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Your car’s transmission is one of its most important parts. The transmission is responsible for ensuring that the right amount of power is transferred from the engine to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Because of this, it’s essential that you keep your transmission in good shape through regular maintenance. Once a transmission begins having problems, it can result in a poor fuel economy, or worse, can make your car difficult to drive or render it unable to function at all.
Here at Express Transmissions, we are able to do a thorough inspection of your transmission to make sure it’s in good working condition by using our diagnostic scan tool.
Our Diagnostic Scan Tool
Transmissions are extremely complex components, which should be no surprise considering the task that they are designed to do. Today’s transmissions are built out of a combination of mechanics, hydraulics, and electronics, all of which are managed and monitored by an onboard computer. This onboard computer sends and receives information about the performance and operation of the transmission.
This means that to perform an effective inspection of a transmission, a diagnostic scan tool must be used — and only mechanics with technological training and know-how can properly use a diagnostic scan tool and analyze the data that it provides. If there’s something wrong with the transmission, an error fault code will be logged into the onboard computer. Our diagnostic scan tool will receive that error code.
However, the error code doesn’t automatically identify the problem with the transmission. The technician will need to use their experience and expertise in order to assess the transmission and figure out exactly what the problem is.
Signs You Need to Have Your Transmission Inspected
If you’re having the following issues with your car, it means that you should come in to have your transmission checked.
- Shifting feels rough – If the gear shifts aren’t as smooth as usual or you can hear a clunk or thud-like sound when your car shifts, there’s an issue.
- The transmission is slipping – If it feels like the gear changes for no reason while you’re driving, it means its slipping. It can result in a whining-like sound from the engine as well.
- There’s a delay in engagement – If there’s a delay before your car engages into drive, it’s most likely your transmission’s fault.
- Your transmission warning light is on – The warning light will usually come on if an error code has been lodged into the onboard computer. The warning light will often come on if you’re having any of the previously listed issues — but this isn’t always the case. In some cases, a diagnostic scan is the only way to identify what the issue is that it is causing the warning light to come on.
These are all common transmission issues, although there can be numerous problems at the source of these issues, which is why a diagnostic scan will need to be run. Even if you’re not having problems, you should have your transmission checked regularly to make sure that it’s in good condition. Bring it into our shop today and we’ll use our diagnostic scan tool to identify any problems that your transmission might be having.
Schedule a Transmission Checkup Today
If you’re having problems with your transmission or it’s about time to have it inspected, then be sure to call us at Express Transmissions & Automotive Services to schedule an appointment in Toledo, OH, today.
The age-old saying, “It’s always better to have too much than not enough” applies to many things in life. Food at a party; money in your wallet; room in your house. But when it comes to your transmission’s fluid levels, having too much transmission fluid inside could actually be a very bad thing for your car and for you.
So, before you start pouring in another quart of transmission fluid into the dipstick tube, pay close attention so you don’t accidentally turn a good deed into a nightmare situation.
The transmission is one of the most essential parts of your vehicle. Without it, your engine won’t change gears and your vehicle won’t really drive forward (or backward). It actually can be very simple to maintain, but if something goes wrong with it, the transmission can be one of the most expensive parts to replace.
So before you’re faced with a huge repair bill and a stationary vehicle, it’s better to learn a few simple tips now to help you maintain the life of your transmission and turn them into regular habits for your future.
A lot of car owners consider themselves “handy.” Maybe they even have a little bit of experience with basic car repairs, learned from taking a class or two or from observing a similarly handy person do some DIY repair work on their own cars. However, when it comes to your transmission, it’s best if you don’t attempt to do any fixes on your own, even if you are trying to save some money.
Your vehicle’s transmission is arguably one of it’s most important parts. It’s what helps to transmit power from your engine to your wheels. Without it, you simply won’t be able to drive. Considering how important it is to the function of your vehicle, it should come as no surprise that transmission repairs are one of the most expensive automotive repairs you can pay for, especially if your transmission fails completely and needs to be replaced.
You may drive a car every day but it can be confusing to understand exactly how your car works. That’s why you should find a trusted mechanic you can lean on and ask questions.
Like when do you really need to take your car in?
We took a poll around the shop and asked our techs what they thought our customers should know about their car.
Some of the factors that pose a big risk to your car’s alignment include roads with potholes, hitting a curb or using poorly maintained roads frequently. These conditions affect your car’s alignment and accelerate any uneven tire wear issues.
Protect your car by having an alignment check every 6,000 miles or after spending a significant amount of time on a poor road. Regular checks will protect your tires and help you save money.
If you suspect that you’re having problems with your transmission (for example, you’re having trouble shifting gears or your car is leaking fluids), then you’ll want to address the issue right away. Ignoring the problem isn’t going to help as it’s just going to get worse, potentially compromising the car’s safety as well as increasing the cost of repairs. However, before you bring your car in, there are a few things that you should know. The following are three things that most transmission specialists feel like you should know:
When it comes to their car, a lot of owners want to believe that they have the know-how and skill to fix anything that goes wrong. However, there are a lot of transmission problems that are best left to a professional. For example, the transmission.
The transmission is such a vital component of your car’s function that the last thing you should do is mess around with it in an attempt to figure out what’s wrong or to fix it yourself. Doing so without the proper training and experience could result in making things worse to the point where repairs may end up costing you even more than they initially would have.