Why Delta Auto Care?

Reason 1. We offer Fast, Reliable, Quality Service
Reason 2. Worry-free Nationwide Warranty
Reason 3. Most repairs performed by a Certified Auto Repair center are backed by a 12 month/12,000 mile nationwide warranty.
Reason 4. We offer free towing with most repairs
Reason 5. We are ASE Certified

My car is slipping; do I need a new transmission?

There
may be different issues that can cause a transmission to slip, from
minor computer glitches to major transmission failures. A computer
diagnostic service will isolate the problem, in most cases a new
transmission is not required

How often should I have my transmission checked?

Consult
your owner’s manual for recommended maintenance schedule. Practicing a
preventive maintenance can extend your car’s and its transmission’s
life. We recommend an annual check in order to catch little problems
before the big ones.

How often should I get a transmission fluid change?

Each manufacturer has its own specifications. It is advisable that you go by your owner´s manual recommendations.

Why do you need to take my transmission apart first before telling me what is going to cost for repairs?

Because we want to accurately diagnose your vehicle. To see what is wrong with your transmission our trained technician needs to get inside to give you a proper diagnostic.

What is a “Rebuilt” transmission?

Rebuilt transmissions are units that have been reconditioned in a mass assembly line process
rather than using a custom rebuilding job.

My transmission started leaking. Is this a minor or a major problem?

To give you an accurate diagnostic we need to see your vehicle. Many repairs can be corrected with minor adjustments or repair. However, small transmission problems need to be corrected before they grow into a major problem.

Will it hurt to overfill the transmission?

No although, it is possible that gross overfilling can cause the fluid to be subjected to moving parts and become aerated which could cause abnormal operation. You may also notice leaks that ordinarily would not occur. The transmission case is vented preventing pressure buildup in normally un-pressurized areas. Severe overfilling can raise the fluid level such that the transmission may lose fluid through the vent or leak from the seals that are above the normal fluid level.

How much does it cost to rebuild my transmission? or What is the price of a rebuilt transmission?

Each brand and type has a different cost, and many transmissions don’t need a complete rebuild. You might be pricing a rebuild when all you need is a band adjustment, a computer chip reprogram, or a new vacuum switch. Proper diagnostics is the first step in determining what your actual need is. Occasionally, a poorly running engine, restricted exhaust, computer or sensor, poor electrical ground, or other problem not internal. The transmission will be the cause of abnormal operation. We have seen numerous vehicles brought into the shop having had major work done on the transmission itself or the unit replaced, but the operational problem is still present. In those cases it turned out the problem was never in the transmission, therefore never resolved. A proper diaganostic would have saved time and money!

A common reason for a transmission to need rebuilding is caused by towing heavy loads. A word to the wise: get yourself a transmission cooler. Transmissions are normally cooled by tubes inside your radiator. When the temperature rises from the extra load, neither the engine nor the transmission are cooled properly because the radiator was not designed to handle the extra cooling requirement. It really does take an external cooler to make up for the additional heat caused by towing.

Why did my transmission fail?

Most of the time it’s due to design flaws. These are failures that were not caused by abuse, misuse, lack of maintenance, or excessive mileage. A design flaw is characterized by a repeated failure in a specific area in any one type of transmission. Many products are available from the manufacturer and in the aftermarket to alleviate these problems.

How often should I service my transmission?

We recommend that you service your transmision every 15,000 to 20,000 miles.

Can I drive with a transmission leak?

If you continue to replenish your fluid, you can continue to drive, but transmissions are designed to work normally until the fluid loss is approximately a quart or more. After loss of a quart the transmission wil begin showing abnormal operating symptoms.

What normally do you do when servicing a transmission?

The service includes replacing the filter or cleaning the screen, replacing the transmission fluid, performing a final leak-check, and performing a road test.

Do all transmission problems require rebuilding?

No. There are different kinds of problems, some of them can be quite simple. A good inspection will determine the kind of service you need.

What causes delays going in gear?

A transmission leak is not something to ignore. The transmission fluid serves to cool and lubricate. With an automatic transmision, the fluid transfers power, and provides necessary pressure to the internal parts of the transmission. All of these functions are affected when the transmission fluid is leaking and is now low from that leak. As the amount of transmision fluid goes down, your transmission will start slipping which causes overheating resulting in damage to the transmission and ould ultimately require a major repair to enable the transmission to function problem. If you are leaking anything, give us a call, and we will do all we can to help put you safely back on the road, and give you the honest advice you need.

How does the transmission fluid work?

The transmission fluid serves to cool and lubricate. With an automatic transmision, the fluid transfers power, and provides necessary pressure to the intenal parts of the transmission. All of these functions are affected when the transmission fluid is leaking and is now low from that leak.

How much will it cost to have my transmission repaired?

The cost to repair or overhaul your transmission will depend on the condition of your transmission and what type of vehicle you drive. To determine the condition we must first perform our diagnostic pre-check, which includes a full road test and external examination. Most late model vehicles are electronically controlled and it’s possible that the symptom that you feel could be something other than a transmission problem. If that road test indicates an internal problem we may need to scan the computer and/or remove the pan and inspect internally. There may be a diagnostic fee for this service, please contact us to discuss your problem first. We always give you an estimate before we begin any repairs.