If your automatic transmission is struggling to shift gears, or occasionally not engaging, you may have a transmission problem. At Muller Honda of Gurnee, we are here to provide a complete transmission service for your Honda or any make of car. We are in Waukegan, IL, and serve Grayslake, North Chicago, Antioch, IL, and surrounding areas. Standard transmissions are not complex and are easy to fix. Automatic transmissions have hundreds of parts that all have to be lubricated to be effective.
It is usually recommended to get your transmission inspected at about 50,000 miles, whether you are having issues or not. The inspection involves partly taking the transmission apart and determining what needs to be done. Usually, a fluid exchange, or a fluid flush, is done at this time. If the fluid is dark red or brown, it needs to be changed. The simplest service is a flush that does not remove all the fluid. A flush goes further, taking all of the fluid out and putting all new fluid in.
There are several signs your transmission will send you when it is having trouble. One of those is a leak. If you see a puddle of liquid under your car each day, and it isn't oil, it is probably transmission fluid and this needs to be addressed. Other signs include:
If the transmission is too far gone, a replacement will have to be made. When a transmission fails, it simply stops working, and will not move your car. Don't wait until that happens. Come see us when problems start to avoid a complete breakdown. Our certified technicians use genuine OEM Honda parts, and we have an express service lane for regular maintenance.
We will inspect your transmission, and if it has to be replaced you have some options. The most expensive is to buy a new one or to buy a rebuilt one. You may also buy a used one, but that is risky. Most people opt to have the one in their car rebuilt. That is also expensive but our certified technicians will inspect every part and replace anything that is damaged or worn.
If your Honda's transmission is having trouble, or just has not been inspected in a long time give Muller Honda of Gurnee a call today. We are in Waukegan, IL, and serve Grayslake, North Chicago, and Antioch, IL. If you would like to wait while we inspect your car, visit our comfortable waiting area where there is Free WiFi, as well as coffee and beverages.