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Transmission Servicing and Repair

Lowell's Auto Repair Handles Transmission Replacement and Repair


Transmission replacement involves removing the old transmission from your vehicle and installing a new one. This can be a costly and time-consuming process, as the transmission is a complex component that requires specialized knowledge and tools to replace. It may be necessary to replace the transmission if it has sustained significant damage or has worn out over time.


Transmission repair, on the other hand, involves fixing or replacing specific components within the transmission to restore its functionality. This may be a more cost-effective solution than full transmission replacement, but it depends on the nature and extent of the damage. Transmission repair may involve replacing worn-out or damaged gears, bearings, or other internal components, as well as addressing external issues such as leaks or damage to the transmission casing.

It’s important to note that transmission problems can be caused by a variety of factors, including poor maintenance, driving habits, and wear and tear over time. Regular maintenance, such as changing the transmission fluid and filter, can help prolong the life of your transmission and prevent costly repairs down the line.

If you are experiencing transmission problems with your car, it’s important to have it diagnosed and repaired by one of our qualified and experienced mechanics. We can assess the damage and provide recommendations on whether repair or replacement is the best option for your specific situation.

Know when it's time

There are several signs that may indicate it’s time to address transmission issues with your car. Here are some common symptoms of transmission problems:

  1. Slipping gears: You may notice that your car is shifting gears at unexpected times or is having trouble getting into gear. This can indicate a problem with the transmission.

  2. Delayed engagement: You may experience a delay in your car’s response when you shift into gear or accelerate. This can also indicate a problem with the transmission.

  3. Grinding or shaking: If you hear grinding or shaking noises when you shift gears, this can indicate worn-out gears or bearings in the transmission.

  4. Leaking fluid: If you notice fluid leaking from your car, particularly red or brown fluid, this can indicate a leak in the transmission system.

  5. Warning lights: If the “check engine” or “transmission” warning light comes on in your car, this can indicate a problem with the transmission.

If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to have your car inspected by one of our qualified mechanics as soon as possible. Ignoring transmission problems can lead to more costly repairs down the line or even a complete transmission failure, which can be dangerous and expensive to fix. Our mechanics can diagnose the issue and recommend the best course of action for repair or replacement.

Schedule your repair visit today.