Acura Transmissions

Acura Transmission Repair San Antonio – Texas Transmission & Auto Center Service

At Texas Transmission & Auto Center, our acura transmission repair san antonio mechanics offer service, repair and even replace transmissions on dozens of different makes and models of Acura automobiles.

Some are domestic and others are foreign, and that includes the entire product line put out by the Japanese-based Acura Corporation.

Acura is actually the luxury vehicle brand of the Honda Corporation. It was launched in 1986 in North America and has retained a percentage of the American marketplace every since.

As with it’s more well-know parent company, Acura prides itself on making reliable automobiles that will last for long periods of time. But regardless of how well cars are made on the assembly line, problems are inevitably going to crop up from time to time.

As with Hondas, older model Acuras were known to regularly develop transmission issues. But it’s also worthwhile to note that many of those problems have been worked out in more recent years.

But if you’re driving an Acura model that’s more than 15 years old, it may not be a bad idea to have a diagnostic done by our Acura Transmission Repair San Antonio technician to ensure that everything is still working as it was designed to work..

This is particularly relevant if you’re about to go on a long road trip and you want to have things checked out ahead of time. The last thing you want is to be stranded a long way from home, especially when it’s due to an issue that you could have addressed before your trip even began

Today, we’re going to broach the topic of transmissions in the Acura brand, including potential problems, maintenance suggestions and even down the road costs that you might want to anticipate before issues actually occur

Let’s take a look:


How do I know if my Acura transmission is going bad?


Acura Transmission San AntonioAcura transmissions almost always give you warning signs ahead of any major issues. Things to look for include revving that’s louder than usual, leaking transmission fluid and the transmission popping in and out of gear or not engaging properly. You can also watch for a slow response from your transmission, check engine lights that suddenly come on, burning smells and louder than normal sounds when the car is idling in Neutral. The longer you drive your car, the better you’re going to get at telling whether something is really wrong under the hood. If you feel this may be the case, it’s best to err on the side of caution and have someone check things out immediately.


What types of transmissions are found in Acura vehicles?


For the most part, Acuras use the same engine and transmission platform as the Honda brand, with a few exceptions in some years and models. They have special designs that require unique tools and skill sets, so you’ll want to ask your mechanic specifically if he or she has the tools and expertise necessary to work on Acura and Honda transmissions. At Texas Transmission & Auto Center, for example, our Acura Transmission Repair San Antonio technicians have been trained to repair and replace both Honda and Acura transmissions.


What are some of the more common problems with Acura transmissions?


All cars are going to have transmission issues at some point, and Acuras are no different. As with older Hondas, the most common transmission issue in past years is related to bad torque converters, of which there are several warning signs to be on the lookout for. These include high stall speeds, overheating, dirty fluid, slipping and strange noises coming from the transmission.


How often should I change my transmission fluid?


Like it’s the parent company, Acura recommends that you change your transmission fluid every 37,500 miles if you’re driving under what they deem are “severe” conditions. If under “normal” conditions, you may be able to go more than 100,000 miles before completely changing your transmission fluid. At Texas Transmission & Auto Center, we would advise perhaps taking a middle of the road approach. Our Acura Transmission Repair San Antonio technicians recommend having your transmission fluid changed every four years or every 50,000 miles, which should help you maintain your transmission at optimal performance levels for a longer period of time.


How long do Acura transmissions usually last?


A lot of it depends on how well you’ve maintained your vehicle, as well as your personal driving habits, but studies have shown that Acura transmission generally last between 150,000 and 200,000 miles. This is just an average, of course, and a lot of factors will determine the lifespan of your particular transmission. But the better you take care of your car, the longer the transmission and other components will likely last.


Are there ways that I can prevent transmission problems with my Acura vehicle?


Well, yes and no. There are several things you can do that will keep your transmission at peak condition for a longer period of time, but keep in mind that nothing lasts forever. Eventually, issues are going to occur regardless of preventative measures, but you can certainly delay these for a longer period of time by taking good care of your car.


Some of the ways you can prevent transmission problems from creeping up ahead of schedule include:


  • Keeping on the lookout for transmission leaks on your driveway and dealing with any minor issues before they turn into major ones.
  • Changing the transmission fluid regularly.
  • Never shifting into Reverse or Park when the car is moving forward.
  • Always holding down the brake when shifting from Park and into Drive or Reverse.


How much will it cost to replace my Acura transmission?


rebuild transmission san antonio mechanicsThis will vary depending on your specific situation. But on average expect to spend somewhere between $1,500 and $3,000 on a new transmission for your Acura automobile. Now this could be less or more, depending on the make and model of your car, as well as the type of transmission that will need to be replaced. So don’t hold us to those exact figures, but they are ballpark averages based on the history of these types of transmissions.

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