The transmission is responsible for switching gears as you drive. Most drivers on the road today own a vehicle with an automatic transmission. Making sure that your vehicle shifts gears smoothly and correctly will help you stay safe on the road. With out a properly functioning transmission, you won’t get anywhere quickly. At Christian Brothers Automotive Alamo Heights our expert technicians can help you stay ahead of costly transmission repair with smart, affordable service. Here are a few commonly asked questions about automatic transmissions.
1. What factors determine the price of transmission repair?
There are several different factors that can raise or lower the cost of transmission repair. The biggest factor is the vehicle you drive. Depending on the year, make and model of the car, the cost of parts and labor can vary. The amount of damage the transmission has sustained is also a factor. You may need to rebuild it with new parts or replace the whole transmission. A regularly serviced transmission will last at least 100,000 miles.
2. What does automatic transmission include?
During automatic transmission service, fluid is first drained from the pan. The pan is then removed and a new transmission filter is installed with a new pan gasket. Then the vehicle is refilled with fresh automatic transmission fluid (ATF).
3. Is there a difference between a transmission fluid flush and change?
With a transmission fluid and filter change, only the fluid in the pan is drained and replaced with new ATF. This usually results in four to five quarts of replaced fluid. During a full transmission fluid flush, nine to thirteen quarts are usually replaced. This is because the fluid is drained from the entire system during a complete flush.
The team at our San Antonio auto repair center takes transmission repair seriously. It’s a major component of any vehicle and it should be well maintained to protect and prolong the life of your vehicle. Most of our services are backed by our 2-year/24,000-mile Nice Difference warranty. Call us today at Christian Brothers Automotive Alamo Heights to schedule your transmission repair. Experience the nice difference!