TRANSMISSION REPAIR SERVICES
We’re a top rated local transmission services shop in San Leandro, CA. Your transmission is one of the most important parts of your vehicle, and one of the parts that get most expensive when things go wrong. Good transmission maintenance can help keep your transmission running longer, but at some point, you’re going to need some kind of transmission work. After all, no machine part that’s under as much stress as a vehicle’s transmission is going to last forever. If your transmission needs some TLC, Precision Auto Care is here to take care of the problem. We serve the San Leandro, Castro Valley, Hayward, Oakland, and San Lorenzo areas, and always make sure to look at all the details so we don’t miss a thing. Not sure when to bring your transmission in for a service, or not sure what kinds of service count as a transmission repair? You’re in the right place. We’ll talk about some of the most common problems and the service that repairs them right here.
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STARTING AT $99.99. Motor oil and the parts needed for your oil change vary in price from vehicle to vehicle. Please call for an exact price quote for your vehicle make and model. Our technicians are trained to service just about every make and model vehicle, from engine repair to oil changes.
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Our technicians are highly skilled and experienced with just about every vehicle make and model. If your check engine light is on, you can bring it to our shop and we’ll diagnose what’s wrong with it. Any authorized diagnostic will be applied toward the cost of your repair, a $169.99 value.
Your clutch helps allow for the transmission of power and is one of the more important parts of your transmission system. When your clutch starts to go your transmission won’t work as well, and a failed clutch can be a serious problem when it comes to getting your vehicle up and running and out of first gear. Often when your clutch starts to have a problem is an issue with one of the parts, like the springs, and not an issue with the whole system. Your mechanic will identify the problem, check to make sure there aren’t additional factors, and replace any parts that aren’t working the way they should. In some cases, your mechanic may also need to resurface or replace your flywheel, which we’ll talk about in the next section. Your clutch getting harder to operate, pickier about where it works and where it doesn’t, or failing entirely are all signs that you need some kind of clutch repair, whether it’s just one failed part or a total replacement.
If your clutch is having issues, it’s worth giving your flywheel an inspection as well. Often you won’t need to replace these parts at the same time, but the flywheel can wear out too, and it’s important to replace it quickly if it starts having problems. A flywheel replacement is often part of a clutch job, the flywheel rarely has problems without also causing clutch symptoms, but not all clutch jobs include a flywheel replacement. A typical flywheel will cost a couple of hundred dollars, sometimes more, but the real variable is labor. Depending on how easy this system is to get to in your vehicle, you might be looking at a relatively labor-intensive, and therefore more costly, repair. Gears slipping or a burning smell from your clutch are two of the primary signs of flywheel trouble.
TRANSMISSION FLUID LEAK
Your transmission fluid is what keeps the whole system running, both by controlling heat and by providing appropriate lubrication. When you don’t have enough fluid in your transmission you’re looking at a recipe for problems and part failure. Leaks aren’t as common in your transmission as engine oil leaks, but they can be more serious. As soon as you notice a leak you need to get your vehicle to a mechanic. If the leak is severe, consider getting a tow instead of driving. Your mechanic will inspect the transmission, including the transmission pan, hoses, and the various seals inside to find where the leak is occurring and will repair it. Cost for this service varies widely depending on the size and severity of the leak, where it is in your transmission system, and whether any parts need to be replaced to seal it.
TRANSMISSION FLUID LINES REPLACEMENT
All fluid lines in your vehicle are vulnerable to breakdown over time. If you’re bringing your vehicle in for regular maintenance and inspections your mechanic will typically suggest transmission fluid line replacements long before you have a leak or any other problems, at the first sign of wear and tear or when the lines have been in use for a certain amount of time. This isn’t that difficult a repair, and can usually be done affordably depending on how many lines need to be replaced at once and how difficult they are to access in your make and model of vehicle.
This is a repair many vehicle owners dread because it usually costs several thousand dollars, but rebuilding your transmission is still often cheaper than getting a new one installed. A transmission rebuild is usually only necessary when there are multiple component part failures, severe leaks that can’t be individually repaired when more than one seal gives out, or when parts that can’t be replaced on their own fail or start to fail. Rebuild cost depends on which parts are failing, how long it takes to diagnose the issue, how long it takes to repair, and if additional problems are found during the rebuild. The whole process typically takes a couple of days and will cost more if you have a European or exotic vehicle. Your transmission is critical for the function of your vehicle. Don’t wait for a small problem to turn into a big one, schedule your transmission maintenance appointment with Precision Auto Care, today!