Ed's Automatic Transmission is here for you! Especially with todays economy, if your transmission needs internal assessment we can offer a couple of options depending on the amount, according to what kind of shape the transmission's in!
Also: Auto Repair, Transmissions, Transmission, or Automotive.
We're in Southeast Texas, but if you decide to travel up north:
When you take the the time to prepare your car, for either winter or a break down you become more comfortable driving. A short commute quickly becomes difficult when your vehicle breaks down.
Monday thru Friday: 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Ed’s Automatic Transmission, Inc.
145 Sawyer • Beaumont, TX 77702
409-832-3479 • Fax: 409-832-2707
Many factors influence the longevity of your automatic transmission--some you have control over and some you don't. The following is a list of procedures and driving habits which will enable you to prolong the life of your transmission.
Routine Maintenance. Change automatic transmission fluid & FILTER with the knowledge from an Honest, Reputable Professional! Don't go by your manufacturer's guide. The manufacturer tends to advise their product only needs servicing at longer intervals than your particular vehicle really needs! Under your specific type of driving conditions, how fast, how long, in town mostly, highway mostly, the specific transmission in your vehicle varies in internal temperature from one manufacturer to another. Let us show you why & how long between changes. THERE IS ALMOST NO SUCH ANIMAL AS IDEAL DRIVING CONDITIONS. In "stop and go" traffic on a hot summer day your ATF could run excessive temperatures enough to break the fluid down a lot quicker. Wonder why you've seen vehicles stranded on the side of the highway during an evacuation because of a hurricane. It MAY or may not be the transmission in their vehicle, but there ARE some! Do yourself and your trans a favor, CHANGE THE ATF & FILTER FROM THE ADVICE OF AN HONEST, REPUTABLE, PROFESSIONAL! Allow your vehicle to warm-up a few minutes. When the temperature drops below 32º, allow a good 5 minutes of idling to help warm-up your car before you put it in gear.
Have your (ATF) level checked every engine oil change or 5,000 miles. Try to keep an eye out for any leakage. If, for any reason, the level is low, immediately have it checked out. If the vehicle has a "dipstick" & the fluid is not showing on it at all, DO NOT DRIVE IT! YOU CAN CAUSE IMMEDIATE DAMAGE! Call A professional. Many expensive rebuilt transmission repairs, started out at what could have been a relatively inexpensive repair.
Always bring your vehicle to a complete stop before shifting gears. A series of components are turning in one direction while the vehicle is moving. Changing gears while this is happening puts undue strain on the transmission.
Don't ride the brake.
Allowing your foot to rest on the brake pedal while driving can damage both the transmission & your brakes.
Heat & Water are transmissions worst enemies! If your vehicle does not have a factory installed transmission external cooler, GET ONE INSTALLED! With the summer temperature around this part of the country, believe me, it's cheap insurance!
If your vehicle is stuck do not go from forward to reverse & back to get it out. $1,000's is worth calling a tow truck, or even a friend that has a wench on their vehicle!