Transmission Service in Alton IL | Transmission Shop Near Me
Your transmission system is a very important part of your vehicle. If you don’t take care of it or continue to drive without the proper repairs, you won’t be getting anywhere – literally.
At our shop, you can count on us to run a full transmission diagnostic to identify the issues and get your car repaired fast.
Why Choose Rister’s Automotive & Transmissions?
We have been the local area’s number one transmission repair shop since we opened in 1991!
We have dealt with a multitude of different transmission repairs, rebuilds and adjustments and can fix your car with ease.
We also provide transmission service in Alton IL and surrounding areas.
However, it is important to know the signs of transmission failure.
The early you can catch it, the easier and less costly it is for us to fix.
The Signs of Transmission Failure
- Failure to Switch Gears
- Burning Smells
- Slipping Gears
- Leaking Fluid
- Check Engine Light
- Grinding & Shaking
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, we recommend that you set up an appointment with us as soon as possible.
You can help prevent these transmission issues through regular maintenance.
Like oil changes, the other component’s fluids should be inspected or replaced.
This helps preserve the life of your vehicle, catch early signs of issues, and save you money.
Using the latest in state-of-the-art technology, we will install a safe and effective cleaner to suspend harmful varnish and sludge from the transmission valve body, torque converter, and lines and install new high-tech fluid with conditioners.
Just like your engine, you should have your transmission serviced regularly. When Rister's Automotive and Transmissions services your transmission, we:
- Remove and inspect the pan
- Clean or replace the screen
- Clean the pan
- Reinstall the pan
- Install a new gasket
- Replace old transmission fluid with new, high-quality fluid
- Make any additional needed changes and adjustments
By replacing the old transmission fluid, the expert team at Rister's Automotive and Transmissions essentially gives your vehicle’s transmission new life.
The new fluid restores your clutch’s holding power. This reduces slip and heat production.
Additionally, flushing the old fluid gets rid of small bits of clutch material and metal shavings, which can damage your transmission by clogging passages and wedging themselves between moving parts.
Getting rid of the old fluid reduces wear within the transmission.
Replacing old fluid with new also provides better lubrication within the transmission, which boosts the holding ability of the transmission’s friction components.
Improved lubrication also results in less heat. By decreasing friction and heat, your transmission will work better for a longer amount of time.
A simple transmission service can save you the money and time that come with a major transmission repair or replacement.