The ASE-certified technicians at Christian Brothers Automotive Woodway want to help you avoid agreeing to repairs you may not even need. Today, we’re going to discuss the transmission and what you can look for before arriving at our Texas auto repair center.
Common Transmission Problems
Transmission problems generally fall under one of two categories. It either won’t shift gears at all, or it will have trouble doing so. If you can find your way around a car or truck, there are a few things you can check at home before taking it to a professional.
Check your transmission fluid level
It’s best to check your transmission fluid level twice a year to keep an eye on it. Low fluid will affect how your car shifts and will eventually lead to transmission damage. Checking the fluid level regularly will help you stay on top of leaks, too.
How to check for transmission fluid leaks
Checking for leaks isn’t as difficult as it sounds. There are a few different places where they can occur. It’s best to check them all for good measure.
- The filler tube base
- Drain hole underneath the transmission
- Between the transmission and the engine
- At the selector shaft
- The radiator
Replace the transmission filter
We cannot stress enough how essential the transmission fluid is. Beyond checking the fluid level, the fluid will also need to be replaced. Overtime, the fluid will degrade and lose its ability to properly lubricate important parts of the transmission system. It’s important to change the fluid when the manufacturer specifies in your vehicle’s owner’s manual.
How We Handle Transmission Services
At Christian Brothers Automotive Woodway, we understand that transmission repairs can be daunting. That’s why our work is backed by the 2-year/24,000-mile Nice Difference warranty. Call Christian Brothers Automotive in Woodway, Texas to schedule your transmission service and see the nice difference in auto repair!