How Long Does It Take to Replace a Transmission?

Transmission Cross Section Close-Up

Your car’s transmission is one of its most important parts, since it’s essentially the system that makes your car go forward on Spring Hill roads. Therefore, if you need a transmission repair or replacement, you should get it done right away. Fortunately, you can turn to the service center at Buick GMC Brooksville for all your Brooksville transmission repair needs! We’re happy to help with whatever you need and get you safely back on the road in no time.

Estimated Time to Replace a Transmission

So how long does it take to replace a transmission? As with any service, there’s no one single answer to this question. It depends on the type of vehicle you drive, including its age, make, model, and drivetrain. In general, service experts agree that it doesn’t take more than one to two days to replace a standard transmission, with more finicky models taking closer three or four days. You also may not have to have a total transmission replacement–a simple repair of a malfunctioning part might suffice. If you’re interested in more specific numbers based on your individual vehicle, contact our service center for an estimate! Otherwise, read on for some important information about how your transmission works and how to know if it’s failing. 

What Does a Transmission Do?

As we discussed above, your car’s transmission is responsible for making it move forward. But how exactly does this work? In short, as the internal combustion engine generates power on the road, the transmission transfers power from the engine to the wheels to make them move. The transmission is also responsible for converting engine power into torque. 

The transmission is made up of multiple gears, which you shift between as you change speeds on the Inverness roads. If you drive a car with a manual transmission, you have to shift gears yourself, whereas automatic transmissions take care of everything for you. Your transmission also runs on transmission fluid, which has to be regularly replaced to keep it in top condition, just like coolant or motor oil.

How Do I Know If My Transmission Needs to Be Replaced?

As with any part of your car, your transmission will wear out as you drive longer and eventually need repairs. There are some key signs to look for that indicate there’s a problem with your transmission. If you notice any of the following while driving, make an appointment with our service center right away, and we’ll figure out what’s wrong. We may not have to replace the entire transmission based on the severity of the problem!

  • Your check engine light is on
  • You notice fluid leaking from under your car
  • Your transmission fluid looks brown and cloudy, or smells burnt
  • Your car has trouble switching gears on the road
  • Your car is making strange noises while you’re in neutral
  • You feel a grinding sensation when driving or your car starts shaking

Schedule Brooksville Transmission Repair with Buick GMC Brooksville

If you have any questions about transmission replacement in Brooksville, feel free to contact our service center! You can also stop by our dealership near Hernando Beach to talk to a member of our team in person, and we’ll be happy to help you. Be sure to check out our other service tips and tricks for more ways to keep your vehicle running in the best condition possible.


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