Imagine this, you’re on your way traveling to your dream vacation to Lake Tahoe when all of the sudden your transmission starts malfunctioning. Strange noises, jumping gears, a burning smell… these are all signs of transmission failure. What do you do now?

On the long trip from California to Lake Tahoe, especially in the hot summer months, you risk breaking down due to a number of factors. At General Transmission, we understand that these things happen, and we want to make the repair process as simple as possible. That’s why we offer free towing for up to 100 miles– with reasonable rates after that. So when you travel, you can have a piece of mind that you have affordable repair options within your reach.

Here’s a few of our road-trip tips to make sure your transmission is in tip-top shape for the road.

Transmission Repair Lake Tahoe


A hot climate can raise the fluid temperature and cause a transmission to overheat. On long trips from California to Lake Tahoe, you will want to be prepared to know the warning signs of an overheating transmission. If your transmission starts to fail on a road trip, General Transmission offers free towing for up to 100 miles—with reasonable rates after that. It’s good to have a peace of mind on the road and know that you’re covered in case of an emergency.

The last thing you want to do is end up stranded in the California or Lake Tahoe area without a plan.

Tips to Keep Your Transmission Running Smoothly:


1. Check fluid levels every 30,000 to 60,000 miles. You can do this yourself and it ensures that your transmission is working with the best fluid.
2. Check for leaks regularly. Make sure you don’t have any leaks or fluid leaking into the driveway. This can save you costly repairs down the road.
3. Lots of stop and go traffic: If you live in a city, you may be stopping and going more. Stepping on the brakes and accelerator causes your transmission to work harder than normal. If this is normally your diving style, make sure you do regular check-ups on your transmission.