WELL spring is almost here and the temperature is rising which means it’s AC season. If you live in Texas you can’t live w/o your car AC working properly. Almost all of the calls we receive are the same, “my AC was marginal for the summer but I haven’t needed it again until now”. Translated, it was going out last year and has finally failed. Usually it is due to a leak in the system which means a major repair is necessary but there are several reasons the AC system won’t function properly: 1) inadequate air flow over the condensor-could be dirt/debre pluging it, a relay or blown fuse, or a bad fan motor, 2) switches or sensors or 3) inside control has failed. These are usually easy repairs and therefore inexpensive. At CARTERS TRANSMISSIONS AND AIRCONDITIONING REPAIR WE OFFER FREE ESTIMATES PEFORMED BY HIGHLY SKILLED PROFESSIONALS. WE HAVE BEEN SERVICING CENTRAL AUSTIN FOR MORE THAT 50 YEARS. PLEASE GIVE US A CALL.
Everybody knows how important is to keep your vehicle maintained regularly. Keeping the oil changed, rotating the tires, vehicle tune-ups, and so forth are important, but what about the transmission? Transmission repair and maintenance is one place that most people overlook and forget to check. The transmission is a very important part of your car would services hundreds of parts that keep your car running. Transmission fluid is very important because it lubricates cools, transmits force, inhibits varnish buildup, transmits pressure and protects the engine. Regular maintenance ensures a clean transmission fluid, and a smoother running transmission.
Harsh driving conditions can devastate the life of the transmission fluid, which can then lead to transmission failure. Old and dirty transmission fluid can lead to the need for an entirely new transmission. Regular transmission maintenance services can help to prevent transmission failures and keep your transmission in Road Ready condition.
Our transmission repair and maintenance services in Austin include replacement of transmission fluid, replacement of transmission filter (where applicable), replace pan gasket and perform lift inspection.
To help familiarize you with the types of difficulties that may arise with the transmission, we have listed a few of the common malfunctions that can occur.
Loss of power upon acceleration
Transmission is unable to go into gear
Hard or late shifting of gears
Chatter or grinding noise in the transmission
Car is unable to move
Do’s & Dont’s of Transmission Maintenance
Below are a few standard tips to help you avoid future transmission damage:
Do scheduled maintenance according to vehicle owner’s manual.
Do have transmission fluid checked when having oil changed.
Do not drive a vehicle with low or no transmission fluid.
Do not change gear ranges from drive to reverse when your vehicle is moving.
Do not spin tires on turns with front wheel drive vehicles.
Do not drive your vehicle when there are transmission problems, this may cause further damage.
Do not drag race your vehicle as it puts unnecessary strain on your transmission.
Do not drive in 4×4 range on dry pavement unless vehicle is all wheel or automatic 4×4.
Do make sure you come to a complete stop before moving gear into another range.
Do not drive on spare tires or mismatched tire sizes with front wheel or all wheel drive vehicles for extended periods of time.
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