A transmission fluid change and transmission flush are important maintenance for your vehicle’s health – that’s why vehicle manufacturers recommend regularly scheduled transmission service. If you keep up with your transmission maintenance, your car can run newer, and stronger longer. We also offer truck transmission services, which are needed for trucks that tow under heavy conditions. European Auto Technicians expert auto technicians can take care of all your vehicle transmission needs and keep your car functioning at peak performance.
We’re located in the heart of Prescott, AZ, so we’re never far away. When you need a transmission service – or anything else – bring your car, truck, or SUV in. No appointments are necessary, and we’re open seven days a week.
European Auto Technicians has all the answers you need when you need answers about transmission repair, battery replacement, and vehicle maintenance.
TRANSMISSION FLUID CHANGE
When it comes to fluid changes, choose from two options:
•A full transmission fluid exchange using the fluid specifications recommended by the manufacturer of your vehicle.
•A transmission fluid change with a transmission filter change, including the transmission fluid specifications recommended by the manufacturer of your vehicle.
Whatever your car or truck mileage, European Auto Technicians will service your transmission according to your vehicle’s manufacturer recommendations.
With any transmission service, European Auto Technicians also provides a free courtesy check, where we inspect all of your car’s major operating systems.
COMMON TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS
LOW OR DIRTY TRANSMISSION FLUID CAUSED BY LEAKING, CONTAMINATION, OR AGE
Manual transmission vehicles need transmission fluid to keep gears lubricated and to prevent grinding. Automatic transmission vehicles need transmission fluid to create the hydraulic pressure that actually powers movement within the transmission. Without the right amount of clean and debris-free transmission fluid, transmissions can overheat and essential gears can slip, surge, or become ground down, and – especially in the case of automatic transmissions – total vehicle failure can occur.
WORN GEAR SYNCHRONIZERS (MANUAL TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS ONLY)
In manual transmission systems, gear synchronizers – or synchros as they’re commonly called – are the transmission component that makes the gear you are about to shift into a spin at the same speed as the gear you are shifting from. By having the two gears spinning at the same speed during the shift, gear synchronizers create a smooth, seamless shifting experience. Worn gear synchros are a common manual transmission problem, and, if untreated, can cause transmission failure.
WORN CLUTCH (MANUAL TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS ONLY)
A worn clutch is another common manual transmission problem. The clutch in a manual transmission system can become worn due to mechanical error if there is a hydraulic fluid leak in the clutch master cylinder, or by human error if the driver is frequently accelerating and shifting through the gears without releasing his or her foot from the clutch. This can burn up a manual transmission clutch quickly and will result in a clutch replacement service.
FAILED NEEDLE ROLLER BEARINGS (AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS ONLY)
Needle bearings are small, lightweight roller bearings that help prevent gears in the automatic transmission’s torque converter from grinding. If the transmission’s needle bearings become worn or sluggish, you may hear grinding or brushing noises from your vehicle while the car is in motion. This sound can mean your transmission gears are moving inefficiently and being prematurely worn down.