How Often Should I Service My Transmission?
The maintenance recommendations contained within your vehicle’s owner’s manual can assist you with knowing when you should have the transmission filter and fluid replaced in your vehicle. In general, most transmission experts recommend changing the fluid and filter every 40,000 km. Doing so may help you avoid a potential transmission breakdown.
How Do I Know if My Transmission Needs Repair?
There can be a number of different signs coming from your vehicle that may indicate that your transmission is in need of repair. A key identifier that your transmission isn’t working properly is if you feel the “transmission slipping” while driving. Transmission slipping can feel like you are driving in one gear and then it changes to another gear for no apparent reason. You can also identify transmission slipping if it seems like your vehicle is struggling, is suddenly underpowered, or isn’t accelerating like it should.
Another sign your transmission is in need of repair is if your are experiencing rough shifts while driving. Your vehicle may feel like it’s refusing to change gears as it normally does, or the gear shifts aren’t very smooth. In some cases you may hear a clunk or thud when your vehicle changes gears.
If your vehicle is experiencing a delayed response when you shift into drive or reverse is another sign that your transmission isn’t working properly. You may also experience something like a long pause where the car revs the engine as you give it gas, but it’s not moving forward as it should.
Finally another key indicator that your transmission is in need of servicing or repair is if there is fluid leaking from it. Transmissions are sealed units and should never be leaking fluids. You will be able to tell that it is your transmission that is leaking fluid because the fluid will be bright red, but can also be a dark red or brown. If you notice any fluid leaking from your vehicle you should have it inspected by a technician as soon as possible.
Precision won’t complete any repairs without you having the proper information about the repairs your vehicle needs and your consent. We understand vehicle repairs are usually unexpected expenses and that is why we will work with you to come up with a solution that can work within your budget.
We know it is hard to keep your family on schedule without a vehicle in Calgary. This is why when we begin work on your car it is our primary focus. We want to make sure you have your vehicle back quickly and fixed properly so you can get back to your everyday life. That is why we keep in communication while your vehicle is with us to make sure you know when your vehicle will be ready.
If you are in need of transmission service, our expert technicians are ready to help you. Please contact us with any questions, concerns or information requests you may have, or if you are interested in booking an appointment. You can reach us by phone at (587) 317-1559 or click here to request an appointment.