Sterling Transmission

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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.

05/16/2019

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.

05/14/2019

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.

05/09/2019

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.

05/07/2019

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

05/02/2019

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

04/30/2019

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.

04/25/2019

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

04/23/2019

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

04/18/2019

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

04/16/2019

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.

04/11/2019

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.

04/09/2019

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.

04/04/2019

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.

04/02/2019

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.

03/28/2019

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.

03/26/2019

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.

03/21/2019

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.

03/19/2019

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.

03/14/2019

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.

03/12/2019

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.

03/07/2019

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.

03/05/2019

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.

02/28/2019

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.

02/26/2019

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.

02/21/2019

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.

02/19/2019

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.

02/14/2019

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.

02/12/2019

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.

02/07/2019

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.

02/05/2019

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!

01/31/2019

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.

01/29/2019

It’s vital to have the transmission linkage checked if your car has been in any type of collision no matter how minor. The transmission linkage controls shifting and if it’s out of alignment, you may have difficulty shifting into the correct gear.

01/24/2019

Steering that is loose or that has a lot of play in it is a safety issue and needs to be checked at the earliest possible time. It could be caused by any of a number of issues with the steering components.

01/22/2019

In addition to providing expert repairs to your vehicle after an accident, a collision center is also expert at dealing with insurance companies. They’ll work with you and the insurance company to ensure that the repairs and payment go smoothly.

01/17/2019

Mirrors in the wrong position will keep you from seeing your blind spots, and they can actually make them worse. Make sure that your mirrors are in good repair and in the right positions so you can drive as safely as possible.

01/15/2019

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a lion's share of the cost of vehicle crashes every year is paid by people and entities not directly involved in the crash. How? Through state and federal taxes, insurance premiums and other charges.

01/01/2019

During the final stages of repairs of damage from front- or rear-end collisions, we will replace the bumpers and align them properly, as well as check the clearances of the fenders and other body panels.

12/27/2018

If you see oil on the ground beneath the rear axle of your car, have it checked out immediately. It indicates a problem with one of the seals and creates dangerous driving conditions.

12/25/2018

A frequently asked question after a collision is how long repairs will take. The actual amount of time will depend on how much and what type of damage. The body shop understands that your life is disrupted while you wait to get your vehicle back, so they will get the repairs done as quickly as possible.

12/20/2018

If you detect the odor of gasoline when driving your car, it could indicate problems with the fuel line, fuel filter, or the fuel injectors. If it's any of these, you'll also notice a change for the worse in performance and fuel economy.

12/18/2018

Did you know that vehicle frame damage is one of the most commonly overlooked collision repair issues, especially in moderate to severe accidents? This type of repair is critical, as a bent or fractured frame compromises the strength of the entire vehicle.

12/13/2018

The oil in your engine captures dirt, keeps everything lubricated, and stops the engine from seizing up. Putting off your oil changes too long leaves your engine with old, dirty oil that can lead to dangerous breakdowns. Fortunately, you can avoid these by getting your oil changed per the maintenance schedule.

12/11/2018

Car collisions can occur anytime and anywhere, but certain trends are evident. In general, more vehicle crashes occur on weekends than weekdays, and fewer accidents occur on Tuesdays and Wednesdays compared to other days.

12/06/2018

Those small nicks and chips on a windshield are easy to ignore. Even small cracks can quickly spread across the glass when hit with the wrong pressure. Get these repaired as soon as you can to keep you safe while you travel.

12/04/2018

Never drive a car that can be unsafe or dangerous to operate due to damages sustained by an accident. It is always recommended to have your vehicle towed to the repair shop after an accident.

Address

45751 Unit A, Elmwood Ct
Sterling, VA
20166

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 23:00

Telephone

(571) 488-9879

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