With locations in Athens, Madison and Huntsville, Alabama, we are your number one source for quality and affordable transmission service.
Automatic transmission fluid has multiple duties. It is a hydrualic fluid that acts as a lubricant and coolant. It lubricates every moving part inside the transmission, it prevents overheating, and it serves as viscous agent that transmits power from the engine to the driveshaft or axles. Through normal use, this fluid wears and loses some of its important properties. Routine flushing replaces this fluid as well as cleans and removes residue from internal paths of the transmission. Manual transmissions, transfer cases, and differentials use a variety of oils including regular motor oil and heavy duty synthetic gear oil that also require replacement.
Routine maintenance is the best way to prevent costly transmission failure. Transmission service should be done every 30,000 miles, or as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.
Symptoms your transmission may need service:
- Transmission fluid is leaking
- Fluid is dark or burnt
- Transmission sounds or shifts unusual
- Clutch pedal is weak
Our expert technicians will:
- Inspect transmission fluid level and wear
- Replace or flush transmission fluid
- Install a new internal transmission filter and pan gasket as necessary
- Replace the clutch and master or slave cylinders
If your vehicle is showing symptoms of transmission problems, we can help with complete transmission service. Contact us today at one of our three locations in Huntsville, Madison, and Athens, Alabama to set an appointment.
Why is transmission service important?
Over time, transmission fluid contamination occurs in both manual and automatic vehicle transmissions. Bearings and gears in the transmission wear, resulting in metal particles float around in the lubricant. Dirty oil does not perform as well as clean oil, so the contaminated oil should be drained out, or it will adversely impact the life of the transmission. In automatic transmission vehicles, the fluid itself degrades with use, as a result of heat generation in an automatic transmission. Transmission service prevents issues relating to these problems.