Transmission Repair and Maintenance Service in Montgomery

The cost of transmission repair is not an investment that any car owner is excited to make. At Performance Auto Repair, our transmission shop boasts advanced level ASE certified technicians who can maintain your transmission to help prevent expensive repairs. We use state-of-the-art tools and technology to evaluate and address any issue with your vehicle’s transmission operation, beyond draining and refilling the fluid. Our Complete Transmission Service helps to increase the functionality and efficiency of your transmission. In the case that your vehicle needs transmission repair, our technicians can provide reliable, trustworthy repair services.

What is a Transmission?

The job of your car’s transmission is to transfer the engine’s power to its wheels to put the car in motion. It works very similarly to a bicycle. When you’re riding a bike, you can see the gears shift with multiple speeds. The chain transfers the power from the pedals (the bike’s engine) to the wheels. If the chain comes off, even if the pedals are moving, the bike won’t go. If the chain is engaged in too high of a gear, it is difficult to get started from a stop or on a hill. The same principle applies to your vehicle’s transmission.

Just like you might oil a bicycle chain to keep it operating smoothly, you can maintain the lubrication in your car’s transmission to keep it operating efficiently and prolong its lifespan.

How Can I Prevent My Transmission from Going Out?

A transmission service should be part of your routine vehicle maintenance just like an oil change. Your vehicle manufacturer recommends getting your transmission serviced at specific maintenance intervals. When it comes to transmission maintenance or repair, there are several processes that come into play. Changing the filters and fluid, as well as lubricating shafts, gears, and other components in your transmission system is critical to maintaining your vehicle.

Benefits of Changing Transmission Fluid

Just like your engine requires oil for lubrication, the transmission requires fluid to lubricate all its moving parts. Over time, this fluid can become contaminated and lose the ability to keep your transmission performing properly. The benefit of changing the fluid is to provide better lubrication, improve the holding ability of the friction components, and to reduce heat. Often times, transmission failure can be traced back to overheating. New transmission fluid restores the holding power between the clutches, reducing transmission slipping and heat production. Having the transmission serviced helps the transmission perform more efficiently and reduces your risk of major transmission repair.

How Important is a Transmission Flush?

A transmission flush involves “flushing” out, or completely removing, old automatic transmission fluid (ATF) and replacing it with new ATF. Over time, by-products of the system are deposited in transmission fluid. Flushing the old fluid away ensures that the tiny particles of clutch material and metal shavings are completely removed from the fluid. Those metal particles clog passages and wedge between moving parts, causing wear throughout the transmission. If these particles are not flushed out routinely, they will reduce transmission effectiveness and efficiency and eventually shorten transmission life. Flushing the transmission fluid eliminates those particles and the damage they cause.

Fluid Change v. Transmission Flush

Sometimes, a fluid change is sufficient for transmission repair maintenance. However, a fluid change only exchanges some of the old transmission fluid with new ATF. A transmission flush, on the other hand, completely drains all of the old transmission fluid, along with the damaging particles and materials it contains.

Avoid Transmission Repair with Our Complete Transmission Service:

  • Removing and examining the sump or pan (where possible).
  • Pumping out the remainder of the old fluid.
  • Cleaning the pan.
  • Replacing the screen or filter.
  • Reinstalling the pan with a new pan gasket.
  • Refilling with new, high-quality transmission fluid.
  • Lubricating the shafts, gears and other components.
  • If applicable, adding a friction modifier or additive package (model specific).

State-of-the-Art Transmission Repair & Service in Montgomery

Performance Auto Repair of Montgomery can maintain, service, clean and repair all the internal components of your transmission.

Call Performance Auto Repair of Montgomery today at (334) 245-6600 to schedule transmission repair or service!

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