TRANSMISSION

Your car moves because of the trans-mission that is in it. Many people ser-vice their engines but don’t know that transmissions need some care too.

When you’re driving if you feel a slight jerk or anything suspicious let us know at KW Motors so we can give your transmission the car it deserves.

What do I need to know about my Transmission?

FAULTY TRANSMISSION

SYMPTOMS
When you have a fault in the transmission of your car you may notice:

  • Grinding / whining noises
  • Slow acceleration
  • Warning lights on the dashboard
  • A dragging sensation
  • Your car may start but not move

CAUSES
The most common causes of transmission faults are:

  • Not servicing your transmission
  • Damage to the transmission oil cooler because someone hit something
  • Pulling heavy loads
  • Wear and tear

WHAT TO DO
If you feel that your car is not quite accelerating like it use to come in and see us for a free no obligation quote.

QUESTIONS

Do I need to service my transmission?.
Yes for most cars.

How often should I service my transmis-sion?
It varies from car to car, but generally every 25,000 km to 30,000 km.

How much does it cost to service my transmission?
Depending on the type of car you have a trans-mission service starts at $175.

How long does it take to service the transmis-sion?
A complete service takes about 3 hours.

What does dirty transmission fluid mean?.
The transmission on your car is a separate unit from the engine. The transmission fluid should be a clear red colour for most cars. If the col-our turns black it is generally from metallic particles being ground out from your transmis-sion. This is the main reason for the jerky feel-ing when you’re driving.