Transmission Repair near Me

Transmission Repair near Me


Looking for reliable transmission repairs? If so, our team at Sunset Ford of Sumner can help you stay safely on the roads around Sumner, Olympia, and Kent, WA. Down below, you can learn more about common signs you need transmission repairs and more.

As you read on, feel free to contact us with any questions you may have and to find out how you can get more from our dealership!
Transmission Repair near Sumner WA


Types of Transmissions: Manual & Automatic

Cars feature either a manual or automatic transmission. Transmission systems enable your vehicle to change between gears to accelerate, slow, and stop the car. Manual transmissions require you to use a clutch and shifter to change between each gear as you drive. In comparison, automatic models switch among the gears within the system itself using a torque converter.


Transmission Service Intervals

In general, many manual vehicles require a transmission fluid change between about every 30,000 to 60,000 miles. Flushing and refilling the transmission fluid removes particulate matter that accumulates over time. This ensures the fluid can properly lubricate the entire transmission system.

Standard automatic transmissions, on the other hand, may not require a transmission fluid change or may require one as early as 30,000 miles. To be sure, refer to your trusted owner’s manual.

In addition to keeping up with transmission fluid changes, be sure to have your transmission fluid levels inspected between service intervals. If your transmission fluid runs too low or has broken down due to overheating, your system’s vital components may become damaged over time. By acting early, you can avoid or mitigate any further damage to your transmission.


Signs You Need Transmission Repairs

There are also a few signs to watch out for that could indicate you need transmission repairs. Keep an eye out for the following as you go about your daily routine:

  • Strange sounds or humming when changing gears
  • Grinding or vibrating when moving between gears
  • Difficulty changing gears or slipping between them
  • Check engine light appears and stays on
  • Unusual burning smell

On top of these signs, if you notice red fluid leaking underneath your car, you should schedule transmission repairs. Transmission fluid is often colored red and may have a sweet scent.


Get More Out of Your Next Car, Truck, or SUV

In addition to offering transmission repair services, our dealership also offers more when it comes to other automotive services. If you’re in the market for a new car, truck, or SUV down the line, you’ll get more value and peace of mind when you own one from Sunset Auto Family.

That’s because of our Sunset Exclusives, including Warranty Protection for Life and Oil Changes for Life. As you drive off the lot, you’ll be able to relax, knowing you’re covered for as long as you own the vehicle.


Where Can I Schedule Transmission Repairs near Me?

Now that you know a bit more about transmission repairs, it’s time to schedule your service appointment near Sumner, Olympia, and Kent, Washington. If you have questions or think your transmission could use a helping hand, contact us at Sunset Ford and get more today!


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