The transmission of your car is a complicated piece of machinery; actually, it's a system that experiences a lot of wear and tear due to the fact that it has a lot of moving parts that need to interact with one another to make the transmission work. Heat and friction are generated due to the movements of the parts in your car's transmission, and this can cause transmission problems as your vehicle ages or if it is not properly maintained and serviced.
The real downside of transmission problems is the cost of repair — it can be pretty expensive, depending on if you're talking about repairing or rebuilding and/or replacing it. So, the number one thing you need to remember is that scheduled maintenance of your car can really help to prevent transmission problems.
Recognizing the symptoms and being able to diagnose a transmission problem means that you can get your car to a mechanic ASAP before the problem becomes really costly.
Symptoms you should watch out for
There are several symptoms of a "transmission in trouble" that you should be aware of so that you can get your car to a mechanic at the first sign of trouble:
- lack of acceleration, response or stalling out while driving your car
- shuddering and shaking while going into gear
- slipping in and out of gear
- burning smell/check engine light comes on
- fluid leakage
If you start to notice any of these symptoms, you need to take your car in for servicing ASAP. In the San Diego area, Transmasters Transmissions and Autocare should be your first choice if your car is experiencing transmission issues. Located in Miramar, Transmasters has a developed a reputation over the years as being on of the best transmission service and repair shops in the area.
All of our mechanics are ASE-certified and are up-to-date on the latest automotive repair technology. We use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to quickly analyze and diagnose the problem. Our mechanics will be able to give you a clear, concise explanation of the problem and whether or not you just need repairs to your automatic transmission or whether the solution to the problem will involve rebuilding or replacing your existing transmission.
You can trust our experts
Customer satisfaction is our top priority. We're proud of the reputation that we have built since our doors opened in 1989 as being a trustworthy and reliable auto repair shop. Each one of our service specialists undergoes extensive training in automotive repair which includes certification in transmission repair as well as brake, engine, and auto electrical service and repair.
Visit our website and check out the testimonials from our many satisfied customers. If you suspect that your transmission is starting to have issues, contact us at one of our two locations. Or, better yet, bring your car into one of our shops. We'll be happy to show you around and answer any questions you may have about transmission repairs and costs.