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Reasons to Rebuild or Replace Your Transmission
Everyone will experience transmission issues at some point or another—the real dilemma is deciding whether to have your transmission repaired or replaced. Every time your transmission shifts gears, clutches and bands inside the transmission must apply and release for the shift to occur. This strain causes extensive wear on the transmission that often leads to major and even sometimes catastrophic transmission failure.
Transmission Fluid Leaks
Every component of your vehicle needs to communicate and interact with other components. When it comes to the healthy functioning of your transmission, you need the proper fluids. You can take care of your vehicle and prevent transmission problems by making sure you have the right amount of transmission fluids and ensuring that the fluid is clean. Depending on the transmission fluid you use, it might be colorless or bright red. You can tell your fluid is dirty and in need of changing when it takes on a darker brown color. At this point it won’t do a good enough job of cooling down your transmission, which can lead to overheating and a multitude of other problems. Look out for patches of liquid on the surface of your driveway.
Manual Transmission Clutch Going Bad
Your clutch is essentially what you use to control your transmission if you drive a manual vehicle. Unfortunately, the clutch can wear out over time and lead to transmission failure. “Riding the clutch” is somewhat synonymous with aggressive, erratic driving, which is a practice you should always avoid.
There are many reasons to need a transmission replacement, these are just a few. Whatever damage your transmission has suffered you can trust the team at CarTronics Auto Repair to provide you with the expertise necessary to install a used or rebuilt transmission in Elgin, IL. We provide transmissions for all makes and models of foreign and domestic cars, trucks and SUVs. Give us a call at (847) 450-3714 to schedule an appointment for a professional transmission replacement in Elgin, IL.