next, or if there are rough shifts between gears, or continually switches between gears;
  • Illuminated check engine light: This could also be accompanied by a delay in shifting;
  • Discoloured or burned-smelling fluid: Transmission fluid that smells burned or is very dark when removing the dipstick to check it, could be problematic; and
  • Strong odours: There is a burning odour when carrying heavy cargo, towing, or driving in hilly terrains, which indicates that the transmission is being overworked or is overheating.

Other issues that could be indicative of your automatic transmission struggling include slow acceleration, reduced fuel mileage, grinding noises or shaking, and fluid leaks.

Getting the Most Out of your Transmission

Granted, no transmission lasts forever. However, regular maintenance keeps your car on the road for many, many years and kilometres, without ever experiencing any transmission issues. Ignore the maintenance, however, and you could be dealing with serious and avoidable problems very early on in your car’s life.

A typical transmission service includes replacing the automatic transmission fluid, adjusting transmission bands, and checking the fluid level often and refilling it to proper levels in a dust-free environment. We are proud of our long history of service providing our valued customers with quality used and new Opel Corsa and other car parts. However, we also supply new and used spares for Chevrolet, Citroën, Renault, or Peugeot cars.

Thanks to our nearly two decades of expertise and experience, we are now experts at sourcing the spares our customers need to keep their vehicles safer on the roads for longer. Speak to us today for the professional service and advice needed to keep your Opel Corsa on the road, and getting more value from your investment.