How long is a transmission supposed to last?
With minimum care you'll probably get close to 100,000 miles out of it. While that sounds like the transmission will last a long time, it only take about 7 years to put 100,000 miles on your car, that is if you drive the average of 15,000 miles a year.
Read our checklist of top 10 transmission maintenance tips:
- Check your transmission fluid periodically.
- Use the right type of transmission fluid.
- Have your engine's cooling system serviced.
- Get your transmission flushed regularly.
- Don't change gears while your car is moving.
- Let your car warm up before you drive.
- Now you can relax when it comes to providing rebuilt transmissions because Transmission Remanufacturing Company's warranty is the best in the business. All automatic transmissions have a 2-year/24,000-mile nationwide transmission rebuild warranty that includes coverage for parts, freight, and labor nationwide.
- These 7 symptoms are classics of transmission problems:
- Whining and Clunking. This may see fairly obvious, but those are often the symptoms we ignore the most.
- Lack of Response.
- Burning Smell.
- Leaking Fluid.
- Grinding Gears.
- Noisy in Neutral.
- Dashboard Lights.
- It should take about 1 hour to drop the pan drain fluid, replace filter, reattach pan with new gasket and top it off.
Here are a few warning signs that your car may be in need of transmission repair.
- Problems with shifting gears.
- Grinding or shimmying between gears.
- Unusual noises and “whines”
- Burnt, cloudy transmission fluid.
- Burning odor.
- Leaking transmission fluid.
- Here are five signs of transmission problems you should not ignore:
- Transmission slipping. If you're experiencing automatic transmission slipping, it can feel like you're driving in a certain gear and then it changes for no apparent reason.
- Rough shifts.
- Delayed engagement.
- Fluid leak.
- Transmission warning light.
- Gears Slipping. A transmission stays in a designated gear until a shift is performed by the driver (manual) or the computer (automatic). If the transmission is spontaneously slipping in an out of gear (or simply popping into neutral) while driving, I don't need to tell you that this is a serious safety risk.
- Delayed engagement is one of the most common transmission repair problems that you may experience in your vehicle. When your transmission is functioning properly, it will immediately shift between park, drive, and neutral. There are a few common causes of delayed engagement in automatic transmission vehicles.
Updated: 15th October 2018