FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What should I do if my vehicle is leaking transmission fluid?

If your vehicle is leaking transmission fluid, bring it to Prior Lake Transmission for service as soon as possible. Low fluid levels can cause a number of problems, including slipping, rough shifting, loss of pressure and overheating. These problems can lead to serious damage and expensive repair bills.

Why does my transmission lose a lot of fluid at one time?

If your vehicle loses a lot of transmission fluid, it is usually because the transmission has overheated and vented the fluid. You should bring your vehicle in to have the transmission serviced to determine why the overheating is occurring.

What if I have trouble getting my car into gear or it seem as if it’s stuck in neutral?

The first thing you should do is to check your transmission fluid level.  If the level is low, then fill it to the proper level indicated on the dipstick. If that doesn’t work, you could ask someone to help you by checking whether the shift linkage on the transmission is moving while you shift gears. If it moving, you should consider it a bad sign—it means that there is an internal transmission problem that must be addressed immediately by a qualified transmission technician.

What do I do if my automatic transmission is slipping out of gear?

If this occurs, then there’s a serious problem in either the external control, internal parts or electronic controls of the transmission. Slipping occurs when your engine revs and the vehicle either barely moves or doesn’t move at all. It may also occur when the engine revs while changing gears, rather than smoothly shifting to the next gear. In either situation, it’s best to bring your vehicle to Prior Lake Transmission for service as soon as possible.

Why is my transmission making a lot of noise?

A properly working transmission shouldn’t make any noise at all. Transmission noise is indicative of an internal problem with your vehicle. If you hear noise coming from your transmission, it is important to have it checked out immediately by a qualified transmission tech.

What are the advantages of installing a rebuilt transmission?

The main advantage is that it is normally less expensive to install a rebuilt transmission. A transmission rebuild uses your original, factory installed transmission with new internal parts, so it is guaranteed to fit your vehicle, It also come with a new warranty.

What services are performed with a typical automatic transmission rebuild?

First, the transmission is disassembled, and undergoes a thorough cleaning and inspection. Next, new parts, such as filters, gaskets, seals and bearings, are installed. After the rebuild is complete, your vehicle is road tested to ensure that the transmission is functioning properly.

How often should my transmission be inspected?

It is recommended that you have your transmission inspected at least once a year, or whenever you experience a problem with it. Keep in mind that preventative maintenance can catch minor problems before they become major ones. To ensure that your transmission is running at peak efficiency, bring your vehicle to be inspected by the experts at Prior Lake Transmission.

What types of preventative maintenance services are available from Prior Lake Transmission?

At Prior Lake Transmission, we perform a multi-point performance analysis by visually examining your transmission and then road testing the vehicle. We’ll make any required adjustments, including draining the transmission fluid and removing the transmission pan, as well as cleaning or replacing the transmission fluid and filter. If more detailed work is required, we’ll provide you with a detailed report of the required repairs we completed. In either case you can rest assured that you’ll receive the best transmission service in the Prior Lake area.

Do you have a towing service?

Yes! Prior Lake Transmission provides a free towing service for vehicles that are unable to run.

Does Prior Lake Transmission offer any specials?

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Does Prior Lake Transmission offer fleet services?

We do offer fleet services. For more information, visit our fleet services page.