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Get your transmission serviced before it fails!

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips, Vehicle Maintenance on Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 at 3:12 pm
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Can you drive with a bad transmission?

We wrote a blog post a while back about the symptoms of a bad transmission. Today, we are going to expand on that topic and answer the question, can you drive with a bad transmission? The short answer to this question is no, you should not drive with a bad transmission. Sometimes, life happens, and you have to keep driving your vehicle even though you know that it needs to be serviced. While this is not a good idea, let’s dig into this topic more and understand why you should not drive your vehicle if it has a bad transmission.

Automatic Transmission

Which part of the engine is the transmission again?

To begin, let’s make sure that we are all on the same page when it comes to discussing the transmission. The transmission can also be called the gearbox. This is made up of various components that turn the power produced by the engine into something the vehicle can use. Without a transmission, the engine would still run, but you would not go anywhere.

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Why should I refrain from driving my vehicle if it has a bad transmission?

Even though transmission repairs are often expensive, they should be done sooner rather than later. This is because the transmission affects so much of your vehicle. Technically, if you wanted, you could still drive your vehicle with a bad transmission. However, it is important to point out that you run the risk of damaging other parts of your vehicle. This will result in having a higher repair bill.

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Where can I take my vehicle to have the transmission serviced?

At Billion Auto Group in Bozeman Montana, we have a top-notch service department. Our service technicians have worked on a variety of vehicles, are factory-trained, and they are dedicated to not only getting you back on the road quickly but also to get the job done right the first time. Schedule an appointment here or give us a call at 406-556-9073.

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