close up of a transmission

Though transmissions are generally reliable, there are a great number of issues that can develop with one. From Sargeant Service Center in St Augustine, FL, here’s a general overview of the types of problems your transmission may develop, all of which we service and repair.

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Sometimes it is EASY to see if your car or truck needs to come into our shop for professional repairs! 
1.  You see steam rising from the engine!
2.  The Check Engine Light is on!
3.  The engine starts, but there is an odor that is not right.
4.  You hear grinding or thumping noises.

Nobody knows your vehicle better than you; if you suspect it isn’t driving the way it used to, there’s a good chance you’re correct. The truth of the matter is there are countless reasons and remedies for such a broad subject, but Sargeant Service Center in St Augustine, FL has compiled a list of a few common problems that can cause a vehicle to drive poorly.

tire change

Flat tires are a huge inconvenience. The only thing worse than having a flat on your way home from work is having to wait on a tow truck to come to get you. Sargeant Service Center in St Augustine, FL wants to give you some tips on how to change your own tire so that you can keep money in your pocket and get your car back on the road.

dipstick on car

When it comes to transmissions, your fluid level is essential. Too much or too little fluid can affect pressure, cooling abilities, and lubrication. In order to best care for your vehicle, it's important to know what to look for, so from our shop here at Sargeant Service Center here are a few tips. 

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At Sargeant Service Center in St Augustine, FL, we know the key to making your vehicle last; good maintenance. An overwhelming percentage of the problems we see, especially the really catastrophic ones, are a result of poor maintenance. While properly maintaining a vehicle can seem like a bit of a hassle, it is absolutely worth the payoff. Good maintenance is the only difference between a car that lasts 80,000 miles and a car that lasts 400,000 miles. Preventative maintenance and repair when a problem occurs are your two concerns, and both will keep your car on the road far longer if observed properly.

mechanic working on vehicle

Is your car, truck, or SUV experiencing transmission failure? At Sargeant Service Center in St Augustine, FL, we’re here to help. You have a variety of options as to how to handle your failed transmission and knowing your options will help you to make an informed decision.

headlights

Your car’s radio and headlights, plus a slew of other important functions, are powered by an electrical current generated by your vehicle’s engine. A vital part of generating electricity is having a place to store it while it’s not being used. This is where your car battery comes into play. The battery of your vehicle holds electrical energy while the car is off in order to help the engine turn over and create a spark to start internal combustion. Without a working battery, your car will not be able to start. If you allow our team here at Sargeant Service Center to perform proper maintenance, an average car battery can start your car reliably for roughly four years.

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