Transmission

September 1, 2017

Remember to Inspect the Transmission

  When the transmission starts to go out, you may notice that the vehicle will not change gears easily. The transmission helps in making sure that you will be able to stay in gear and that your gears will provide the right amount of power. The best way that you will be able to maintain a properly working transmission is through the use of good auto service. This is something which can help you to prevent problems before they ever happen. It can also help you to save the money of an expensive transmission replacement. Bring your vehicle in and we can inspect the transmission for your safety and reliability. We can also look at other parts and components under the hood like the engine, gaskets, as well as belts and hoses. It is also important to make sure that the maintenance schedule for your vehicle is being followed. Additionally, it is important that you are not ignoring things like loss of power or other signs that your transmission might be failing.       As long as you are making sure to bring in your vehicle for all regularly scheduled maintenance visits as recommended by the manufacturer it can help to reduce problems. Taking the preemptive measures will help in making sure that the rest of the engine is working properly. This will take more strain off of the engine so that the transmission will be able to work better for a longer period of time. Also, these visits will make sure that the transmission is being serviced including more than just topping off the transmission fluids.       There are other reasons to bring in your vehicle other than the regular inspections. These will include whenever it seems like your vehicle is not changing gears properly or the vehicle will not stay in gear. Loss of power while accelerating is another sign that you might need to bring your vehicle in to be looked at. These are all different kind of problems transmissions are known to have on occasion. By getting these looked at as soon as possible, it is possible to simply repair the problem while maintaining your transmission. If you ignore the issue, it is likely that it will get worse and result in a costly repair bill.    
July 18, 2017

Knowing if there is an Issue with the Transmission

      If you notice trouble with the transmission slipping gears or a slight hum from under your hood, it is time to get your transmission looked at. Today, transmission issues offer more options then those in the years past. If your transmission issue requires more than a maintenance flush to correct the concern, you can choose to install a “remanufactured” transmission. Another option is to repair the already existing transmission for your vehicle.       There are several warning signs to look for if your vehicle’s transmission is performing badly. Regularly changing your vehicle’s transmission fluid or getting the transmission flushed helps avoid several problems. You should check with your mechanic to set up a maintenance schedule. One single mechanical failure can cause the engine to quit entirely and disable it. It is important to take your car in if you notice any of the warning signs. If you notice your transmission slipping between gears while driving, or even popping back into neutral, this is a sign that that you need to schedule service for your vehicle. Also, you could hear unusual grinding, clunking, or humming noises, or a grinding or thumping noise when the transmission shifts. You may also notice the transmission fluid starting to smell like it is burned. A delay between gear changes and higher than normal RPM’s for any given speed also will indicate your transmission has issues. If problems are caught early enough, many times only minor repairs will be needed, helping to save your transmission as well as saving you money.       One key thing to do is to make sure you get your vehicle in for it’s scheduled maintenances. Also make sure to check the fluid levels regularly; it is quick and easy to check. When you check the fluids, the first thing to notice is the amount in it. If you notice that you have to keep adding transmission fluid, it is likely there is a leak somewhere. You will also want to make note of how it smells. Also note if there is any color change to the fluid. If you notice either smell or color change, it is time to have your transmission fluid changed. Having the scheduled maintenance of changing your transmission fluid according to the manufacturers mileage intervals will help keep your transmission in the best condition possible.