Transmission Repair in Sonoma, Petaluma and Santa Rosa
Through a complex organization of mechanical moving parts, the transmission sends power from the engine through to the gears that drive the wheels of your vehicle. Each component that makes up the transmission system on any car, truck or SUV must be kept in good condition in order for your vehicle to function properly. The professional auto repair experts at Pacific Rim Auto Repair are specialists in providing accurate diagnosis, repairs and maintenance for transmissions with services that include:
- Computerized transmission diagnostics
- Transmission repair and rebuild
- Transmission inspection
- Transmission fluid flush
- Transmission filter replacement
- Manual transmission repair services
Transmission Trouble Signs
Some transmission repair problems require extensive servicing, while others need only minor adjustments. Since the transmission is so essential to a vehicle’s basic functioning, diagnosing the problem of such an intricate system requires experience and skill. Pacific Rim Auto Repair experts recommend visiting our location if you experience any of the following:
Your check engine light is on
Whenever an engine light starts popping on and off for no apparent reason at all, it is usually a sign that there something is not quite right with your car. Whether it be a default with your system or something more serious like a transmission trouble signal, it’s best to be safe rather than sorry. Our professional mechanics will look over your vehicle, making sure there isn’t anything serious going on. If there is a major problem we will do our best to resolve it quickly for you!
Grating, buzzing, clicking sound when you shift gears
Strange noises means something is wrong! A lot of motorists make the mistake of ignoring clicking, grating and buzzing sounds, assuming it’s nothing serious. These sounds are a sign that your transmission is not running properly and that it needs to be taken to the shop for an inspection!
If your car is not running at a normal speed or it feels extra sluggish no matter how hard you step on that gas; it means your transmission is not functioning as it should.
Vehicle doesn’t move when gear shift is placed into ‘drive’ or ‘reverse’
Sometimes signs of transmission failure pop up in very subtle and bizarre ways. One of them has to do with gears. Some drivers assume that this means there is a technical glitch but in reality it is a major sign of transition failure.
Here are a few more signs to look for:
- Difficult shifting gears – Stuck gear shift
- Gear slipping
- Fluid leaks beneath your vehicle
- Whistling or buzzing sound
- Burning smell from transmission fluid
Contact Pacific Rim Auto Repair for Transmission Service
There are many possible reasons for the source of a transmission repair problem. Any of the signs listed above should not be ignored in order to avoid more serious damage. Most transmission problems can be quickly repaired with early detection. Pacific Rim Auto Repair will inspect your vehicle and provide you with a complete assessment and clear explanation of your options for restoring the transmission on your car, truck or SUV. We invite you to visit us at our location or to contact us by phone or email.