Drive an automatic? LP & Sons Auto Care has you covered. Drive a stick? We’ve got you covered, too. At LP & Sons Auto Care, our certified automotive experts know all there is to know about transmission service and repair. We will maintain your transmission to extend its life and repair or replace it in the event that becomes necessary, although, with proper maintenance, you should never have to face a transmission repair.
Flush and Fill
Transmission fluid is also called transmission oil because it performs many of the same functions motor oil does. Most vehicle manufacturers recommend a transmission fluid flush and change every 30,000 miles or every two years if the mileage milestone hasn’t been met yet. This keeps the fluid clean, fresh, and ready to do its job protecting your vehicle’s transmission, whether automatic or manual.
Transmission Fluid’s Job
Transmission fluid lubricates gears to prevent them from grinding in both automatic and manual transmissions. As with your vehicle’s motor oil, the transmission fluid also prevents excessive friction between the gears so the parts themselves do not overheat. When driving a stick, you push the transmission fluid through the system each time you change gears. Automatic transmissions use hydraulic pressure to move the transmission fluid through the system.
Transmission Fluid Leaks
Your vehicle’s transmission can spring leaks over time. Older vehicles or vehicles that have been in a serious accident can leak transmission fluid from the cooler lines, pan gasket, or system seals. If you see pink to dark red fluid leaking onto your garage floor from the center of your vehicle – not the front where the engine is – you likely have a transmission leak. It’s important to have the leak fixed right away, as driving with low transmission oil can affect the transmission’s performance and damage it.
Transmission Service DeLand
When you bring your car, truck, or SUV in every 30,000 miles (or whenever your vehicle manufacturer recommends it) for a transmission service, we’ll flush and fill the fluid and inspect the entire system for contaminants, dirt, leaks, rust, and other potential problems. If you drive a manual, we’ll also inspect and adjust your clutch. We’ll keep your transmission running like new no matter how many miles you have on your automobile so you don’t need to worry about transmission repairs.
Transmission Repairs DeLand
That said, you may come to a point when you do need transmission repairs, such as a worn clutch or leaking pan, and we can repair your manual or automatic transmission, too. We have experience in repairing newer and older transmission systems on domestic and foreign automobiles. You don’t need to take your vehicle anywhere else for your transmission needs. We are a full-service auto shop with vast experience in transmission service and repair.
Call LP & Sons Auto Care or stop by our shop today!