Does your car struggle to get up to speed, jerk when it shifts, or make strange noises? Like engine oil, your transmission fluid requires routine maintenance to keep your vehicle in motion. It may be time for a transmission service in Yakima. RJ’s Tire Pros & Auto Experts offers fast, affordable automatic and manual transmission services for cars and light trucks. Our technicians have the skills to service, repair, rebuild, or replace your transmission, keeping your vehicle on the road.
Transmission Maintenance is Essential
Your vehicle’s transmission gears deliver power from the engine to the wheels. Transmission fluid lubricates gears, keeps the system cool, and facilitates shifting via hydraulic pressure. Unfortunately, transmission fluid breaks down with routine use, forcing your transmission system to work harder and reducing its lifespan. Regular transmission service, including a transmission fluid change, is essential to ensure peak operation and keep your transmission in action. Fortunately, our Yakima transmission service center makes taking care of your transmission easy.
How Often to Service Your Transmission
There is no magic mileage number for scheduling service at your local transmission shop. Needs vary based on vehicle model and transmission technology. We recommend checking your car's service manual, which will list the recommended maintenance schedule for your vehicle's make and model. Our knowledgeable technicians want you to know these are suggestions and to keep in mind hard acceleration, stop-and-go driving, and towing heavy loads will speed transmission fluid deterioration. We advise more frequent service in these driving conditions to avoid the need for transmission repair or transmission rebuilding by our Yakima auto mechanics.
Signs You Need Your Transmission Serviced
If you notice these signs, take your vehicle to our Yakima auto transmission repair shop ASAP to avoid the need for costly transmission repair:
- Transmission or engine warning light
- Fluid puddles under your vehicle
- Rough or delayed shifting
- Grinding or roaring sounds on acceleration
- Whining or gurgling noises
What’s Included in a Transmission Service?
Transmission services vary by vehicle model and transmission style. You can generally expect a transmission fluid change, filter or screen cleaning or replacement, sump pump removal and examination, and pan cleaning and gasket replacement. Transmission fluids are manufacturer specific, so bringing your vehicle to a trusted Yakima auto repair and maintenance shop is essential. During service, we'll also look for signs of excess wear. If we uncover any problems, our knowledgeable technicians may inform you of upcoming needs or recommend transmission repairs, transmission rebuilds, or transmission replacement at this time.
ASE Certified Transmission Specialists
Our full-service transmission repair shop can diagnose and fix all transmission models and configurations, including manual and automatic, front-wheel-drive (FWD), all-wheel-drive (AWD), continuously variable transmissions (CVT), and 4x4s. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will treat you like family, explaining any issues before progressing with work, so you can determine the best option to get your vehicle back on the road.
When you need transmission service in Yakima, Union Gap, Selah, Naches, Gleed, West Valley, or East Valley, trust RJ's Tire Pros & Auto. Contact us at 509-453-8170 for a transmission service quote or schedule an appointment online today.