The ASE-certified technicians at Christian Brothers Automotive Schertz are here to share frequently asked questions about the transmission and their answers. This information will help you the next time you’re at a local auto repair shop in Texas.
What can cause damage to an automatic transmission?
There are several things that can cause damage to the transmission.
- Driving off in your car before the transmission fluid has had a chance to warm up
- Overheating your engine
- Putting your car in reverse while you’re still moving forward
Give your car 30 seconds to a minute to warm up during the summer and at least a full minute during the winter. This simple act will go a long way towards protecting your transmission.
Are there any warning signs that point to transmission trouble?
There are several signs that point to bigger issues a qualified mechanic should look into.
- The vehicle experiences a delay in shifting when you put it into gear
- The vehicle won’t shift into gear at all
- Low fluid levels
- Strange sounds such as a humming or clunking noise
- The check engine light comes on
- Abnormal acceleration
These are are all signs of a deeper issue with the transmission.
Why does automatic transmission repair cost so much?
The cost of rebuilding or repairing a transmission fits with the amount of work that’s involved. Modern transmission systems are very complex. They easily have over 3,000 electrical parts packed into a little box. It’s a lot more involved than changing spark plugs. Just getting to the transmission can be a major hassle on some cars.
When should I go to Christian Brothers Automotive Schertz?
If you’re concerned about your car or truck’s transmission, we’re happy to look at it! We’ll thoroughly explain our findings before letting you make the final decision for your car. Our technicians are experts at what they do and we back our work with 2-year/24,000-mile Nice Difference warranty! Call Christian Brothers Automotive in Schertz, Texas today. Schedule your transmission service and see the nice difference!