Transmission Service in New Orleans, LA
Transmission Service at Premier CDJRF
Your vehicle shifts effortlessly into a higher or lower gear without you even thinking about it with an automatic transmission. Or you feel the gears make the transition seamlessly with a manual transmission. Your transmission is a critical part of driving your vehicle, and it needs regular service to prevent damage.
To care for your transmission as you drive around Slidell, Houma, Baton Rouge, and Metairie visit Premier Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM FIAT of New Orleans. Our service technicians will inspect and repair your automatic or manual transmission.
Maintenance for the Transmission
There are two parts to maintenance for your automatic or manual transmission. First are the steps you need to maintain your vehicle. You should check the transmission fluid just like you do with the oil. The transmission also has a dipstick that you can look at to determine the level of fluid. You can read your owner’s manual to find out how to check the fluid for your make and model. Some newer models won’t let you check the transmission fluid.
The second part of maintaining your transmission is to take it to the Premier Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM FIAT of New Orleans service department. The service technicians will flush out the transmission, which has a similar purpose to changing the oil. It cleans out the fluid, which may have debris and grime from the road.
Transmission Repair and Replacement
If you drive your vehicle long enough or if the transmission is damaged, you will need to have it repaired. Common repairs include:
- Transmission leak, from a cracked line, broken drain plug, or other components
- Transmission solenoid, which is a component to control the fluid in the transmission
- Transmission linkage, which links the transmission to other components
If the damage is too extensive or the repairs are too costly, the transmission may need to be replaced. The cost will depend on the repairs needed and whether you have an automatic or manual transmission.
Signs of Transmission Troubles
If you’re concerned about your transmission, you can bring it to Premier Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM FIAT of New Orleans for a checkup. You may also notice signs if your transmission is having trouble.
- Difficulty changing gears
- Unable to move into another gear
- Grinding sound or a “crunch” sound
- Clutch feels like it is slipping
- Burning smell
- Engine revs high
If you notice any of these signs, you should get an appointment right away for service to prevent more major damage to the transmission.
With regular maintenance, you can prevent damage to the transmission and ensure it lasts for many years and miles.
You can trust the premier service team at Premier Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM FIAT of New Orleans for all your automatic and manual transmission maintenance and repairs. Schedule an appointment online or give us a call to have your transmission serviced or repaired. Let us help keep you safe on the road with reliable transportation and a smooth ride.