SERVING ENGLEWOOD AND DENVER, COLORADO
Your transmission takes the energy from your engine and passes it on to your tires. It also matches up the speed at which your engine is turning to the appropriate speed at which your tires are turning—it even reverses the direction so you can go backwards. When your transmission fails or begins to fail, your car may lose power, may operate erratically, or may stop driving altogether.
At Auto Lab in Englewood, CO, we offer a full range of transmission repair from basic fluid checks and changes to a full rebuild. If you suspect a transmission problem or you want a second opinion on a transmission repair estimate, please call us or schedule an appointment online.
Checking and Changing Transmission Fluid
Transmission fluid lubricates the gears in a transmission. In automatic transmissions, the transmission fluid also helps convey power.
When the car is in motion, friction in the transmission creates heat. This heat can break down transmission fluid just the way it does with engine oil. As it breaks down, transmission fluid is not able to perform its functions properly, and needs to be replaced.
When you check the transmission fluid level, you should also check the color. It should be a translucent red color and have no odor. If it starts to turn brown or gets a burnt odor, you should change your transmission fluid.
Checking and changing transmission fluid is part of scheduled maintenance that we perform.
Signs Your Transmission Might Need Repair
If you are experiencing any of these problems, it might be a sign of transmission trouble:
- Failure to get into a gear or stay there
- Smell of burning transmission fluid
- Transmission noises
- Inability to shift gears
- Transmission fluid leaks
- Check engine light comes on
- Grinding between gears
- Shuddering between gears
- Unusual engine speed (either too fast or too slow for speed of travel)
- Sluggish response
- No passing gear
- Car won’t go
- Car is hard to shift
If you experience these problems, it’s likely a transmission problem may be to blame.
Comprehensive Diagnosis and Expert Repair
With a component as complex and expensive to fix as your transmission, you want to be doubly sure that it’s really the problem before you start repairs. We use a data-driven approach to repairs that ensures we don’t work on your car until we are confident we have the answer.
When any repair is performed on your car, we always make sure that the person performing the repair is certified to perform that repair.
Get a Second Opinion
Again, with a repair as complex and expensive as your transmission, you want to make sure that’s really the problem. It’s always good to get a second opinion about the problem if you can. At Auto Lab, we’re happy to give you a second opinion on an estimate you’ve received, and we’re never upset if you want to get a second opinion before having us perform your repair.
Please schedule an appointment at Auto Lab in Englewood, CO today.