Few things strike terror into the heart of a car owner more than transmission trouble. New transmissions cost into the thousands, while the replacement process can keep your car out of service for weeks. Although many transmission problems are minor and can be easily remedied by trustworthy mechanics at Cherry Park Automotive, many consumers may fall prey to shady repair shops who overstate the problem. How do you know who to trust for complete transmission rebuilds and replacement in Northwest Houston?
The transmission in your car is a complex component that translates power from the engine to other systems in your car to allow it to operate at different speeds. Composed of gears, sensors, clutches, gaskets, seals, bands, electrical connections and more, there are numerous things that can go wrong.
Common problems include:
Fluid has a burnt smell
Metallic particles in the bottom of the oil pan
Dripping fluid on the ground while parked
RPMs on your dashboard gauge going higher than usual
Shifting between gears is difficult or slow
Strange noise or vibration
Transmission fluid is dark in color
All of these trouble signs require further investigation and do not necessarily indicate you need a total replacement. A trustworthy shop will explore all the options before suggesting more extensive services. If your transmission is too worn out to be repaired, Cherry Park Automotive technicians can install a remanufactured or used model or offer to rebuild your current one for you (new transmissions are only available on new cars). Replacing the transmission can extend the life of your car, but is a considerable expense that you may be able to avoid with proper service.
Cherry Park Automotive can help keep your transmission in good repair and in the worst case, offers high quality rebuilds and replacement service at a good price. Just visit one of our Cherry Park Automotive locations in Auto Repair Experts or give us a call 832-593- 0077 to schedule