Even the best-made automobiles need regular maintenance, and we're here to fully support your new and used Honda transmission service needs. With a transmission's complex interplay of gears built to ultra-tight tolerance windows, a single mechanical flaw can eventually lead to total engine failure.

Before it gets to that point, it's far cheaper to have your Honda's transmission serviced at the first sign of issues. At Honda San Carlos, our highly trained and certified mechanics are more than capable of getting you back on the road in record time - from routine fluid changes to more serious Honda transmission repair needs.

What Does the Transmission Do?

The motor's power must be distributed carefully, which is accomplished by controlled how much torque gets from the motor to the drive shaft at any given moment. The transmission's complex series of gears adjusts the amount of power sent from the engine to the drive axle. It does this by changing gear ratios, which controls how many wheel rotations occur with each turn of the motor's input shaft.

When all is functioning properly, the transition between gears is only noticed as a temporary change in RPMs. When the transmission fluid breaks down, the gears misalign, sensors break, or other issues occur, serious problems can arise in your transmission, engine, or drive shaft assembly.

What Are the Symptoms of a Bad Transmission?

The transmission is a complex system of gears, shafts, housings, pumps, and valves, all occupying a small space-meaning a lot could go wrong without regular Honda transmission service appointments. Some of the most common signs of a failing transmission are:

  • Sudden, unexplained "slips" into neutral

  • Odd noises, like hums, whines, clunks, or grinding

  • Improper clutch disengagement, allowing gears to grind

  • A metallic burning smell, especially from the transmission fluid

  • Bumping sensations, lags, or "hard shifts" between gears

  • Unusual RPM levels during gear shifts

Even one of these issues can signal that something isn't quite right; if several occur together, you know something's wrong! The best thing you can do if you experience any one of these issues is to reach out to Honda San Carlos and make a service appointment for your Honda as soon as possible.

Transmission Repair Services

Armed with extensive experience and advanced analytics programs, our mechanics can quickly determine the cause of your transmission errors and determine what repairs may be necessary. Our San Francisco Bay Area customers depend on us for fast and effective Honda transmission service, including:

  • Transmission fluid change-The transmission's fluid, and sometimes filter, must be replaced about every two years or 30,000 miles-and that's without any signs of damage. When mechanical malfunction is suspected, checking the transmission fluid can reveal subtle, though potentially serious issues.

  • Transmission flush-If the interior of your transmission seems particularly grimy, a comprehensive transmission flush may be in order. It involves removing the oil and sending cleaning solutions through the transmission before replacing the oil and filter and retesting it.

  • Rebuild or replacement-More significant problems may require a total transmission rebuild; and if all else fails, we'll source a brand-new Honda OEM transmission to ensure endless miles of smooth driving.

Choose Honda San Carlos for Expert Transmission Repair Services

At Honda San Carlos, our highly trained and certified service technicians have a proven history of total customer satisfaction and technical expertise. We support our customers every step of the way, even long after the purchase, so our customers enjoy long years of safe and reliable operation from their Honda.

With the utmost courtesy, our service department provides expert Honda transmission repairs for San Francisco, San Mateo, Burlingame, San Jose, Redwood City, and the entire Bay Area. If you have any Honda transmission service needs, contact us, and set an appointment with our cutting-edge Honda service department today.