If you really want good service, you should really come to AAMCO. They have worked for me, I am a single mom and they have definitely bent over backward to make sure that I get the best price whenever I need to get something done. They are always willing to take my calls whenever I have any questions about a weird sound that is going on with my car. So, if you don’t know much but you want to save money and you want someone you can trust you should really come here. Alright you can turn it off now.
Hi, I have been coming to these guys a couple times, and I must say that I lost my husband and feel insecure being a woman, not know car things and I feel so well taken care of and protected all the time. Every work that has been done has been excellent and their taking care of me and I feel so secure and that is important especially from a woman’s point of view that you don’t feel taken advantage of and the work has been stellar. And if your questioning coming here to these gentlemen, don’t they are absolutely fantastic. Thanks
Hi, I’m Steve with Burnett Painting. Quick testimonial for, AAMCO of Venice. We bring all of our personal and company vehicle here, outstanding service and we trust them with out a reasonable doubt and there is no reason that you can too. We want to thank you AAMCO for your outstanding service.
Common Transmission Noise Video
Hello again. Dallas Council back from AAMCO Transmissions of Venice and today, I want to talk to you about some common symptoms and sounds that you may hear if you are experiencing a transmission failure. So with that, let’s go and get started.
If you start your car, put it in gear and it goes, “Graaaaaaaaa-kk!” that may be a transmission problem. If you start your car and it goes, “Wizzzzzzz-zzzzz,” that also may be a transmission problem. If when you put your car in gear and give it gas, it goes, Vrooooooooom-Clunk that could also mean that you are having a transmission problem. If when you accelerate, your car goes Vvvvvvvoooooooo and doesn’t move very fast, you may be experiencing a transmission problem. If when your car is shifting gears, it goes thddddddth, thddddddth you may be experiencing a transmission problem. If you’re driving on the highway and you hear, “Whooooooo, whoo, whoooo,” you are probably about to get a speeding ticket.
The point of this video was to explain a few symptoms that you may experience if your transmission is failing but more to get the point across that transmissions fail in a variety of ways. There is no set of symptoms that you may experience. Sometimes, you may be experiencing a symptom or noise that you are certain is the transmission and indeed it’s really not the transmission.
And sometimes you may be experiencing a symptom that you are certain is not the transmission and it may be a transmission failure. With today’s transmissions, they’re all electronically controlled. They are very hard and can be very tricky to diagnose. Some problems may be minor and not very expensive at all and some problems may be major and be very, very expensive.
The best thing to do in any case is to get your car to a specialist or a certified mechanic that will diagnose the car for you accurately because again, there is no common set of circumstances that make one failure major as
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So again the point of this video was to really have a good time and make you laugh but also get the point across that transmissions fail in a variety of different ways. The most important thing is getting it diagnosed by a trained professional that will save you the most money and get you the best quality repair.
Brake Fluid Service Video
Hello again. Dallas Council back today from AAMCO Transmissions of Venice and today, I want to talk to you about a portion of your car’s braking system that most people are either unaware of or they just let completely go by the wayside and ignore.
Most everyone is aware that their car’s braking system has a set of brake pads and brake rotors. What most people don’t realize is that those pads and rotors are applied hydraulically through the car’s braking system and just like with any other type of hydraulic system, fluid is required to not only lubricate but also disperse heat. And over time in miles, this fluid will wear out and require servicing as well.
Most brake fluid will need to be changed every 30,000 to 50,000 miles or as described by your car manufacturer’s maintenance schedule. Your mechanical auto repair facility should be testing your brake fluid at every oil change to identify if there are problems developing. If so, they should discuss the possibility of having it serviced.
So I just wanted to show you today so you know and you can also check yourself. Very easy. By just popping open your car’s brake reservoir, looking down in there. If the fluid looks like this, you’re in great shape. This is brand new DOT 3 brake fluid that we pour directly out of an unopened container. What will happen though is over time in miles, that fluid will lose viscosity. It will begin to darken. It will also get contaminated with linings from the braking system from the hoses and various components involved in operating the braking system.
As it deteriorates, it will look like this. It gets that rusty color to it, very brown, and also will begin to thicken up. At this point, you are definitely, definitely in need of service. This brake fluid here came out of a vehicle that had 120,000 miles on it and the brake fluid had never been changed. So if you open up your reservoir and you’re seeing the dark-colored fluid, it is definitely time to have your brake system serviced. Just again so you have a side by side comparison, this is brand new brake fluid in comparison to brake fluid with 100 plus thousand miles on it that has never been changed.
