Last updated 3 days ago
A transmission leak can eventually cause serious problems for your entire vehicle. Unfortunately, there are several ways that your transmission system can spring a leak. Keep your repair costs to a minimum by catching these transmission fluid leak problems before they happen.
Damaged Torque Converter
The torque converter is one of the most important parts of your transmission. This component controls the delivery of transmission fluid to the rest of the system. One crack can lead to a serious problem in your transmission. Damage to the torque converter should be repaired immediately to avoid further complications.
Loose Drain Plug
The fluid reservoir for your transmission has to be drained regularly so that new fluid can be added. To facilitate this, the pan at the bottom has a drain plug that can be unscrewed. If this becomes loose, fluid will leak out along the threads. Over time, this can lead to a severe loss in transmission fluid.
Road debris and heavy impacts often damage transmission fluid lines. As a result, your vehicle can lose transmission fluid rapidly. Your vehicle will quickly start to show signs of a problem if a transmission line is broken. Resistant gear shifts, also known as hard shifting, will be common when you are low on automatic transmission fluid. Have your vehicle inspected for a broken transmission line immediately if you experience hard shifting symptoms in your vehicle.
Your transmission has several rubber and clay seals—these seals help to prevent leaks at the many connection points throughout the transmission. However, these seals can dry out and crack if overexposed to high temperatures. You should consider having your seals checked on a regular basis if you live in a particularly hot region or if your transmission often operates under a heavy load.
Put your automatic transmission in the hands of specialists and choose Leon's Transmission Services. Call us at (818) 668-3020 to find out why we are the top transmission shop in Southern California. You can also find out why our customers give us five stars for customer service by reading our customer reviews.
Last updated 4 days ago
When the first automatic transmission was debuted by General Motors in 1940, the manual transmission seemed in danger of decline. Automatic transmissions allowed drivers to operate their vehicles without the “hassle and technique” required from driving a stick shift. However, manual transmissions have remained a feature in many vehicles, and are still popular today. Here are some of the reasons why many drivers in California still choose to drive manual vehicles:
Many people who drive cars with manual transmissions claim that their vehicles are more fun, and enjoyable to operate. When you drive a vehicle with a manual transmission, you have the unique experience of being in total control of your shifting. For added power, a driver can downshift and control the gear ratio of a manual transmission. This higher level of precision lets you be totally in tune with the vehicle’s performance.
Improved Fuel Economy
Vehicles equipped with manual transmissions often achieve better fuel economy than vehicles with automatic transmissions (depending on how you drive). A manual transmission allows the driver to keep the engine’s RPMs at a lower level, which consumes less gasoline. Drivers of manual transmissions can also coast in neutral, which allows the vehicle to consume no gasoline at all. While automatic transmissions can now match the fuel economy numbers of manual transmissions, manuals still have a fuel economy advantage in many driving situations.
Manual transmissions require a higher level of concentration and focus from the driver. For the attentive driver who enjoys being behind the wheel, a manual transmission can provide a thrilling and fulfilling driving experience. When you drive a vehicle with a manual transmission, you may find it easier to concentrate on the road ahead.
Come to Leon’s Transmission Services, Inc. (we have locations in: Reseda, Thousand Oaks, Oxnard, Canyon Country, Garden Grove, La Mirada and Costa Mesa), if you’d like to have your manual transmission serviced by quality, certified technicians in California. We’ll easily repair and maintain your transmission, as well as ensure that your manual transmission is in great working condition. For more information about our transmission repair services, call our Thousand Oaks location at (818) 668-3020.
Last updated 12 days ago
There are a lot of misconceptions out there about how your transmission should be serviced. Make sure that you are clear on what’s true or false, in regards to transmission maintenance, by checking out these common myths.
Myth: Replacing your Transmission Fluid will clean out the Filter
When you go to a quality repair shop like Leon’s Transmission Services, Inc. for your transmission maintenance, our mechanics will suggest that you have your transmission fluid drained and replaced if your transmission fluid is old or dirty. After this, they will also change out the filter. This is because new transmission fluid needs a new filter in order to stay clean. A transmission filter cannot be properly cleaned out with a simple fluid flush; instead, it needs to be replaced.
Myth: Change All Vehicles Must Change Fluid Every 30,000 Miles
This myth carries a lot of truth for many vehicles. Most cars should, in general, have their transmission fluid drained and refilled, as well as have the transmission fluid filter replaced every 30,000 miles. But, this isn’t the golden rule for every single vehicle on the road today. In fact, some cars need to have this service done every 10,000 miles. This all depends on the car and your overall driving habits. The truth is that you should get your transmission fluid checked every time you go to a repair shop for an oil change, just to make sure the fluid is at the right level and that it isn’t too dirty.
Myth: One Type of Transmission Fluid Works in All Vehicles
This myth has ruined many transmissions over the years. For this reason, only use the fluid that’s recommended by the manufacturer of your car. You can find this information in your car’s owner’s manual, or by asking the mechanics at a knowledgeable transmission repair shop.
To make sure that your car gets the best transmission maintenance, come to Leon’s Transmission Services of Reseda, Thousand Oaks, Oxnard, Canyon Country, Garden Grove, La Mirada, and Costa Mesa. Our transmission repair shop has been in business since 1960, and we know how to properly maintain and repair a wide variety of transmissions. Call us at (818) 668-3020 or visit LeonsTransmission.com website if you have any questions.
Last updated 6 months ago
A factory warranty existed that I was not aware of. Mark found it and my transmission was fixed for free. Talk about HONEST!!
Last updated 16 days ago
Your transmission is absolutely dependent on transmission fluid to operate effectively. That’s why it’s so important to keep an eye out for signs of a leak. This video is full of tips that can help you spot a transmission leak in your California vehicle right away.
The video starts with a short explanation of the importance of transmission fluid. Some of the most common symptoms are vehicle performance problems. A vehicle without sufficient, clean transmission fluid will quickly overheat and may even become unusable. Transmission leaks can also cause the remaining fluid to overheat and emit a distinctive foul odor.
Don’t trust the health of your clutch to a general mechanic. Leon's Transmission Services offer specialized, focus repairs that get to the heart of your transmission problems. Contact us at (818) 345-8101 to learn more.