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Rapid City Transmission Services

Belly Brothers Auto Tech working under a vehicle

At Belly Brothers Auto Tech, we offer premium transmission services provided by our highly qualified technicians. Having your vehicle transmission regularly serviced could help extend the life of your vehicle, improve performance, increase fuel efficiency, and save you money in the long run.

Our Rapid City Transmission Services Include:

Rapid City Transmission FAQ

The first thing to look out for with your transmission is difficulty or hesitation (slipping) in gear engagement. This could mean rough or jerky gear shifts or slipping gears. Between shifting gears, you can spot the transmission slipping if the engine revs up without an increase in vehicle speed. You should watch for fluid leaks, loss of power, or strange noises like whining, clunking, or grinding.

It’s best to have your transmission regularly serviced for fluid changes and inspection. Make sure that you’re using the correct transmission fluid. Also, between shifting gears or putting the vehicle into drive, reverse, or park, come to a complete stop to allow the transmission to make the adjustment. It’s also important to allow your vehicle to warm up before directly shifting into drive or reverse. By waiting a few minutes, this allows the transmission fluid to circulate and lubricate the components of your transmission properly.

If you want to keep your transmission in good shape, it’s a good idea to get it regularly serviced. As for the question of how often, it depends on several factors including the type of transmission (automatic, manual, or CVT), the vehicle’s make and model, driving conditions, and the manufacturer’s recommendations.

  1. Automatic Transmission: it’s generally a good idea to have it serviced or inspected every 30,000 to 60,000 miles. This interval can vary, so it’s important to consult a professional mechanic at Belly Brothers Auto Tech.
  2. Manual transmissions: They usually require less service compared to automatic transmissions, but a good rule of thumb is to have it looked at every 60,000 to 100,000 miles.
  3. CVT transmissions (Continuously Variable Transmissions): it’s best to have it serviced every 30,000 to 60,000 miles.