Plus, the status of your transmission isn’t something that’s looked at on your Virginia state inspection. So even if your car is running smoothly, there may be an issue lurking in your transmission. Consistent transmission fluid exchange services at Virginia Tire & Auto’s Ashburn locations can help prevent dangerous and expensive transmission repairs down the road.
What is a transmission?
In a nutshell, your transmission is what allows your car to move. It converts the energy that your engine makes into torque that your wheels then use to rotate and move your vehicle. Since your engine creates so much energy at such a high speed, your transmission is responsible for toning down all that power into a manageable speed so that you remain in firm control of your car as you drive.
There are two types of transmissions: automatic and manual. Automatic transmissions are similar to manual ones, but instead of the driver switching gears with a clutch, automatics use the pressure changes in transmission fluids to shift gears.
Both automatic and manual transmissions need the proper amount of fluid in their systems and should be changed out every 48 months or every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, depending on your vehicle’s maintenance schedule. Otherwise, they’ll start to break down and cause damage to other elements of your vehicle. The transmission experts at our Ashburn locations know the ins and outs of both types of transmissions, so you’ll be back on the road in no time.
What is transmission repair?
Since your transmission is such a complex bit of machinery, there are a lot of parts that can get bumped out of place or grind against each other over time. Transmission fluid exchange services at your local Virginia Tire & Auto are crucial to maintaining the balance between engine power and wheel rotation. As a major player in your driveline system and the overall functionality of your car, your transmission should be serviced on a routine basis to guarantee that it’s always in working order.
Why select Virginia Tire & Auto’s Ashburn locations for your transmission repair?
It’s no secret that road conditions in Northern Virginia aren’t always the best. Add in NOVA traffic, and your car takes a beating just going about its day. All those factors can contribute to the wear and tear of your transmission and cause problems that will require repairs.
Your transmission repair at any of our Ashburn locations is always performed by our ASE Certified Technicians. We offer checks, inspections and repairs for all parts of your transmission from bearings and clutches to U-joints and torque converters. We use our specially designed machine to perform your transmission fluid exchange to guarantee that you have the best, most comprehensive transmission service possible.
Transmission services at Virginia Tire & Auto in Ashburn, VA:
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- C/V Axles
- Drive Axles
- Entire Transmission Systems
- Motor Mounts
- Propeller Shafts
- Seals and Gaskets
- Slave Cylinders
- Torque Converters
- Transmission Mounts
- Transfer Cases
8 signs your transmission is going out:
When you start to notice that something’s not right with your transmission, it’s crucial that you come in to your local Virginia Tire & Auto and have a transmission expert take a look under the hood. Scheduling a transmission service at the first sign of trouble can save you from expensive transmission repairs and prevent you from putting yourself in dangerous driving conditions.
- Humming or buzzing noise from under the car
- Strange noises while in neutral
- Transmission slipping (rough jolt when shifting)
- Delayed shift between park and drive
- Refusal to go into gear
- Transmission fluid leak
- Burning smells
- Transmission/check engine warning light
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 take a look so that it’s 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 determine the correct course of action and pricing from there.
Schedule a Transmission Repair in Ashburn, VA
Grating gears and stalling cars are signs of bad things to come. When you recognize that your vehicle could use a transmission repair, schedule an appointment at any of the four Virginia Tire & Auto locations in Ashburn, VA, or call 855.435.3677 to speak to an expert today. We’ll help you sort out if you need to change your transmission fluid or are in need of a full transmission tune-up.