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    Identifying Signs of a Slipping Transmission

    Last updated 20 days ago

    There are several signs and symptoms of a slipping transmission. When your automatic transmission is slipping, this transmission problem could be caused by loose bands or low transmission fluid. You may find that your vehicle has a hard time accelerating, or that the tachometer increases without the car going faster. For a complete overview of the signs of a slipping transmission, watch this video from ehowauto.

    When you notice the signs of a slipping transmission, be sure to contact Superior Transmissions of Washington D.C. Our transmission repair experts can diagnose and repair all types of manual and automatic transmission problems. To set up an appointment for your car today, call us at (301) 358-6288. 

    Great Cars that Still Offer Manual Transmissions

    Last updated 25 days ago

    Up until the most recent decades, many automotive manufacturers offered cars that were equipped with either manual transmissions or automatic transmissions. With their ease of operation, automatic transmissions have taken over the driving world. However, some car companies are still building cars that are equipped with manual transmissions. If you are looking for a vehicle that will keep you fully connected to the open road, here is a look at some great cars that still offer manual transmissions.

    Mazda Miata
    The Mazda Miata is a fun and sporty vehicle that will provide you with a driving thrill. Since 1989, Mazda has been building the Miata with a five-speed manual transmission. This transmission allows drivers to take advantage of the full performance range of the vehicle. If you are shopping for a fun sports car, the manual Mazda Miata may be a great choice for your driving needs.

    Subaru BRZ
    Subaru’s vehicles are known for their quality and ease of maintenance. The Subaru BRZ is a fun sports vehicle that contains a standard six-speed manual transmission. With its 200 horsepower engine, the Subaru BRZ will allow you to tear up the road in style.

    Audi TT
    The Audi TT is built with the driving enthusiast in mind. This luxurious sports car offers a high-performance engine that is ready for the road or the track. As recently as 2012, the Audi TT was only available with a six-speed manual transmission. With its responsive performance and lighting-fast acceleration, the Audi TT is a car lover’s dream vehicle.

    At Superior Transmissions, we offer a full range of repair services for all types of transmissions. Whether your car has a manual transmission or an automatic transmission, we can restore your transmission to perfect driving condition. To learn more about the transmission repair services that we provide to the Washington D.C. area, call (301) 358-6288. 

    Transmission Trouble Signs: Dragging Clutch

    Last updated 1 month ago

    The good news about failing transmissions is that they are typically very easy to spot. As long as you pay attention to how your car drives (and even sounds) you will be able to catch transmission problems early enough and avoid further damage. One common sign of a problem with the transmission is a dragging clutch. If you drive a stick shift, you will not be able to shift gears because the clutch will still be spinning along with the engine. A grinding noise also accompanies the stuck clutch.

    Fortunately, this problem is not that costly to fix. If your clutch is dragging, bring your car to Superior Transmissions. Our expert transmission repair mechanics can have your car back on the road in no time. We provide the D.C. area with high quality transmission maintenance and repair services at affordable prices. Contact us online or call us at (301) 358-6288 to schedule transmission service for your vehicle. 

    Locating Your Transmission Dipstick

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Just as motor oil is crucial to the engine, transmission fluid is vital to the performance and longevity of your car’s transmission. To monitor fluid level inside your transmission, you will need to learn how to use and read the transmission dipstick. In this video, you will learn how to locate your car’s transmission dipstick and how to read the marks indicating when it is time to add more fluid.

    Experts recommend replacing your car’s transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 miles. If you are looking for a transmission service shop in Washington, D.C., come to Superior Transmissions. We offer a wide range of transmission maintenance and repair services. And with more than 30 years of experience, we deliver transmission services you can trust. If you have any questions, please contact us online or call us at (301) 358-6288. 

    How Long Do Transmissions Last?

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Automatic and manual transmissions are incredibly well built, but they don’t last forever. With proper transmission maintenance and repair, your transmission will last longer than those that are neglected. So, how long exactly do transmissions last? That’s difficult to say for sure, as there are many factors that affect the life or your car’s transmission. Here is a look at these factors and what you can do to get the most of your automatic or manual transmission.

    Factors That Influence Transmission Longevity
    As we said earlier, there are numerous factors that affect the life of your transmission. How it is being used is a big factor, as transmissions used in SUVs and pickups that regularly tow boats and trailers tend to develop problems faster than transmissions that only see city and highway driving. Making sure to use the correct fluid will also influence how long your transmission lasts.

    Taking Care of Your Transmission
    The best way to prolong the life of your transmission is to take care of it the best you can. For starters, transmission fluid needs to be checked and changed on a regular basis (typically every 15,000 miles). You should also get in the habit of checking the belts and hoses connected to the transmission. And be sure to bring your car in for transmission service at the first sign of trouble to limit the damage done to your transmission.

    Transmission Repair vs. Replacement
    Depending on the extent of the damage to your transmission, you will be able to choose between rebuilding your transmission and purchasing a new or used replacement transmission. Your transmission shop will be able to discuss the pros and cons of rebuilding and replacing your car’s manual or automatic transmission.

    For the very best transmission service in Washington D.C., bring your car to Superior Transmissions. Whether your transmission needs to be serviced, repaired, or replaced, you can trust our team of experienced technicians. Visit our website to learn more about our transmission repair services, or call us at (301) 356-6288 to schedule service for your car.  

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