Q: How often should I get a transmission fluid change?
A: Most automobile manufacturers recommend that you change your transmission fluid every 3 years or 36,000 miles. Consult your owner's manual for more information. We recommend an annual fluid change. If your vehicle is older or is used for towing, transmission fluid changes may be required more frequently.
To determine if a fluid change is needed, we recommend our External Diagnostic Service, which includes checking the level and condition of your transmission fluid, a road test, and putting your car on a lift to check your external transmission controls. This will keep your transmission, and your vehicle, running smoothly.
Q: How much can I expect to pay for a transmission repair?
A: The price to repair a transmission depends on several factors, such as the cause of your transmission problem, the condition and type of transmission in your car, and the type of service that needs to be done.
Our shop offers an External Diagnostic Service to identify how to fix your problem and keep costs to a minimum. This service includes checking the level and condition of the transmission fluid, road testing your car, and a diagnosis of the external transmission controls. It also determines if there is a transmission problem, and if the problem can be corrected with an external repair or adjustment. Contact us to schedule an External Diagnostic Service.
Q: What are normal driving conditions?
A: According to most automobile manufactures, normal driving conditions of automatic transmissions can range, but most agree that the following conditions are considered normal:
Light to Moderate Loads – 1 or 2 Passengers with Very Little Weight Added to the Trunk or Cargo Space
Keeping the Engine and Transmission Operating at Normal Operating Temperature Most of the Time
No Excessive Speeding, Drag Racing, Jackrabbit Starts, Hard Braking, or Quick Shifting
A Driving Mix of about 1/3 City Driving and 2/3 Highway Driving
Outside Temperature Usually Moderate – Not Too Hot or Too Cold
Roadways Are Dry, Straight, and Have Moderate Hills or Valleys
Anaheim, Artesia, Bellflower, Buena Park, Cerritos, Cypress, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, Huntington Beach, Lakewood,
La Palma, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Norwalk, Paramount, Santa Fe Springs, Seal Beach, Signal Hill, & Whittier