• 3014 S 8th St, Quincy, Illinois 62305, (217) 221-9220


    Transmissions are built to last a long time, but they’ll eventually wear out and need repair.

    Here are some tips to keep your transmission running as smooth as possible as long as you can:

    1. Make sure your transmission always has enough fluid. Transmission fluid cools and lubricates the transmission. When there’s not enough fluid, the transmission will run hotter and wear out sooner. The transmission fluid also provides the pressure needed to transfer power from the engine to the transmission. Not enough fluid, and your transmission won’t shift properly.**If you see any transmission fluid on the driveway – it’s a reddish color – have us inspect it for a leak. A gasket, hose or seal could be leaking and may need to be repaired.
      Be alert to new noises, vibrations and shift behavior
    1. Always replace your transmission fluid on schedule. All those gears grinding on each other result in lots of little bits of metal in the fluid. The more there is, the faster the transmission parts will wear out. Transmission fluid also contains detergents and other additives to protect your transmission. These additives are depleted over time, so old fluid doesn’t protect as well as new fluid. Your owner’s manual will have a recommendation for when you should have a transmission service.

    If your transmission isn’t shifting as smoothly as it should, or if you suspect a transmission leak, let us take a look at it. Regular maintenance and taking care of small leaks right away will help your transmission last as long as possible.

    To get an estimate on a repair come on down and see us at the shop so we can take a look at your vehicle.