Discount USA Transmission has been serving the Detroit metro area for over 50 years. We are dedicated to quality transmission repair at discount prices. Our transmission service techs are experienced with all foreign and domestic vehicles. Just give us a call and we will be glad to have you bring your vehicle in for a free inspection.
We service all automatic & standard / manual transmission needs:
- Automatic & manual / standard transmission repair & rebuilds
- Clutch replacements & flywheel resurfacing
- Manual transmission hydraulic systems (master / slave cylinders & lines)
- Differential service & repair (front, rear, ring & pinions)
- Transfer case repair
- Transmission coolers - installation & flushing
- Transmission maintenance services
- Allison transmissions
- RV & motor home transmissions
- Diagnosing & scanning - computer-controlled transmissions
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We are all aware that late-model cars use a computer to control the engine. Many cars use the same computer or another computer which shares the same information to control the fuel injectors, ignition and transmission. Automotive engineers did this in order to achieve more efficiency and gain better mileage. This means that your engine and transmission are connected together in more ways than simply being bolted together.
Since the engine and transmission are controlled and work together, they are referred to as a "power train". Consider that shudder you felt cruising down the highway. The computer is using sensors on the engine and transmission to detect such things as throttle position, vehicle speed, trans-input speed, stop-light switch position, etc. As you drive the car, you are constantly changing the demands on the power train (acceleration, cruising, passing, coasting and idling). The computer recognizes this by monitoring various sensors.
Without special equipment and engineering, no one can tell if a shudder is caused by something slipping inside the transmission, the torque converter, a weak spark, a dirty fuel injector or a loose electrical connection. The certified transmission technicians at USA Transmission are qualified specialists who you can trust to determine what service - if any - your transmission may need.
Transmission Maintenance Tips
1. Transmission Service
Have your automatic transmission serviced regularly, as suggested by the vehicle manufacturer, if you want to get optimal economy and operation from your car.
2. Engine Tune-Ups
Some automatic transmissions use engine vacuums to control shift quality and hydraulic pressure. Consequently, engine tune-ups are critical.
3. Changes in Driving Characteristics
Pay attention to changes your car's driving characteristics. Late or early shifting, slippage between gears or noise coming from the transmission need to be diagnosed immediately.
4. Vehicle Noises
Turn down your radio and be alert to any noises coming from your vehicle. A car that operates quietly is usually a safe car.
5. Transmission Fluid Leaks
Watch for any oil spots where you park your vehicle. If you see any spots of red transmission fluid and suspect a leak, consult a certified automatic transmission center as soon as possible. Vehicle manufacturers recommend that your transmission fluid and filter (if the disposable type) should be changed every 12,000 miles or annually.
Automatic transmission fluid should be checked every 1,000 miles, and its level, color and smell should be noted. Low fluid levels always indicate a leak or a malfunction in the transmission or its other related components.
6. Operating Temperatures
Check your car's cooling system regularly. A major cause of premature transmission failure is excessive heat. Heavy loads can cause overheating and dramatically reduce transmission life. Take care not to exceed the manufacturer's recommendations for weight limits, loading and trailering.
Also, note that the practice of rocking a car back and forth when stuck in snow or sand can often get the transmission operating at temperatures in excess of 400 degrees Fahrenheit, which can ultimately cause transmission failure.