The modern automatic transmission is the most complicated mechanical component in today's vehicle. The automatic transmission contains mechanical systems, hydraulic systems, electrical systems, and computer controls that work together to power the engine to drive the wheels.
Transmission maintenance leads to a longer vehicle life. Typically trouble with the transmission starts from overheating. Stop-and-go traffic, heavy pulling, struggling in the snow, hot weather, and racing can cause your transmission to overheat. At higher temperatures the transmission fluid break downs. Your vehicle loses lubrication and deposits inside the transmission increase.
At the first sign of transmission trouble, whether leaking or poor shift quality, report the problem to our staff. Many times more expensive repairs can be avoided by early attention.
To prevent your transmission from damage:
- Check your parking space for leaks regularly. If you notice fluid deposits under your car, have one of our technicians inspect it right away.
- Change your transmission fluid at he prescribed intervals.
- Make sure you use the correct transmission fluid as specified in your owner's manual.
- Make sure to stop your vehicle before shifting into reverse or park.
- Always depress the brake pedal when shifting from park.
We replace the transmission fluid on every scheduled maintenance service.
Paying attention to your transmission will help increase the lifespan of your vehicle, save money on costly repairs, ensure smooth shifting, extend your transmission fluid's life, and help prevent leaks.
Should your vehicle require transmission repair, replacement or rebuilding our expert staff is here to help. We perform many repairs in house as well as using our vetted outside transmission re-builders.
When getting your vehicle serviced, explain any problems in as much detail as possible to our technicians. This will help us diagnose and prevent transmission issues efficiently and accurately.