LOCAL MECHANICS REPAIR MANUAL AND AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS
The transmission is one of the most important systems in your vehicle – transferring your engine’s power to the wheels and allowing you to move forward. Containing hundreds of components, routine maintenance is vital to maintaining the peak performance/operation of your transmission, and ultimately, your entire car.
If you do experience a problem with your transmission, take it to the best local auto repair shop in Greenfield and Hales Corners. Reis Auto’s local mechanics provide services SO good and pricing SO fair, YOU will feel guilty!
While our mechanics do not physically rebuild transmissions, we are experts in diagnosing the problem! Once we know what the problem is, if we cannot repair it ourselves we will refer you to a transmission repair shop you can trust to provide the same great services Reis Auto delivers.
HOW YOUR TRANSMISSION WORKS AND WHAT CAUSE IT TO FAIL
Your transmission is the powertrain that converts the engine’s force into a controlled source of power. The transmission acts as a mediator between the engine and the wheels - converting the power the engine produces into torque (rotational force) that is then transferred to the axles, rotating the wheels. The transmission keeps both your engine and wheel RPMs at optimal rates, allowing you to control your speed and to stop.
Common Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Transmission:
- Forgetting to service your transmission regularly. Dirt and contaminates can build up inside, causing your transmission to run sluggishly. Have it serviced every 30-60,000 miles with a transmission fluid change or a complete flush.
- Running low on transmission fluid. Transmission fluid is the most important component to monitor regularly. It’s required to lubricate all the parts within your transmission (hundreds of them), provide hydraulic fluid pressure, and cool the transmission from the heat that it generates.
- Using the wrong type of transmission fluid. Not all transmissions are alike, and some require special fluid. Putting the wrong fluid in can destroy your transmission beyond repair and cost you thousands of dollars to replace.
- Ignoring problems until it’s too late. Are you experiencing grinding, shaking, slipping, or stalling? Any unusual behavior from your transmission is cause for concern. Before you make matters worse, have the problem assessed at your local auto repair shop.
- Allowing your transmission to overheat. High transmission fluid temperatures will kill your transmission faster than anything else. Keeping the temperature between 175° and 195° is the safest bet for long mileage.
Ignoring transmission problems can cost you thousands of dollars or the car itself. Consult your local mechanic to make sure your transmission is in good shape!