The friendly technicians at Christian Brothers Automotive Springfield are going to share with you three common causes of transmission damage. We always strive to educate our loyal Springfield customers about easily avoided vehicle pitfalls. With a little maintenance, the following problems can be prevented.
Leaking transmission fluid
The best way to predict transmission problems is to look for signs of a physical leak. The fluid is usually red in color. Leaks are typically found near the drain plug or seal between the transmission and the engine. Transmission fluid is imperative for the operation of your car or truck. It’s very important to fix the leak before any permanent damage is done.
Clogged transmission fluid filter
Most people don’t know there’s a filter for the transmission fluid. This filter helps keep the fluid clean and of high quality. If the filter becomes clogged, it will not let the right amount of fluid through. The lack of lubricating and cooling transmission fluid will either cause the transmission to grind to a halt, or it will overheat. Neither of these outcomes is good for your vehicle and both will result in a hefty repair bill.
Low transmission fluid level and quality
Obviously, leaking fluid can lead to low fluid levels. You should also make sure the fluid is still in decent enough condition to perform its job. As the fluid flows through the transmission, it lubricates and cools the components. If there’s not enough fluid or the fluid is starting to degrade, the transmission will perform poorly. At a certain point, the transmission will stop working altogether.
Transmission service at your local Springfield auto shop
When you bring your car into our local Missouri auto repair center, you know you’re getting a thorough transmission service by trained experts. We go above and beyond a simple replacement procedure by completely flushing the transmission with top-of-the-line machinery. Our professional service technicians thoroughly inspect your vehicle for any leaks to make sure you don’t end up with transmission trouble on the road.
At our clean, courteous automotive shop, we take transmission service seriously. We understand the implications the transmission has for the drivability of your car or truck. If you car can’t shift into gear properly, you won’t be getting anywhere fast. When you bring your car in for a complete transmission flush, you know the service will be done right the first time. Call Christian Brothers Automotive in Springfield, Missouri to schedule your transmission service right away! See the nice difference in auto repair.