Automatic Transmission Services in the Peace River Region
Driving with a failing transmission can be nerve-wracking—your car could slip or flare while you are driving, and this can be very worrying, distracting, and stressful. Your vehicle’s transmission is a very complex system and any number of things can malfunction and cause problems, much like the human body. With modern automatic transmissions much of the process involves hydraulics, sensors, and computers, while some utilize final drives or differentials. Thus it becomes even more complicated.
If you observe issues with your vehicle, don’t immediately assume that the problem is being caused by the transmission. Since much of the process involves computers which process information and send signals to the transmission, the problem is often caused by a problem with the sensors, electrical connections, or other components.
At Northern Automatic Transmission Ltd we have over 45 years of experience fixing automatic transmissions in the Peace River Area. In our shop you can always count on expert transmission repair services and great customer service.
Signs Your Transmission Needs Help
It requires an experienced professional to accurately diagnose transmission problems, but you should always be on the lookout for certain signs that your transmission may need repair. These are some signs that might indicate a problem with your transmission:
- Warning light
- Delayed shifting (when switching to drive, etc)
- Shaking during shifting
- Slipping transmission
- Burning odour
- Humming, buzzing, or squeaking noises
- Vibrating while driving
- Fluid leaks
If you’re experiencing any of the above signs, don’t hesitate to call us today. Our team is dedicated to helping you and your family get where you need to go without the stress of a failing transmission. The team at Northern Automatic Grande Prairie Ltd are experts in transmission repair who know exactly how to diagnose and fix transmission problems.
The Importance of Transmission Evaluations
Transmission repairs can be very costly, and the price tag goes up the longer you leave the problem untreated. Even if you aren’t noticing any symptoms of a failing transmission, it is still a good idea to get your transmission evaluated by a professional. Depending on your driving habits, your transmission might experience more wear and tear and therefore be at higher risk of failure.
These are some of the activities that can put excessive stress on your transmission:
- Driving on uneven terrain or off-road
- Pulling heavy loads like trailers
- Driving in heavy traffic that involves lots of stopping and starting
If you engage in any of the above activities, you may want to invest in a valve body kit or an external transmission cooler to avoid problems down the road. Our team can analyze your driving tendencies and advise the best approach to preserve the health of your transmission.