Because transmission fluid loses effectiveness gradually, replacing your transmission fluid regularly may lengthen the life of the transmission itself and avoid some transmission troubles. Hogan & Sons Tire and Auto provides quality, and affordable transmission service in Virginia and surrounding areas.
What transmission fluid does: Transmission fluid coats and protects the gears in the transmission of your vehicle. This helps protect against too much wear and slipping of the gears. This is why it is imperative that a transmission fluid flush be completed every 30,000 miles.
Why transmission service is important: Transmission fluid loses effectiveness gradually. Changing your transmission fluid at routine periods at Hogan & Sons Tire and Auto in Virginia, may lengthen the life of the transmission and protect against particular transmission problems.
Virginia Transmission Repair Protects the Life of Your Car
Get your transmission inspected at Hogan & Sons Tire and Auto if:
- Your automobile won’t move
- Difficulty shifting gears
- Transmission seems to be slipping
- Transmission is abnormally loud
- Leaking transmission fluid (magenta tinted and sweet smelling)
- Grinding sounds when shifting gears
- Issues with the clutch
- Check Engine light is on
During a transmission flush:
- We inspect the transmission pan for particles
- We switch out the fluid and transmission filter
- Check for signs of wear, damages, or rust
Hogan & Sons Tire and Auto offers quality Transmission Service in Virginia
Schedule an appointment for a transmission check and fluid flush today at Hogan & Sons Tire and Auto in Virginia and surrounding areas, to avoid common transmission problems and extend the life of your car! Let our mechanics keep you safely on the road. Hogan & Sons Tire and Auto is proud to be your number one choice for transmission service, auto repair, and tires in Virginia and surrounding areas.
Frequently Asked Questions
The two main types of transmissions are manual and automatic, but transmissions can vary significantly based on other factors, such as your car’s engine size and model.
Before you get your car serviced, it’s wise to determine its type of transmission first. You can do this by consulting your manual or checking your driver’s side door, which should have a sticker listing the engine specifications. The technicians at Hogan & Sons can use this information when fixing your car, or we can look this information up using your VIN.
There are a few telltale signs that indicate transmission problems in a vehicle. If you spot any of these signs, it’s time to take action by scheduling an appointment:
- unusual humming or grinding noises
- a burning odor
- a puddle of transmission fluid under your car
- a slippery feeling when your car shifts gears
- difficulty staying in gear or engaging your transmission
The transmission is an essential component in any motor vehicle. Its job is converting the power generated by the engine into torque, which causes the wheels to rotate on their axles. The transmission also allows your car’s engine to disengage or idle. You might have a manual transmission, an automatic transmission, or a hybrid transmission.
Although fixing a transmission can be relatively pricey, this service is generally worth the money—that is, when a reliable transmission shop handles it. If you delay a transmission repair for too long, you could end up spending more than you would have by taking care of the repairs as soon as possible.
Virginia is home to countless auto shops, but these businesses have some crucial differences. Pricing is one of them, but it’s not as straightforward as you may think. Rather than finding the lowest possible prices for transmission service, you’ll want to look for a shop that can offer both affordable rates and quality service.
That’s why when it comes to transmission services, it’s wise to look for a shop with qualified employees—ideally, ASE-certified technicians.
Hogan & Sons offers a broad range of transmission services for people in Virginia, from a simple transmission flush to a full-fledged transmission repair. We handle all transmission needs!
Our team pays close attention to detail when working on automatic, manual, and hybrid transmissions. Since your transmission is complicated, high-quality workmanship can make the difference between a successful transmission repair and an expensive, time-consuming botched job.
For most vehicles, transmission fluid changes are occasionally needed to keep it running smoothly. This fluid plays an integral role in your transmission since it is responsible for lubricating the system. Automatic transmissions generally need fluid changes every 60,000 to 100,000 miles. In contrast, manual transmissions usually need fluid changes much sooner.
However, some types of transmissions do not require fluid replacement. If you’re unsure whether your car needs a transmission fluid change, ask the team at Hogan & Sons—we’ll be happy to check on this for you!
Although you can change a transmission filter on your own, we don’t encourage it. That’s because the expert mechanics at Hogan & Sons can get this job done quickly and efficiently while relying on the knowledge that comes from our years of experience. Instead of putting your vehicle at risk of unintentional damage while doing a DIY project, bring it to your nearest Hogan & Sons location.
While doing most types of transmission work on your own can be risky, it’s safe to check the transmission fluid yourself. If you have an automatic transmission, your car should have a dipstick for this purpose. Before checking your transmission fluid, park your car and let it run on a flat surface.
On the other hand, cars with manual transmissions don’t usually come with dipsticks for the transmission. If you have a manual transmission, you can take your car to Hogan & Sons to check the level and replace your transmission fluid if needed.
There are a few distinct similarities between these two services. A transmission fluid change involves manually draining your car’s transmission fluid, replacing the filter, and filling the transmission halfway with new fluid while retaining half of the old fluid.
On the other hand, a transmission flush involves mechanically draining your car’s transmission fluid and replacing it entirely with new fluid. Like a transmission fluid change, this service includes replacing the transmission filter.
It’s impossible to estimate how much your transmission service will cost without looking at your vehicle first. Everything from your transmission’s current status to the job you need can affect the cost of your transmission service.
The good news is that, at Hogan & Sons, you’ll know what you can expect to pay before the work on your transmission even starts. We’ll give you a detailed quote early on in the process, free from any further obligation.
Hogan & Sons is happy to provide transmission services across Northern Virginia! You can find an up-to-date listing of Hogan & Sons locations here.
In addition to our transmission repair work, the team at Hogan & Sons can help you with:
- tire installation and rotation
- oil changes
- A/C repair
- car battery replacement
- wheel alignments
- replacement for air filters, belts, and hoses
- brake service
- much more!
Any type of car trouble can come with unexpected expenses, and that’s certainly the case for transmission repair. To make things easier for our customers, Hogan & Sons offers a selection of coupons for our services—including those for transmissions.
If you need additional financing options, we’re happy to help! Our Goodyear credit card offers six-month interest-free financing with additional deals and benefits.
It’s easy to set up your next transmission repair appointment with Hogan & Sons! Just fill out this online appointment scheduling form, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible to confirm your date and time.