Monday, May 19, 2014

Transmission Repair – Warrenton

The transmission is essential to the operation of your motor vehicle. It takes the energy produced by the engine and transfers it to the wheels of the car. When you are switching gears from park to drive or reverse you are utilizing the transmission. The transmission does occasionally break, and when it does it can be a very expensive affair.  If you are experiencing any of the below signs, please give us a call at: 540-216-0595 to schedule a time when one of our transmission specialists can look at your car or truck and find a solution to the problem you are experiencing.

Check out these common transmission warning signs to make sure you are on top of any problems that might arise:


Another transmission warning signs is Overheating. A major problem that can occur with transmissions in Virginia. If you do not have the proper viscosity of transmission fluid or are low on fluid, it can cause your transmission to burn itself up. A low level of fluid is often an indicator of a leak, and should be checked out by a professional. Also, keep an ear out for any weird sounds coming from the bottom of the car, low fluid can cause grinding and whirring sounds that would not normally be present.

Slipping gears

Slipping gears is one of transmission warning signs. Have you ever been in a vehicle that accelerated unevenly? When the gears start to slip in a transmission, you will know it. It not only ruins a car’s ride, it can become a safety concern. If you pop out in front of a car and need to accelerate quickly, you definitely don’t want your transmission to slip. In manual transmissions, this can actually cause the stick to “pop” out of gear and into neutral. This can be a dangerous distraction when driving and can cause you to over-rev your engine. If you notice your transmission slipping, take it to a mechanic.

Check Engine Light

Huge transmission warning signs is your check engine light. This may seem obvious, but a check engine light can be a very helpful indicator of a transmission problem. There are sensors on the vehicle that can sense grinding or rumbling before the driver is able to notice it in their day to day driving. It’s always a good idea to get check engine lights investigated. AAMCO of Warrenton Virginia offers a free Check Engine Light diagnostic with service.

These are some of the most common symptoms of transmission trouble. The transmission is a very complex device, so unless it is a simple leak there is bound to be some serious work involved in repairing it. Keep an eye out for any of these warning signs and send your car to the mechanic immediately if any arise. Transmission repairs performed immediately often cost far less than waiting until a serious problem arises.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Check Engine Light – Warrenton VA

Check Engine Light – Warrenton VA

We received a testimonial video from a very satisfied new customer this week.  Below is the email testimonial and video that the customer made and posted on his youtube account.

Dear AAMCO of Warrenton,

For the past two months I have had a check engine light on in my minivan.  It’s bothered me, not knowing what was wrong.  I visited several different auto stores in the Warrenton & Culpeper area for my check engine light, two of the stores that I visited couldn’t even find my particular van in their system.  I purchased this vehicle 4 yrs ago from a GSA auction and one store employee told me that my vehicle couldn’t be found because it was a former govt owned van.  I couldn’t believe that answer and decided to stop in at your shop.  I am so happy that I did.  When I pulled up I was greeted by a service tech and my van was brought right in to be looked at.  I met with the owner Jimmy who was fantastic and very professional  In less than an hour the problem was found and resolved.  I cannot tell you how happy I am, now I don’t need to worry about this. It has been weighing on my mind for these past two months, I didn’t know if my van was going to break down at any moment or what was going on.  What a relief!  I will be recommending your service to everyone that I know.

Thank You,

Michael B.

The video testimonial is below.  If you currently have a Check Engine Light on, please give us at a call at 540-216-0595 to schedule an appointment or stop by our shop located at 131 Broadview Ave, Warrenton, VA.