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Transmission Repair Service in Richmond, KY

It's essential to carry out regular service and maintenance on all your vehicle's components to keep your car running smoothly and safely. You need to have the engine oil changed, filters replaced, the brakes checked, the battery tested, and the tires rotated at regular intervals. However, many people forget about their vehicle's transmission until something goes wrong. 

Everything else on the car can be working perfectly, but without the transmission, it's going nowhere. That's why at Jack Burford Chevrolet, we recommend routine transmission service at our Richmond, Kentucky, service center so you don't end up with a more serious transmission repair.

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How Does the Transmission Work?

A car's transmission transfers the power generated by the engine to the axles and wheels to drive the vehicle forward or backward. A regular automatic or manual transmission uses a system of gears with different ratios to effectively coordinate the engine's power output with the car's speed. 

Automatic transmissions have long been the most popular choice in the U.S. With this transmission type, you simply move the gear shift into Drive, and the transmission automatically changes to the right gear for the vehicle's speed and the load on the engine. Some automatic transmissions feature paddle shifters for increased driver control.

Manual transmissions are a popular choice among sports car enthusiasts. Here, the driver uses a clutch pedal to disengage the transmission from the engine to manually shift gears to match the car's speed. Drivers need an element of skill and a feel for the car to know when to change the gears up or down.

Continuously variable transmissions are becoming increasingly popular for their flexibility. They use a system of belts and pulleys to shift smoothly through an endless range of gear ratios, unlike the stepped shifts with a fixed number of ratios in a standard transmission. 

Whichever type of transmission your car has, it needs to be serviced at regular intervals, just like any other component. Check your owners manual for transmission service intervals, or ask the friendly service team at Jack Burford Chevrolet if you have any questions.

What Is a Transmission Service? 

We perform two main types of transmission service — transmission fluid changes and fluid flushes.

Transmission Fluid Change

During a transmission fluid change, our factory-trained technician removes and drains the transmission pan. They check the filter and pan for particles and contaminants before cleaning the pan, replacing the filter, and reinstalling the pan. They then top off the transmission to the correct level with fresh fluid. Only around half of the old fluid is replaced, but with contaminants removed and new fluid circulating, the transmission will work more efficiently.

Transmission Fluid Flush 

A transmission fluid flush replaces all the old fluid in the gearbox with fresh, clean fluid. This requires specialist equipment that you'll only find in a professional service center such as ours. The technician adds a special flush additive to the old fluid and connects the fluid exchange machine. The machine uses fresh transmission fluid to force the old fluid out, taking any contaminants with it. The new fluid is topped off to the recommended level, and the machine is removed.

How Much Does It Cost To Repair a Transmission? 

The cost of a transmission repair varies according to the type of service being conducted, the type of transmission, and the vehicle's make, model, and year. A transmission fluid flush uses more new fluid but can be completed in an hour or so. A fluid change takes longer and generally costs more in labor. A Ford transmission repair will likely have a different price than a Volkswagen transmission repair.

Failing to get your car's transmission serviced at the correct intervals could result in it not working properly or failing altogether. That would involve more serious and expensive repairs or even a complete transmission replacement. Replacing a manual transmission can cost up to $3,000, while automatic transmissions cost an average of $5,000 to replace.

Having your car's transmission regularly serviced helps keep you shifting gears smoothly for as long as you own your vehicle while avoiding the need for costly repairs.

How Long Does It Take To Repair a Transmission? 

A basic transmission service, such as a fluid change or flush, can take as little as an hour. If the transmission needs to be rebuilt or replaced, your car could be in the repair shop for three or four days. Different makes and models can take longer than others, depending on their complexity. For example, a high-end Honda transmission repair might involve more work than a base-model Toyota transmission repair.

Why Choose Jack Burford Chevrolet for Your Transmission Repair Service?

At Jack Burford Chevrolet, we understand that you have a choice of where to have your car serviced and maintained in Lexington and Richmond. We aim to provide the best possible customer satisfaction in our service facility. You can be confident that your vehicle is in good hands with our team of factory-trained technicians who know your car inside and out. 

We have 12 service bays with the latest state-of-the-art tools and equipment, so we can get your transmission serviced or repaired with the minimum disruption to your schedule. If you're waiting for your car, you can take advantage of our comfortable lounge with high-definition TV and complimentary Wi-Fi.

If your car's warranty has expired, we offer the Allstate Vehicle Service Contract, which covers you in the event of a mechanical breakdown for your peace of mind. The coverage includes transmission repair or replacement.

Schedule Transmission Service at Jack Burford Chevrolet

We want to help you avoid unnecessary and expensive transmission repairs and keep your gears shifting smoothly. Whatever make and model car you drive, schedule a transmission service at Jack Burford Chevrolet today using our convenient online service appointment form. If you have any questions about your transmission or any other service items, contact our friendly service team, who will be happy to help.

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  • Mon - Thu8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Fri8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed
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  • Mon - Fri7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Sat - SunClosed
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  • Mon - Fri8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Jack Burford Chevrolet,inc. 37.7321, -84.2836.