The transmission system plays a key role in the performance of your vehicle and the quality of your drive. Designed to smoothly shift from one gear to another, it’s the reason why you’re able to shift from “Park” to “Reverse” and vice versa. Without a properly functioning transmission, your vehicle could experience additional damage. How can you avoid that? The best way to do so is by visiting Pima County’s preferred transmission service shop — AAMCO Transmission of Tucson, AZ. Our highly trained technicians and service managers will work with you to ensure your transmission is properly functioning. All of our services can be financed and are covered by our nationwide warranty for 12 Month / 12,000 Miles or 24 Month / 24,000 Miles. For more information, please speak with your service manager!
To properly maintain your transmission system, you must know the signs of failure. Although you won’t be able to fix the problem alone, knowing what’s going wrong will allow you to get ahead of the problem before it worsens. Here are a few things you can do to monitor your transmission’s current condition!
This is one of the easiest ways to understand the current condition of your transmission system. To check the transmission fluid, use the dipstick found in the rear of the in-line engine or by the transaxle (exact location will depend on the type of vehicle you have). After cleaning the stick of any old residue, insert it into the engine and inspect the fluid. Transmission fluid should have a pink, clear appearance and a sweet smell to it. If it smells burnt or has a brownish appearance, that means it needs to be changed or flushed. Also, take note of the fluid level! Transmission fluid is never burnt up or used when the vehicle is in operation, so if the level is low then that means you may be dealing with a leak!
Shifting gears should be a smooth and seamless transition. You shouldn’t experience any problems, whether it’s a strange movement or a loss in acceleration. If you notice a stall, hitch, or hesitation after switching gears, that could be a sign of transmission failure. Automatic vehicle owners might notice this when shifting from “Park” to “Drive” and vice versa, while manual vehicle owners experience this problem anytime they shift gears. Rough shifting can be dangerous to drive with, so please have our team service your vehicle as soon as possible.
Have you noticed signs of transmission failure? If so, get in front of it by visiting the preferred transmission service shop in Tucson, AZ — AAMCO Transmission. Our team of highly trained automotive professionals has the experience and technical expertise to fix any problem your transmission system may have. If you’re ready for superior service, give us a call at 520-745-5000 and schedule your appointment today! Need prompt same-day service? Visit our shop at 7120 East Golf Links Road. We happily accept all walk-in clients!*
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