Your vehicle is made up of many incredible parts that work together to run perhaps our most heavily relied on machine. Each part has a specific job, and all of these jobs working together results on you being able to drive point A to point B. Some parts are simple, some are complex. Your vehicle’s transmission is one of the most complex pieces in the entire system and needs to be treated such. That’s why you should bring your vehicle to High-Tech Auto and Truck Center in Chantilly for all your automatic transmission repairs.
If you drive a vehicle with an automatic transmission, that means it changes gears on it’s own and using complex, computer controlled, hydraulic valves and pistons. It may be a little more difficult to detect signs that your transmission needs some help in an automatic. In a manual, you can tell by delays when changing gears or a grinding sensation while changing, but with an automatic transmission, it’s not always as obvious. You may just feel a slight shimming sensation when the gears change instead of a smooth, almost unnoticeable change. In extreme cases, there may be an audible clunk or bang when gears change.
Your transmission’s job is to take the power created by the engine and transfer it to your wheels, making your car travel at the speed you want it to move at. It does so using a method that could only be explained with complex mathematical formulas. This being said, your automatic transmission is complex and expensive to replace if it gets broken. A new transmission could cost anywhere between $4,000 and $8,000! Preventative maintenance and routine service helps extend the life of your vehicle’s automatic transmission.
If you think you might have a problem with your automatic transmission, it's important to catch problems early so that you don't end up spending an arm and a leg to replace it. If you notice any weird shimmying in your car, bring it into High-Tech Auto and Truck Center to let our professionals diagnose and fix your problem. Some drivers don't know that regular servicing can prevent a disaster like this from happening. In order to keep your transmission safe and healthy, you should bring it in for regular servicing. Transmission fluid should be checked frequently and replaced according to the manufacturer’s recommended service interval. Regardless of what your transmission needs, we are here to help. Come visit us at 4007 Westfax Drive #D, Chantilly, VA 20151 or call to schedule an appointment today!