A-1 Auto Tech, Inc.
89 Pioneer Way
Mountain View, CA 94041
(650) 487-2240

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A-1 Auto Tech, Inc. 89 Pioneer Way Mountain View, CA 94041 (650) 487-2240A-1 Auto Tech, Inc. is the best Transmission Shop in the Mountain View, CA area. Not many auto repair shops repair transmissions. And out of some that claim to you would not want to let them try. A-1 Auto Tech, Inc.’s technicians are highly trained and have decades of experience repairing all makes and models of transmissions.

We are an auto repair shop that is also an expert transmission shop! In this article below I will go over some common questions people have with this subject.

Do You Need Expert Transmission Diagnostics?

If you are having some problems with your car or truck that you think are transmission related, but you are not sure, then you need to take it to an expert transmission diagnostics auto repair shop or transmission repair shop. Some common signs of possible transmission problems are as follows:

  • Check Engine Light On: Yes often transmission problems will cause your check engine light to go on. So as always if your check engine light goes on, stop by and let us check it out really quick for you.
  • Dark Red, Brown or Burnt Transmission Fluid: If your transmission oil is getting really dirty, or looks or smells burnt, this could be a sign that you are having transmission problems. Stop by A-1 Auto Tech, Inc. and let us take a peak for you!
  • Jolts, Vibrations Or Very High RPMs When Shifting: This is another potentially serious sign; not always serious but it can be. This is a symptom you will want to have checked out sooner rather than later. This is not something you want to procrastinate or put off.

How Important Is Clutch Repair?

This sounds like a silly question but I have been asked this one before. If you drive a vehicle with a standard (stick) transmission, how well your clutch performs is very important to you. (The most common cause for premature clutch wear is the driver “riding the clutch”. Riding the clutch means that you are “needlessly keeping the clutch partially disengaged. This results in the clutch being unable to fully engage with the flywheel and so causes premature wear on the disc and flywheel.” -Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clutch_control). But clutches do wear out over time with normal use as well.

If your clutch is worn out it can start slipping on you. What this means is that when you are driving with your clutch fully engaged, some times the engine will rev up high when you are not driving faster. In severe cases the car may not even go forward even if the clutch is fully engaged. When your clutch is slipping you will often smell a burnt smell in your car as well cause by the friction. If you have any of these symptoms be sure to take your vehicle into an expert clutch repair auto repair shop like A-1 Auto Tech, Inc. immediately.

Should You Get A Transmission Flush?

Absolutely! The general rule of thumb is that you should get your transmission flushed every two years or 30,000 miles whichever comes first. This will keep your transmission in tip top shape and extend its useful life significantly.

There are lots of places you can take your car to get a simple transmission flush done. However we recommend taking your car to an expert transmission flush auto repair shop or transmission shop, not to just an oil change station. If you are showing signs of serious transmission trouble you want to take it to someone who has the expertise to identify this when doing the flush.