What is Buick & GMC Transmission Service?

What is Buick & GMC Transmission Service?

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GMC & Buick Transmission Service You Can Count On

Whether you are following the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule or you are noticing trouble with your vehicle, regular transmission service is essential to keeping your car running its best. It doesn’t matter if you drive an automatic transmission or manual transmission, both require regular care. At Crown Buick GMC, our factory-trained technicians provide the care your vehicle deserves. There’s never been a better time to show your vehicle some TLC. Schedule your service appointment today in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Benefits of a Transmission Fluid Flush

During the regular transmission service, you can expect the fluids to be flushed and fresh fluid refilled. Just like with the standard oil change service, it’s important that the contaminated fluid is removed periodically. Old fluid can lead to premature wear of the internal transmission parts and can create bigger problems down the road. With the help of our advanced transmission flushing machine, all of the old fluid is removed.

The transmission fluid flush ensures that 100% of the old fluid is removed. With a transmission fluid change, only about 50-60% of the fluid gets replaced. With this vital service, the transmission pan is drained and the transmission filter is replaced, but no special equipment is used to push out what’s left in the system. However, both fluid exchange services help to keep the transmission running its best. Considering how expensive it can be to install a new or rebuilt transmission, it’s ideal to follow all recommended maintenance.

When is Transmission Repair Needed?

If you are getting regular transmission service, there’s less of a chance that repair will be needed. During these appointments, our team doesn’t just check the manual or automatic transmission fluid level, but will also inspect the major components for any sign of wear. There may still be time when transmission issues first arise. At the initial sign of problems, you want to schedule auto repair with our team.

Here are a few symptoms to watch for:

  • Trouble shifting gears
  • Burning smells
  • Slipping gears
  • Strange sounds while in Neutral
  • Fluid leaks
  • Shaking/vibrations
  • Unresponsive shifting
  • Warning lights on dash

If you are ever in doubt, it’s best to schedule transmission service in St. Petersburg, FL. Getting problems resolved promptly can help you avoid the need for a transmission rebuild. We can provide a complete inspection of the vital parts, such as the cooler line and torque converter, to ensure everything is working as intended.

How to Care for Your Car Transmission

Another way to avoid transmission repair is to care for it with some simple preventative measures. For starters, you need to check the transmission fluid levels regularly. If it is low, be sure to top it off with the appropriate fluid type. You also want to have the cooling system checked regularly. An overheating engine can cause premature wear to the transmission. Check your owner’s manual to find out how often this should be performed for your vehicle.

Most importantly, you need to schedule regular transmission service with the professionals at Crown Buick GMC. The first transmission fluid change should occur at 60,000 miles of five years in most vehicles. After this appointment, you want the transmission serviced every two to three years, for optimal protection. However, you may want to schedule more regular service if you push your vehicle to extremes through towing or heavy hauling. Additionally, if you recently purchased a used car with a lot of miles on it, you want to have the transmission fluid flushed as a precaution.

Trust Us With Your Car Care Needs

When you need GMC or Buick transmission service, you know you can trust the professionals at our Service Center. Our technicians have the expertise and training to get your jobs done right the first time. All of our estimates are accurate and we always provide the best prices. We also value your time. When you drop your vehicle off at Crown Buick GMC, you know we won’t waste any time. After all, you have a busy life to get back to and we don’t want to get in the way. Additionally, our work is always guaranteed. If something should go wrong, we will always make it right. That’s our promise to you.

It’s time to experience the difference a group of professionals can offer. You will quickly realize why our customers continue coming back for more. Schedule your transmission service, fluid flush, or repair today in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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