At Arcadia Transmission & Auto Repairs in Surrey, we are committed to providing outstanding customer service. We guarantee our workmanship for all of our services, and offer the highest-quality auto repairs.
Our transmission and engine repair services include:
Component diagnostics and repairs
Automatic and standard transmission rebuild and repair
Transfer cases and differentials
Computerized systems and electronics
Suspension and breaks
A wide variety of engine repairs
Tune ups and regular maintenance
We are the transmission experts, and our state-of-the-art diagnostics tools can quickly identify and address transmission issues so we can make any necessary repairs. It is important to bring your car in to get it checked out as soon as you notice something is wrong to avoid costly repairs. Early signs that you may need transmission repairs include:
Lack of response
Your car shouldn’t hesitate or refuse to change gears – shifting should result in immediate response. If it doesn’t, this is usually a transmission problem.
Whining, clunking and humming
Is your car making unfamiliar noises? Transmission problems can cause a range of sounds between different makes and models, but they tend to be humming, buzzing, whining or clunking noises. Manual transmission noises will be slightly louder and more mechanical than automatic transmissions.
If your transmission or engine fluid is leaking and gets too low, your engine or transmission might seize up and stop working.
Grinding or shaking
Your car shouldn’t shake, jerk or make grinding sounds – these symptoms indicate a problem with the gears.
A burning smell
Overheating transmission fluid can cause a burning smell, which generally indicates a fluid breakdown, low fluid levels or using the incorrect brand or type of fluid. If you let your transmission fluid overheat repeatedly, it will eventually cause a transmission breakdown.
Check engine light
Your check engine light can turn on for many reasons other than transmission issues, but it is a great early indicator that something is about to go wrong with your engine or transmission. If your check engine light has come on, don’t wait to get your car checked. We can use diagnostics tools similar to your car’s computer sensors to determine the source of the problem.
Transmission is noisy in neutral
If adding fluid or changing the fluid doesn’t fix a noisy transmission, you may need to have worn out parts replaced.
A transmission should stay in a designated gear until a shift is performed. If the transmission is slipping in an out of gear (or simply popping into neutral) on its own, the link that holds the gears may be broken or worn. This is a serious safety risk and should be repaired as soon as possible.
If your transmission is exhibiting any of these symptoms, you will have to consider rebuilding or repairing it. We recommend transmission rebuilds because they are the most cost-effective method of getting your car running again with optimal performance and results.
On average, transmission repairs can take 16-25 hours to complete. We work around your budget and schedule for all repairs and rebuild work. Our courtesy cars are available at your convenience at no additional costs for every engine or transmission repairs.
Engine problems can often be mistaken for transmission problems. However, there are a few signs that are dead giveaways for an engine problem:
Knocking noises under the hood
If your engine bearings have worn out due to high mileage or low oil levels, they will make a clanking or knocking noise. Once they have worn out they will need to be replaced.
Excessive Exhaust Smoke
White smoke can indicate a blown head gasket or a damaged cylinder head – meaning water and coolant are getting into the combustion chamber. Black smoke means there is either too much fuel or too little air in the combustion chamber. This problem can usually be repaired easily, but it can also indicate serious internal engine troubles. Blue smoke means engine oil is getting past sealing surfaces due to wear or breakage at either the top or the bottom of the engine.
Decreased Fuel Efficiency
This problem can be caused by something simple like a clogged filter, but it may also be due to a more intricate engine issue.
Lack of Engine Power
If your car struggles to get up to highway speeds or needs several minutes to warm up, your engine may be suffering from a component failure or worn out parts.
If you notice your car displaying any of these symptoms, come to Arcadia Transmission & Auto Repairs for an engine inspection. We recommend getting an assessment as soon as possible to prevent a major engine failure, and our diagnostics tools are guaranteed to find the root of the problem. Call us to book an appointment today!