Transmission Repair Services at Ward Tire
Whether you have a car or a heavy-duty truck in need of transmission repair or maintenance, having a well-running vehicle is important. A vehicle’s transmission fluid is a complicated component that many frequently forget to check when it comes to routine maintenance.
This guide will teach you about vehicle transmission repair and services.
What Is a Transmission?
The transmission refers to a part in a vehicle that transmits the car’s engine power to the wheels. The transmission assures the movement of the wheels during the proper functioning of the automobile.
All About Transmission Fluid
The substance that keeps the transmission working is transmission fluid. Simply put, a car’s gearbox requires transmission fluid to function. The fluid prevents the system’s components from overheating by lubricating them. The types of transmission fluid vary based on the particular vehicle model, but they all function similarly. The owner’s manual is the best resource for learning which fluid types work best for your model.
What Are Some Transmission Issues or Concerns?
If you are not properly servicing your car or truck, especially the transmission, your vehicle will give some indications or warning signs. A few of them are as follows:
- The fluid smells “burned.”
- Unusual grinding, clunking or humming noises, especially while the car is in neutral.
- The clutch remains engaged and makes grinding noises when shifting.
- You won’t experience a smooth transition when the gear shifts but a pounding or grinding noise.
- While driving, the gearbox might suddenly shift into neutral or between speeds.
- Higher than usual RPM’s for a gear change or speed, paired with a lag between gear changes.
Completing a Transmission Service
Similar to an oil change, a transmission service is a regular component of routine vehicle maintenance. Flushing out the old transmission fluid and exchanging it with new fluid is the main component of a transmission service. The sump pump or pan should also be examined (if possible), the filter should be changed or cleaned, the pan should be cleaned, and a new pan gasket should be installed.
You should frequently check the level of your transmission fluid in between transmission servicing. Your transmission could suffer permanent damage if you run out of transmission fluid since it won’t be properly lubricated. While there may occasionally be warning signals, such as noises, there may frequently be no sign that your transmission fluid is running low, therefore it’s crucial to check your levels frequently to ensure there isn’t a leak.
Do I Need a Transmission Repair?
The extent of the damage is the first thing to take into account. Particularly if the issue is discovered early on, several parts are simply replaceable and straightforward repairs can be undertaken. Making many repairs, though, might add up if there is significant damage and may not fully fix all of the transmission’s problems. Generally speaking, if the issue can be resolved, you should have minor repairs made. However, you might take into account a rebuild or replacement if the repairs are considerably more extensive. It might even be less expensive than having to deal with a lot of repairs or having to pay for more repairs down the line when the problems worsen.
Book Your Appointment at Ward Tire
If you need a transmission fluid exchange or suspect extensive damage to your vehicle transmission, it is best to address it as soon as possible. Call and speak to a service advisor or book your appointment online. The team at your local Ward Tire is always happy to help.