A well-functioning transmission is integral to the smooth operation of a vehicle. Over time, this important system requires tune-ups to keep it functioning properly. Transmission repairs can be costly, so stay on top of your vehicle’s transmission maintenance with Virginia Tire & Auto.
What Does My Vehicle’s Transmission Do?
Basically, your transmission is what allows your car to move. It takes the power created by your engine and delivers it to your wheels so that you can move. To generate enough energy to move a car, your engine’s internal components must rotate very quickly. The transmission tones down all that power to a manageable speed so that you maximize your engine’s efficiency and remain in firm control of your car as you drive.
How Does a Transmission Work?
Modern car transmissions have many gears inside them to deliver the right amount of power at the right time to the car wheels. Based on which gear your car is in, your car will operate at different speeds efficiently.
Automatic Transmission vs. Manual Transmission
Manual transmissions rely on the driver shifting through the different gears by hand using a stick-shifter and pressing a clutch pedal. It’s up to the driver when the car shifts gears.
Automatic transmissions function similarly, but the driver doesn’t have to shift gears manually. Instead, automatics use the pressure changes in transmission fluids to shift gears. Your vehicle probably has an automatic transmission; they are common in modern vehicles because they are easier to operate.
Maintaining Your Transmission System
Both automatic and manual transmissions need the proper amount of fluid in their systems, which should be changed out every 48 months or every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, depending on your vehicle’s maintenance schedule. This is especially true if you drive up a lot of hills or frequently tow with your vehicle.
If your transmission fluid is low or hasn’t been changed regularly, your transmission will start to break down and cause damage to other elements of your vehicle. Consistent transmission fluid exchange services at Virginia Tire & Auto will help prevent dangerous and expensive transmission repairs down the road.
Transmission Repairs & Services
At Virginia Tire & Auto, our ASE Certified Technicians can help with regular transmission flushes, as well as with complex transmission repairs.
- C/V Axles
- Drive Axles
- Entire Transmission Systems
- Motor Mounts
- Propeller Shafts
- Seals and Gaskets
- Slave Cylinders
- Torque Converters
- Transmission Filters
- Transmission Flushes & Fluid Exchanges
- Transmission Mounts
- Transfer Cases
How Much Will It Cost to Fix My Transmission?
Since your vehicle’s transmission is such a complex system, it’s hard for even the most experienced technicians to determine what’s causing the problem without taking a closer look. As a result, we wait to price a transmission repair until we’ve been able to inspect your vehicle so that our quote is as accurate as possible. It’s important to us that we charge fair prices and are honest with our customers, so we take the time to understand what’s causing a transmission issue and then determine the correct course of action and pricing from there.
Why Choose Virginia Tire & Auto for Transmission Repair & Services?
Transmissions are complex systems that require regular maintenance to keep in top shape. We offer checks, inspections and repairs for all parts of your transmission, from bearings and clutches to U-joints and torque converters. And we use our specially designed machine to perform transmission flushes to guarantee that you have the best, most comprehensive transmission service possible.
Your transmission repair at Virginia Tire & Auto is always performed by our ASE Certified Technicians. This means you can trust that your vehicle’s transmission is being fixed by experienced automotive professionals who have gone through an extensive training and certification process.
If you need your transmission serviced or repaired, take your car to the transmission experts at Virginia Tire & Auto. We will take care of you and your vehicle and get you back on the road in no time.
We service all major automotive brands.
We service all major automotive brands including Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, RAM, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.
We’re 100% committed to making sure you’re 100% satisfied. We’ve spent more than 40 years doing things the right way, and that’s why it’s part of our culture to make sure you’re in the most friendly, comfortable and honest environment possible. And it’s also why our warranty not only covers all our services but will also be honored at all our locations, too.
A bad transmission can sometimes sneak up on you, it’s best to be on the lookout for the signs of a bad transmission to get ahead of expensive repairs.
When it comes to your car, there are a lot of moving parts — literally and figuratively. Check out our car maintenance checklist to help you understand when and where you need car maintenance.