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?

Transmission Failure Signs

A hot climate can raise the fluid temperature and cause a transmission to overheat. 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. You’ll 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 piece 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 

Check your 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

Make sure you don’t have any leaks or fluid leaking into the driveway. This can save you costly repairs down the road.

3. Regular Transmission Check-Ups

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 driving style, make sure you do regular check-ups on your transmission.

Transmission Service Lake Tahoe

At General Transmission, we understand that these things happen. We want to make the repair process as simple as possible with the best transmission service Lake Tahoe has to offer. We provide premier towing and transmission repair services. Other local transmission shops in the area don’t typically offer this service, but we do. When you travel, you’ll be able to have a piece of mind that you have affordable repair options within your reach. Contact us to learn more about our services!