As you age, your car does too. Over a period of time, your car’s transmission can begin acting up. Yearly inspections can help catch transmission problems early on. However, if you wait until there’s a problem you’ll begin experiencing signs that you’re in need of a transmission repair. Here’s what you need to know about costly transmission repairs and what you can do to try and avoid them.
The transmission is essentially your car’s gearbox. Haynes notes that this gearbox is the component that turns the engine’s power into something the car can use to run on. Without it, you would sit in your car with the engine running, but you wouldn’t actually be able to get from point A to point B.
Haynes further details that there are different types of transmissions found in cars:
As you probably realize, the transmission is an intricate mechanical system. Due to this, it can experience more wear and problems over time because of the heat and friction caused by all of the moving parts. When it comes to transmission issues, there are common problems. These problems include:
The final cost of a transmission repair depends on the severity of the problem and the type of car you drive. If your transmission has to be completely rebuilt or have most of the parts replaced, the repair will be expensive. However, some transmission repairs are minor, like just needing the fluid changed, which doesn’t cost as much. You can prevent costly repairs by bringing your car in for preventative maintenance.
Transmission repair and replacement are among the costliest and most time consuming services to need for your car. Getting routine maintenance on your transmission is the best way to avoid that bump in the road. Bring your car to Scott’s Fort Collins Auto & Repair and our team of experts will give the system a careful inspection and change your transmission fluid.
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Scott’s Fort Collins Auto & Repair is located at 1900 E. Lincoln Ave Fort Collins, Colorado. You may also reach us by phone at (970) 682-4202. We proudly serve Colorado residents in Fort Collins, Greeley and Loveland, as well as Cheyenne, Wyoming.