Sterling Transmission

Sterling Transmission SuperMedia Content Disclaimer: Sterling Transmissions is a local transmission repair shop in Sterling, Virginia, providing automotive repair and service for vehicle owners for more than 25 years.

We ensure honest and reliable work, all at a reasonable cost to you. Our family-owned and operated company specializes in the repair of foreign and domestic transmissions as well as minor mechanical repairs.

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Improving gas mileage is quite simple: maintain your car according to the owner's manual, use only the recommended fuel, maintain proper tire pressure, and avoid quick starts and stops.


If your car has windows that are tinted, it is important to use caution when cleaning the tint. Choose a product that does not contain ammonia, which can damage the tint.


Did you know that regular maintenance like oil changes can help keep you safe while you drive? The maintenance will make sure that your car is running well, and give your mechanics a chance to check belts, hoses, and other parts for wear.


When a car's windows are down, it can cause the gas mileage to be reduced.


Getting caught on the side of road can have serious consequences in the wrong conditions. Make sure you’re prepared by carrying an emergency kit in your car. Include things like flares, jumper cables, extra clothes, blankets, a flashlight, emergency food, water, and a first-aid kit.


If you are noticing screeching sounds while braking, it is likely that the brake pads need to be replaced. Be sure to visit a mechanic promptly.


If your car has a performance engine, the owner's manual may recommend valve adjustments every 15,000 to 30,000 miles. If this isn't done, it could result in more extensive damage.


It is important to check the oil level in your vehicle regularly. Otherwise, you run the risk of serious engine damage.


When cleaning different car surfaces, be sure to choose an appropriate cleaning product for the material.


Don't ignore warning lights when they come on. Your car is a piece of precision machinery and the lights are not a suggestion – they're an imperative. Have the problem checked and taken care of immediately.


Regular tire rotations can help your car's tires to last longer by ensuring each tire wears more evenly.


If a check engine light comes on, a mechanic can help to determine the cause.


If windshield wiper blades become too worn, they may cause scratches to the vehicle's windshield.


A car's cooling system consists of the hoses, heater core, expansion tank, radiator, and water pump. Have the coolant and hoses replaced at recommended intervals, as well as replacing any parts that may have sprung a leak.


Almost every highway, interstate, and country road has plenty of fast food restaurants with drive thrus. Avoid the temptation to eat food while you drive. It’s much safer to take time to eat the food before you get back on the road so you have no distractions.


Brake and power steering fluid levels should be monitored. Because these systems should not lose fluid, any drop may indicate a problem somewhere along the lines. The cause needs to be diagnosed and repaired.


The EVAP system (evaporative control system) captures fuel evaporating from the fuel tank and fuel lines and returns it to the engine for more complete combustion. If the engine is idling roughly and the Check Engine light is on, the canister purge valve in the EVAP system may be faulty.


One of the easiest and most effective things you can do to improve driver safety on the road is to avoid driving distracted. This means putting down the cell phone, food, hairbrush, and makeup, and avoid messing with the radio or heater while driving.


Rear end car accidents are among the most common of all car accidents. When a car is rear-ended, the damage most likely includes fender repair or replacement, as well as the installation of new tail lights. If the accident is serious enough, the muffler and exhaust system may need to be replaced as well.


In order to protect yourself against neck injury in the event of a car accident, it’s important to properly adjust your head restraint. In the optimal position, the top of the head restraint should be as high as the top of your head and no lower than 2.5 inches below the top of your head.


When brake linings are wearing out unusually fast, it's because of a leaking brake hose or the brake calipers are sticking, creating brake drag. We'll diagnose and repair the problem.


You should always be careful when you change lanes. Hitting someone is the most obvious danger, but there are others. Cutting in front of someone can cause them to overreact and lose control. Changing lanes if there’s something slippery on the road (like ice or oil) can cause you to lose control.


Headlights dimmer than what they should be? It could be the lenses have oxidized, or there's a problem with the alternator or battery. We'll perform a diagnostic check to determine the problem and then correct it.


It’s especially important that you properly maintain your car during the winter driving season. This means having the battery checked, making sure the tire tread is deep enough to handle skids, and checking your antifreeze levels.


In some cases, minor car dents can be popped out safely from behind, but otherwise they will need to be filled and then repainted. In some cases, sanding is also required in order to create a perfectly smooth surface.


When putting oil into the engine, use the correct viscosity for the time of year and for your climate. Also, visually check the oil on the dipstick to prevent problems—if it's dirty or gummy, bring your car in.


If the brake light comes on while you're driving, pull over safely and make sure the parking brake has been completely released. If the light remains on after doing this, you need to bring your vehicle in to determine the problem.


One of the most important tips for safe winter driving is to know what types of brakes you have and how they are going to respond to you. Antilock brakes need to be stomped on when you are skidding, whereas non-antilock brakes need to be pumped.


If the exhaust is blue when your engine is running, it's burning oil. There are a number of possible causes, including a leak at the oil pan, the valve seals, or the head gasket.


Hear, hear! If unfamiliar sounds are coming from your car, it's trying to tell you something. For example, a roar could be a problem with the exhaust, or it could be the transmission isn't shifting into a higher gear.


To help extend the life of your brakes, give them a good spraying when you wash your car to remove the accumulated dust and dirt that can cause the pads to wear down.


Did you know that a low-speed car accident is still considered a collision? In fact, even an accident in a parking lot at 1 mph is considered a collision. Low-speed collisions are among the more common types of accidents and most often involve minor bumper and light cosmetic damage.


When accelerating in a car with a standard transmission and the clutch slips, the issue could be with clutch disc springs, surface contamination on the pressure plate, or broken or missing parts.


Did you know that there is no in-car driver training in the high school systems in twenty-five states? There are even seven states that don’t even have driver ed at all!


If you ever notice that the cover or case of your car's battery is swollen or bulging, there's a serious problem. Swelling indicates high charging rates or high temperatures. and the cause needs to be identified and the battery replaced.


45751 Unit A, Elmwood Ct
Sterling, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 12pm


(703) 263-2011


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