Transmissions are one of the components of your vehicle that are critically important, but most people don’t know a lot about them, or what happens if they are broken. Transmissions are also one of the most complex car components, and one of the most expensive parts to fix if they break. Here at Coopers Auto Repair Specialists, you’ll find transmission repair experts who know exactly how to help you with your transmission issues. While we are here to fix your transmission problems, we also want to educate you about your vehicle’s transmission and what signs to watch out for to help spot trouble in the future.
What Does Your Transmission Do?
Your transmission is the part of your vehicle that is responsible for taking power from the engine and correctly transferring it to the drive axle and then to the wheels, making sure your car is driving at the speed you want it to. Without a working transmission, your car wouldn’t move at all! If your vehicle is in need of transmission repair, you might notice a few things. You may feel a clunking when changing gear from park to drive or reverse, or slipping while shifting gears, or even hear unusual whining, buzzing coming from under the hood. You may also notice a burning smell. This could be caused by a slipping clutch, or other internal components, inside the transmission. If you experience any of these warning signs, be sure to bring your car to us right away for expert diagnosis and transmission repairs.
What If It Breaks?
A brand new transmission can cost anywhere between $4,000-8,000 dollars… woah! We don’t want that to be an expense you have to face. That’s why it’s so important for you to get your car in our shop as soon as you notice a problem. What might be better than waiting for a problem to arise is preventing it in the first place. The key to a happy and healthy transmission is routine maintenance and transmission repairs. Transmission fluid needs to be changed every 30,000-60,000 miles because it lubricants all of the internal moving parts. This lubricant also helps dissipate the heat produced from friction caused by the metal parts in your transmission coming in contact with one another.
Schedule Your Appointment Today!
Problems can be avoided by allowing us to perform routine maintenance, or major problems can be avoided by allowing us to perform small repairs when you notice transmission warning signs. Be it a fluid change, a transmission replacement, or any other transmission repair, you can trust our expert team to help you with all of your transmission needs. You can find us located at 1718 103rd St E, Tacoma, WA 98445 or give us a call at (253) 536-3797. Don’t wait until it’s too late!