Transmissions are one of the most complex systems of your automobile. The transmission takes a lot of use over a period of time, and will begin to start having problems. It’s important to pay attention to your vehicle’s transmission, check your transmission fluid and service your transmission on a regular basis. It is recommended that you service your transmission every 50,000 miles.
Possible Problems to watch for:
If your car is exhibiting any of these transmission symptoms, get it checked out. If something feels off, it probably is. Ignoring unusual smells, sounds, and temperament could cost you in the long run.
At Granite Reef Service Center, our technicians, have a high level of expertise in all automotive issues and services. Your transmission is an extremely important part of your automobile and critical to your vehicle’s function and safety.
Gears: Even if you are driving an automatic transmission, the gears inside your transmission are shifting on a regular basis. These are broken into two groups, the Main and Planetary gears. Both of these are necessary to drive.
Fluid: Both manual and automatic transmissions need fluid to operate smoothly, without the fluid your entire transmission will literally come to a grinding halt.
Filter: The transmission filter is in place to keep your transmission fluid clean and ensure the smooth shifting of your gears.
Bell Housing: Bell housings exist to protect the internal components inside it, namely a flywheel and torque converter. The bell housing is bolted directly on the engine block, depending on whether your vehicle is front wheel, rear wheel or 4 wheel driven, it could be in a variety of places on the car.
Because your vehicle’s transmission can be one of the most costly systems to repair or replace, we at Granite Reef Service Center urge you not to allow this system to degrade. Regular maintenance on your transmission will extend its life by leaps and bounds and save you tons of cash in the process. If your transmission is acting up, one thing you can do to troubleshoot is check the fluid levels. Be sure to check the levels multiple times as one check may not be totally accurate. If your fluid levels are lower than they should be, you may have a slow leak. A slow leak can be especially detrimental to your transmission because it will drop the fluid levels to a point where it causes excessive wear. But a faster leak will get your attention and force you to deal with the problem immediately.
Our transmission services include, although are not limited to: