We will be happy to answer any automotive or transmission diagnostic questions you may have.
“Very happy, I highly recommend Trans-Pro to everyone. Joe kept me informed, and even went out of his way for me to get my transmission covered under the dealer warranty when the dealer gave me problems. No problems at all, I didn't find any negatives dealing with Trans-Pro." Philip Wm. Grella, Jr., Glen Cove, Long Island, NY
The bitterness of poor quality lingers long after the cheap price is forgotten. When making a decision on who to choose for auto repair...your decision should not be based on phone price shopping alone.
Important Questions To Ask Any Repair Shop
Do they have the most up to date training and diagnostic equipment?
Do they have a good record with the Better Business Bureau?
Do they have an electronic information system such as ALLDATA? These systems contain important factory provided technical and recall information.
Do they have ASE Certified Technicians?
Are they a member of a reputable automotive organization such as ATRA?
Do they guarantee a major repair with at least a 12 month/12,000 mile warranty or more?
Do they have a great reputation? Ask your friends, neighbors and family for a recommendation.
TRANS-PRO can answer YES to all of the above questions. If you have any questions, or if you would like to make an appointment for a complimentary road test please give us a call. We will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Remember the old saying, "YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!" If it sounds too good to be true...it probably isn't! Unfortunately there are some shops that do not run their business on a code of ethics. They will give you a low ball price just to get you in the door. Or worse...they will use low quality parts, or swap your unit for a junk yard unit. Bottom line...your just not going to get filet mignon at chopped steak prices. Trust your instincts. Ask your general repair mechanic, friends or family for a recommendation of a reputable general repair or transmission repair shop.
Common Symptoms Of A Transmission Problem
Leaks under the car
The transmission fluid is reddish in color and you should be able to spot it clearly if you have a leak. If you notice a consistent slow leak, it is very important that you check your fluid level frequently (daily with normal use) until you are able to visit a qualified transmission facility or shop. If the fluid level goes below the recommended levels, you are at risk of serious transmission damage.
Color and odor
Check your vehicles manual on how to check the transmission fluid. Most manufacturers require that you check transmission fluid levels when the vehicle is running and on level ground. Pull the transmission dipstick out and check the fluid for color and odor. Repeat this step 3 times making sure to wipe after each result and look for a consistent reading. Transmission fluid is transparent red in color under good condition. If the fluid is cloudy, muddy brown, or black and/or it smells burnt, you should have it checked out as soon as possible. It may be a sign that you only need to have your transmission serviced, but if ignored you will definitely run the risk of damage to the transmission.
Noises, vibrations, slipping, and shift patterns
Like the noises in your home, you should be aware of your vehicles behavior. An automatic transmission should shift smoothly and quietly under light acceleration. If your vehicle starts to shift differently than normal, or you hear noises when shifting, you should have it checked out immediately. Basically, if you never heard that noise, or felt that vibration before...it's a good idea to consider it as a warning sign that you need to have it checked out as soon as you can. The problem might be something minor, but if left unattended it is sure to become a major problem and an expensive repair in time.
Transmission fluid leak
Noise or Knocking
Loss of Power or Movement
Decrease in Gas Mileage
Harsh or Erratic Shifting
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Fuel Saving Tips
Combine several short trips into one longer trip
Use your air conditioner sparingly
Avoid jackrabbit starts and abrupt stops
Keep tires properly inflated
Slow down - 65mph uses 15% more fuel than 55mph
The Ripple Effect
“My repair bill was $2,500 for a loose clamp on a radiator hose? How Come?” It wasn't the clamp that cost the big bucks, it was the damage the loose clamp caused.
Here is a perfect example of how a situation can snowball and cause a ripple effect:
Harold detected the odor of antifreeze from his overheating engine, but he was late for work already and decided he would check it later. After returning to his parked car, he saw a puddle underneath which he had not noticed before. He didn't notice a “check engine” light, so he shrugged his shoulders and figured he would have it checked by his mechanic on his day off, and he continued driving the car over the next few days. BAD DECISION!
While on an unexpected drive to the airport, the little leak became a big gush. With a repair facility nowhere in sight, Harold decided to continue driving until he came to a repair facility. By the time he found one, the engine was making horrible noises and overheating. Unknowingly, Harold turned a simple loose clamp into a major engine and transmission repair.
It happens everyday, according to the Car Care Council, who emphasizes that most catastrophic auto repairs could be avoided with immediate attention, and regularly scheduled preventive maintenance.
Why Should Your Brake Fluid Be Serviced?
For your protection, and to avoid costly repairs it is extremely wise to have this service on a regular maintenance schedule.
Your brake fluid requires regular service because it becomes contaminated by moisture. How does moisture get into your brake fluid? Brake fluid is hygroscopic, which means that it magnetically attracts and absorbs moisture from the atmosphere, usually through the brake master cylinder reservoir and brake hoses.
Moisture contamination lowers the boiling point of your brake fluid, even under ordinary driving conditions, it could cause the fluid to boil and release vapor into your brake system. When this vapor compresses inside the system, you may experience a dangerously low brake pedal.
Moisture contamination can also result in very costly repairs, especially if your vehicle is equipped with ABS type brakes. When moisture contaminated brake fluid reaches very high temperatures (as much as 450-500 degrees) an electrochemical reaction makes the fluid highly acidic. The acid breaks down the steel line and rubber hoses and can cause early failure of the cast iron and aluminum components in your brakes.
Common Symptoms of Brake Problems
The brake light on the dash is lit.
You feel grinding during braking.
You hear a screeching noise.
The vehicle pulls to one side when applying the brake.
Lastly, you don't stop.
Why Perform A Fuel Injection Service?
Dirt, varnishes and carbon deposits form in the fuel system, the intake valves, and in the combustion areas of all vehicles. These build-ups can reduce performance and if left untreated can lead to costly engine repairs.
Symptoms related to carbon build-up are:
Hesitation, lack of power
Repeated stalling or poor performance when cold
Poor fuel economy
The fuel Carbon Cleaning System is a revolutionary new process that will clean the fuel system, including injectors and remove harmful carbon deposits. This system utilizes a unique cleaning solution that will not damage the vehicle's sophisticated engine components. Once this service is performed, a noticeable improvement in performance, acceleration, and increased fuel economy can be seen.
Why Should Your Air Conditioning Be Serviced?
Don't wait until you need your air conditioning in hot weather to find out that your vehicle is low on freon. You need the A/C even in the winter months. Did you know that every time you turn on the defrost, your air conditioning compressor must dry the air before the defroster directs it to your windshield?
Your air conditioning system should be checked for proper operation, and freon charge at least once a year. Insufficient freon can damage the compressor, expansion valve, and seals, resulting in costly repairs. Maintaining the proper amount of freon is extremely important to ensure that the refrigerant oil is carried through your air conditioning system to lubricate moving parts and seals.
That Your Transmission Requires Preventive Maintenance?
Preventive Maintenance is the key to keeping repair costs down. If you have an older vehicle we recommend you have your transmission serviced every 15,000 - 30,000 miles depending on your make/model/year to insure a longer life span for your transmissionck your manual for the manufacturers recommendations.