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Transmission - Killian Auto Pros | Mauldin, SC

3 Minutes a Month Can Save Your Transmission

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When it comes to transmissions, your fluid level is essential. Too much or too little fluid can affect pressure, cooling abilities, and lubrication. In order to best care for your vehicle, it's important to know what to look for, so from our shop here at Killian Auto Pros here are a few tips. 

A Short History of The Automatic Transmission

Automatic transmissions are the default now - with efficiency approaching or surpassing that of manual transmissions, and automatics with 8 or 10 electronically controlled gears, it’s no surprise they’ve gained so much popularity over the past few decades. But where did it all start? Killian Auto Pros in Mauldin, SC has the answers.

Are You Facing Shifting Issues?

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Does your car, truck, or SUV shift at the wrong moment? Killian Auto Pros in Mauldin has the solution. Shift point issues can manifest themselves in two ways; either your car will rapidly shift through several or all the gears at low speed, low rpm, getting to the highest gear before you’ve gained enough momentum, or shifts will be delayed, the transmission refusing to shift until far into the RPM range. 

Bad Transmission? Fix It or Sell It?

close up of a transmission in a car

So, you’ve determined your transmission is bad. What next? Choosing what to do can be overwhelming, and you need someone you can trust to help you decide what work needs to be done. Killian Auto Pros in Mauldin, SC is here to help you make the right decision when it comes to your transmission. There are a few things to consider when your transmission goes out. You might feel inclined to just get a new car, but should you? 

Benefits of Auxiliary Transmission Coolers - Does Your Vehicle Need One?

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Auxiliary transmission coolers are one of many ways the aftermarket can improve the quality and durability of your vehicle. From Killian Auto Pros in Mauldin, SC, here’s some information concerning auxiliary coolers, why you might need one, and what it can do for you.

Cheap Parts Don’t Cut It and Warranties Matter

car parts At Killian Auto Pros in Mauldin, SC, we’re in the business of quality. Quality work, quality parts, and quality service keep a business going. Here is a quick rundown on why it’s important to install components that will perform reliably, and keep you taken care of in the event that they don’t.

Choosing the Right Fluid for Your Transmission

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In life, you learn that more expensive doesn’t always mean better. When it comes to transmission fluid, does it matter? Are name brand fluids better than the cheapest option? Killian Auto Pros in Mauldin, SC has the answers.

Clutch Problems are a Big Problem

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This is a clutch gone completely wrong and something you want to be sure doesn't happen with your vehicle! So how do you ensure you are not having an issue with your clutch when most drivers simply get in and drive? What do you look for? That is a question many of our customers ask us here at Killian Auto Pros in Mauldin and one this driver did not.

Common Transmission Issues

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Though transmissions are generally reliable, there are a great number of issues that can develop with one. From Killian Auto Pros in Mauldin, SC, here’s a general overview of the types of problems your transmission may develop, all of which we service and repair.

Do You Have a Catalytic Converter Issue?

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Regular maintenance checks of your vehicle will help you avoid a catalytic converter that looks like this resulting in large repair costs which is what our team here at Killian Auto Pros in Mauldin want to avoid at all costs! We feel that every customer has a need to know what repairs are in their future and exactly how to budget for them if need be so we check your vehicle thoroughly and keep you informed.

There are several indicators that your catalytic converter isn't functioning at maximum capacity such as:

Everything you need to know about transmission sensors!

Diagnostic Tablet on engine transmission sensor

Our Mauldin drivers have been experiencing issues with their transmissions and there are a few things that we here at Killian Auto Pros feel are important to know so that you are more comfortable and confident if you are, indeed experiencing a transmission problem of any kind. First, if you drive a vehicle manufactured in the past few decades, there’s a good chance your transmission has a variety of sensors attached to it which monitors all kinds of things - fluid pressure, vehicle speed, temperature, air intake at the engine, and so on.  The first thing to check is your Transmission Sensor, which is a much more affordable fix than replacing your transmission!

External Components - Making Your Manual Transmission Work

gear shift on a vehicle

There are many parts and systems outside of the car’s transmission that is equally as important as the parts and systems inside the transmission. Without them, the transmission won’t do much. There’s no way to transfer power from the engine to the shafts, disengage it to shift the gears, or power the differential without them. Just in case you need us, at Killian Auto Pros in Mauldin, SC, we can help keep your transmission in top shape, but here’s what you need to know.

Fluid Flushes for Your Fleet

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The transmission in your truck works harder than any other on the road. A fully loaded semi weighs about 40 times as much as a normal passenger vehicle, and racks up twice the mileage. As such, it’s essential to keep your transmission in good shape and regularly maintenanced. Fortunately, Killian Auto Pros in Mauldin has you covered.

Four Wheel Drive and Transmission Maintenance

At Killian Auto Pros in Mauldin, SC, our mechanics are well trained and qualified to service any type of transmission, in any car, truck, or SUV. If your car is equipped with four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, you probably know that your transmission is somewhat complicated, and therefore requires professional attention. Our technicians possess the knowledge, ability, and equipment necessary to keep your 4WD or AWD vehicle reliably on the road, and ready for any driving condition, any time. For all your transmission repair or maintenance needs, call or come by Killian Auto Pros today.

Hints Your Transmission Is Failing

transmission in car

At Killian Auto Pros in Mauldin, SC, we know that transmissions are witchcraft to most people. More often than not, if major damage has occurred, it’s a lot more time and cost-effective to just replace the entire unit and get a fresh start. Our trained technicians at Killian Auto Pros want to keep you informed so you are aware of what to look out for.

How are your transmission mounts?

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Your transmission mounts keep your transmission in place and suppress vibrations coming from the drivetrain. How do you know when to replace them or when they’re going bad. At Killian Auto Pros in Mauldin, SC, our goal is to educate you about your vehicle so that you can drive it safely and prolong its life. 

How can you tell if your transmission is slipping?

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A slipping transmission is never a good thing. What causes it, what forms does it take, and how do you know if yours is slipping? From Killian Auto Pros in Mauldin, SC, here’s what you need to know.

How Do I Choose A New Transmission?

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At Killian Auto Pros in Mauldin, SC, a big part of our job is helping you make decisions that are right for you, your car, truck or SUV. When it comes to replacing a transmission there are a lot of options out there, and we’re here to help you make the right choice. Our technicians can help you decide based on your budget, vehicle and lifestyle. We're here to get your car going again and earn your business in the future.

How Do I Fix My Manual Transmission Problem?

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Manual transmissions are generally more reliable than automatic transmissions. They don’t have as many parts, aren’t as complex, and can take a lot more abuse. However, if an issue is allowed to persist, more and more damage to surrounding components on your manual transmission will occur. Killian Auto Pros in Mauldin, SC can help you take care of your car as soon as you notice a problem.

How Do I Keep My Transmission In Top Shape?

mechanic with gloves on holding transmission parts

Transmissions are complex pieces of equipment. Systems and components rely heavily on one another, and everything needs to be in working order for proper function. When one thing fails, there’s a snowball effect, and malfunctions and damages begin to occur. What can you do to make sure you keep it working? At Killian Auto Pros in Mauldin, SC, we want to help when you need it, but we also want to teach you how to maintain your vehicle on your own. Good maintenance is the single largest contributing factor to how long your transmission will last and how well it will continue to work. Here are a few key points on maintenance from the Killian Auto Pros technicians.

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