If your vehicle will not move or if you are afraid to drive it any further, having it towed to your nearest Paladin Auto Service is the most prudent thing to do. Vehicles stop moving for a variety of reasons so having your Paladin representative arrange to have the vehicle towed in and evaluated is the first step. The first thing we will do is identify why the vehicle stopped. We will check for proper fluid levels, make certain that all linkages and cables are connected, evaluate the electronics, and then make our recommendations for service. Those recommendations could range from an adjustment to replacing external parts to an internal inspection. If an internal inspection is required, your Paladin representative will, at that time, give you the price of a soft parts overhaul. However, because of the complexity of most late model vehicles, it would be unwise to condemn the transmission before it is evaluated.
You put the selector into the appropriate range and begin to move forward. Suddenly, you feel the engine racing and the transmission lagging behind. We see this symptom quite often but what is difficult to determine is what is causing the transmission to slip. Transmissions slip for a variety of reasons, including low fluid level, poor vacuum or a misadjusted or defective shift cable. When you are faced with this type of symptom, it is best to have it checked out by the professionals at Paladin Auto Service.
From there, we identify the reason for the vehicle stopping. During the transmission service, we also check for proper fluid levels, check linkage and cable connections, evaluate the electronics, and make our recommendations for service.
These recommendations can range from an adjustment, such as replacing external parts, to an internal inspection. Should you need an internal inspection, the technician will give you the price of a soft parts overhaul, a common transmission service. Due to the complexity of most late-model vehicles, it would be unwise to condemn the transmission before an evaluation.
Erratic shifting is a relatively common symptom that your Paladin representative sees on a daily basis. Years ago, before transmissions became more complex, evaluating a vehicle that was shifting erratically was a relatively simple process. However, with the introduction of electronics, it requires the expertise of a trained and qualified technician This service will provide you and our personnel with the information needed to make a proper diagnosis. As transmissions today are more complex, it is important not to condemn the transmission solely on the basis of the symptom you feel. Many times our customers call with what appears to be a serious problem and it turns out to be something simple. Low fluid level, cable adjustments, and electronics are just a few of the areas that need to be checked. Your Paladin representative, along with his staff of trained technicians, will use the latest computer technology to determine the exact cause of the erratic shifting.
The evaluation provides both you and the technician with the information needed to make a proper diagnosis. As transmissions today are more complex, it is important not to condemn the transmission solely on the basis of the symptom you feel.
Many times, our customers call with what appears to be a serious problem that turns out to be something simple. Low fluid level, cable adjustments, and electronics are just a few of the areas that are checked. Our automotive repair shop uses the latest computer technology to determine the exact reason for the erratic shifting.