The transmission is perhaps one of the most essential elements in any car since this system is what keeps your vehicle going. The transmission transfers power from the engine to the wheels of your car, helping it to move forward. For automatic transmission vehicles, the fluid is an essential part of this system since it helps to cool and lubricate all of the internal parts of the transmission. If you’re in need of transmission service, bring your car to Kevin’s Auto in Swoyersville, PA where we can perform a thorough inspection and get your car running the way it should.
- There are several things you should be on the lookout for that may indicate you have a problem with your transmission. These include:
- Your vehicle is having difficulty running or it is “idling high” when sitting still
- The car stalls whenever you try to go up or down a steep hill or inclined road
- The “check engine” or “service engine soon” light is on and stays on
- Your transmission makes strange noises, and the car generally makes a noise whenever it starts and/or runs
While these issues are not all inclusive, they are a good indication that there’s a problem with your clutch if you own a manual vehicle, and your transmission fluid if you own an automatic. The fluid service is an essential part of good, regular maintenance and can increase the lifespan of your vehicle. Most transmission failures are a result of overheating, which is why you should have the fluid replaced as often as you can. This fluid cools and lubricates the internal parts to allow the transmission to transfer power from the engine to the wheels. It also helps the car shift into different gears, depending on your speed.
Take your vehicle to Kevin’s Auto for a full transmission service. We will drain the fluid, and then install a new gasket and filter if you drive an automatic. We will also add the correct type and quantity of oil needed for your specific make and model and thoroughly check for leaks. Once we’ve changed out the fluid and checked for leaks, our mechanic will test drive your vehicle to ensure that everything is operating and running as it should. You should try to get a transmission fluid service every 40,000 miles if possible. If you notice any fluid leaking under your car before that time, bring it to us for a thorough inspection.
Bring your vehicle to Kevin’s Auto located in Swoyersville, PA for all your transmission service needs. Give our friendly staff a call at 570-283-3295 to schedule your appointment today!