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
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.
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.