Your vehicle’s transmission is one of the most critical components of your powertrain. A transmission applies controlled application of power from the engine to the wheels. It is a complex system of highly engineered gears, hydraulic and electric controls, and so much more. Needless to say, it is something that should be regularly maintained to ensure it functions properly when you are operating the vehicle.
The automatic transmission is a very complex piece of engineering and their internal functions vary by the design and manufacturer. However, they all work under the basic principle of hydraulic pressure and use a transmission fluid for the shifting of gears through a very complex mechanism of fluid channeling. During regular use, normal wear and tear causes small metal shavings to flow into the system and the fluid to become dirty, which makes the transmission operate sluggishly. This can usually be resolved with a simple transmission repair in Surprise, AZ. This repair is called a transmission flush.
The transmission flush is typically performed by removing the old fluid, cleaning the internal filter and flushing the inside of the transmission using clean fluid under pressure. Once the transmission has been flushed out, the mechanic will replace the fluid and test the levels. Transmissions operate best when they are kept properly filled and maintained. In fact, a low level of fluid can cause the transmission to slip gears, and wear of the fibers of the internal clutch and gears. This type of damage inside the transmission can make it quickly fail before it’s time.
If the internals of the transmission fail, the most common solution is to rebuild the transmission by replacing the internal components or replace it with a factory rebuilt model. While rebuilding a transmission might be more cost effective, it all depends on availability of parts and if there was an internal failure in the transmission that caused significant damage to the overall unit. You can find out more about Transmission Repair in Surprise, AZ by stopping by Champs Family Automotive, LLC for service or repair.