Transmission Service in San Diego
After 30,000 miles, transmission fluid begins to show its age as it turns brown in color and oxidizes due to the combination of time and heat. Deposits begin to form around the transmission’s many moving parts, resulting in valves that stick and gears that slip or are sluggish and chatter as they shift.
Rather than just removing the fluid found in the bottom of the pan, the entire transmission is cleaned and replenished with the use of special equipment. The transmission and its torque converter have all of their old contaminated fluid removed while new fluid and premium conditioners are added.
- Safely remove harmful sludge and varnish deposits
- Remove contaminated fluid from the transmission system
- Revitalize transmission seals and o-rings
- Help stop and prevent leaks
- Help smooth rough/hard shifting problems
- Up to 15 quarts MaxLife transmission fluid
- Filter extra (if needed)
If you notice either of the following symptoms, you likely need car transmission service:
- Your vehicle will not move.
- Your car or truck is experiencing problems shifting gears.
- The transmission seems to be slipping.
- The transmission is making noise.
- Transmission fluid is leaking.
- Your manual transmission grinds while shifting.
- The clutch is slipping.
- The check engine light comes on.
- Your car or truck makes a jerking movement, or the engine seems to be surging.
- The last transmission fluid change for your car or truck was more than a year ago.
Transmission Service FAQs
Q. How do I know if I have a transmission problem?
A. The first step would be to check your transmission fluid. You will need to check the level, the color, and the smell. If the level is low it can cause the transmission to slip. If the color is brown or amber, it might indicate the temperature of the transmission is running too high. If you detect a burning smell, then it might be a sign that the transmission is failing. Another thing to look for is your check engine light. If this is on, it might indicate an electronic problem.
Q. Why should I have transmission fluid changed?
A. Your transmission’s vital parts get clogged with sludge and varnish deposits because, just like the oil in your car’s engine, automatic transmission fluid (ATF) suffers from heat, friction and electrochemical degradation. In fact, nearly nine out of ten transmission failures are due to overheating and fluid contamination. If your vehicle’s transmission is showing any of the typical signs of contaminated transmission fluid slippage, rough or hard shifting try this service. It may help you avoid the cost of major repair work or even prevent the need for a new transmission.
Q. Can you tell me how much it cost to overhaul my transmission?
A. When it comes to pricing a transmission repair or rebuild, there are several factors that need to be investigated to determine the specific cause of your transmission problem. Many transmissions can be fixed without a rebuild or overhaul. To better understand your transmission’s problems and to provide you with a comprehensive and accurate estimate, we invite you to bring in your car for a free diagnosis. Remember, the most expensive repair is the one you didn’t need.