Phoenix Transmission Repair Services
Let's talk about transmissions and transmission repair.
Transmissions are heavy duty pieces of equipment that are designed to last a long time. But like any other pieces of equipment, they'll eventually wear out and need repair. So let's focus on what you can do to push that day off as far as possible.
The first thing you can do is to make sure your transmission always has enough fluid. Transmission fluid cools, lubricates, and provides the hydraulic power to apply the shift clutches inside the transmission. When there's not enough fluid, the transmission will run hotter, wear out sooner and will not shift correctly.
At Tony’s Auto Service Center, we will check your transmission fluid level with a full service oil change and top it off if needed. If you see any transmission fluid on the driveway – it's a reddish color – have us inspect it for a leak. A gasket, hose or seal could be leaking and may need to be repaired.
The next thing you can do to prolong the life of your transmission is to replace your transmission fluid on schedule. The shift clutches are made of fiber and shed small amounts of material when operated. Over a period of time the filter inside your transmission becomes restricted and the transmission can start to shift erratic and metal components that need a good supply of fluid to stay lubricated can become damaged beyond repair. Transmission fluid also contains detergents and other additives to protect your transmission. These additives are depleted over time, so old fluid doesn't protect as well as new fluid. Your owner's manual or service advisor will have a recommendation for when you should have a transmission service.
If your transmission isn't shifting as smoothly as it should, or if you suspect a transmission leak, let us take a look at it. And ask if it's time for a transmission service. Regular maintenance and taking care of small leaks right away will help your transmission last as long as possible.
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