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Fixing My Transmission

Fixing My Transmission, What A Pain!

Aventura Brakes & Auto CenterI was driving from the office after a long day’s work in my Chevy Cruze. I experienced a very bad transmission leak on the highway and had to Google for “a mechanic near me” and the nearest place was Aventura Brakes & Auto Center that is on 20400 W Dixie HWY in Miami. I was panicking at this point due to the leakage on the transmission. I immediately rushed to the auto center and met a group of friendly mechanics .They pulled my car in and removed the transmission and a new seal was in hand in an hour’s time. The mechanics had inspected the transmission and discovered that the torque converter was damaged and needed a replacement.

Aventura Brakes & Auto CenterThe team at Aventura Brakes & Auto Center was very friendly and the mechanic handling my car took me through the process, and it was also a chance for me to learn. I discovered that it’s normal for the transmission to fail. The transmission can just be worn out or have problems like hard internal seals. It came to my knowledge that gear sets that operate the clutches and bands may undergo friction and may become hard and brittle making it hard to contain the hydraulic pressure, which will cause the clutches and bands to develop delayed or make it stop. I would have changed the seal in such a case to fix the problem.

I was impressed by the response to the problem with my car. It was rather late, and the Aventura Brakes and Auto Center manager organized for me to have a taxi take me home since I had to leave the car for further repairs. I left my car, and the manager promised to have it ready the next day. I arrived at the auto center very early to check on the progress and to understand how I would avoid or rather maintain my car to keep it in a better shape.

Automatic TransmissionThe manager and his team were already working on my car by the time I got there, and I was impressed with the dedication. The auto center manager was kind enough to take me through the process, and I learned that the ATF is a special fluid in the automatic transmission that cools and lubricates the parts that are in motion. But the fluid does more than that: Actually, it’s no overstatement to say that the fluid drives the vehicle. Apparently the fluid is incredibly important to the transmission’s operation, hence the need to have the transmission fluid level and condition regularly checked and serviced in a few years.

How can I increase the transmission life?

  1. The mechanic advised that I should always take it easy on the gas, since a lot of acceleration cause a lot of friction and hence heat on the transmission.
  2. He also insisted on reducing the load on the clutches by getting to understand when the transmission takes place in the shifts , for you to back off the gas before any shift.
  3. The mechanic directed that the cooling system need to be in the best shape since the vehicle’s radiator also helps in cooling the transmission and in I can also add a transmission cooler.
  4. Basic check is better when it comes to your vehicle, I decided to keep checking and ensure that my vehicle is often serviced. Taking good care for your car will mean that some potential harm will be avoided, thus it will be much simpler to fix on you own rather than seek for professional assistance.

I was very impressed by the services offered at Aventura Brakes & Auto Center,the manager and his team took their time on my car and I was ready to take my car home by noon. The team consisted of people with a professional attitude ensuring that I got clarification on anything that I had doubts. They were fast at identifying the problem with my car hence making the whole process smooth and speedy. Their prices were affordable considering that it was an emergency, and I had not budgeted. The auto center also offers other services like checking the engine performance, changing the oil, repairing the brakes, and repairing AC. They provide various services on one roof, and I would recommend that you have your car checked.