Most brake fluid flushes will be anywhere from 50 to 100 bucks depending on the size and capacity of the system. Again, a good rule of thumb is every 30,000 to 50,000 miles or if you have a repair shop or a mechanic that
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So again, this is Dallas from AAMCO Transmissions of Venice today discussing your car’s braking system. Well, we want to remind you that going from 0 to 60 in your car is impressive but 60 to 0 is priceless. Thanks for tuning in and have a great day.
Hi. I came to AAMCO this week and I was having some problems with my car making the noise coming from Tasmania and I found this on the internet and I decided to come here and I had very good service. They took care of my problem, didn’t charge me until Monday I came back to have my transmission checked and they’re adding oil to it and it will be good to go and I’m very pleased with the service here.
Hi. I’m Joe Metzger and we are down in Venice here for snowbirds for the season. I come from Long Island, New York and just want to thank the fellows here from AAMCO for the great service that they have provided and everybody has been very outgoing and willing to help when needed. So I look forward to working with AAMCO in the future. Thank you
At AAMCO of Venice we are serious about fixing your car right the first time, but we like to have a little fun from time to time. Check out this video of a prank we played on one of our team members Mike!
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Check out our guy rebuilding this Mazda Transmission in record time!
Transmission Fluid Video
Does your transmission fluid need to be serviced? Click Here to schedule a free fluid evaluation.Hello again. Dallas Council back from AAMCO Transmissions of Venice and today, I want to talk to you about when it is a good time to change your automatic transmission fluid and when it is not OK to change your automatic transmission fluid.
Like all the other fluids and oils in your car, you want to change them as part of a routine maintenance schedule. Never do you want to wait until you are encountering a problem, a breakdown or a mechanical failure of some sort and then decide it’s time to change your fluid. In most cases, that would just be a waste of money because the new fluid is not going to correct or cure the existing mechanical hydraulic problem, whichever the case may be.
So today, we want to talk specifically about the transmission fluid and when it is a good time to change the transmission fluid. As a rule of thumb, every 20,000 to 30,000 miles is when you want to change your transmission fluid. Transmission fluid is a little bit different than engine oil because it has to not only lubricate, it also has to disperse heat.
So clean, healthy transmission fluid should be cherry red and translucent. It should look something very similar to this. In this bottle right here is a brand new transmission fluid that we’ve pumped out of our wheels here at the shop. It doesn’t have zero miles on it and that’s what healthy transmission fluid looks like. This is what your transmission fluid should look like as you’re changing it. Keep in mind it is going to get a little bit darker than this as you use the transmission and it builds up heat. The fluid is going to lose viscosity and will begin to darken just a little bit and that is natural. That is why you need to change it every 20,000 to 30,000 miles.
Transmission fluid that should not be changed or at least the transmission should be looked at very closely by an expert is when the transmission fluid looks like this. This is dark, over-extended transmission fluid. What happens is as it builds up heat, this fluid will begin to varnish and turn this color. Once it has turned this color, it may be too late. It may not be a good idea to change your transmission fluid. It could also be indication of a problem.
So I would highly advise you to have a specialist look at the transmission before you consider changing the transmission fluid when it’s in this condition and I will just show you both of them. This is the healthy transmission fluid. This is the dark and burned transmission fluid. You can see the clear difference between the two there.
A third condition that we see sometimes is transmission fluid that is contaminated. Transmission fluid can become contaminated in one of two ways. Either it gets a substance in whether it’s water or something mixing from outside of the transmission in which case the transmission fluid will develop a real milky look like this. This transmission fluid here has been mixed with water or if you have a mechanical failure or hydraulic failure inside the transmission, it will generate contaminants which will be fine metal particles.
What I have here that I wanted to show you are two magnets and you can kind of see them there. I’ve taken these magnets out of the bottom of a transmission pan that has failed. You can see that they’re highly contaminated with a sooty-looking substance and that is what happens when metal parts make contact with metal parts and there’s no lubrication there. It creates that metal substance.
At that point, you definitely, definitely do not want to change your transmission fluid. What will happen is that new fluid is highly detergent. It’s going to wash all the particles free, get hung in various working components and cause you some additional trouble that you definitely don’t want to deal with.
At that point, what you need to do is get to the bottom of what is causing that material to come in your transmission and then take the correct course of action at that point.
So I hope this video was helpful. It’s a very common question that we get. Should I flush my transmissions? Should I just drain and fill it? Should I take the pan down and change the filter and gasket?
All those questions we can answer for you on a case by case basis but I highly advice you, before you just take the recommendation from a Jiffy Lube or a Quik Stop, get the opinion of an expert. It could save you a lot of time and money and aggravation.
So again, from your friends at AAMCO Transmissions of Venice, thank you and have a great day.
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I just wanted to say something for AAMCO Transmissions of Venice. I wanted to make sure I got that name right because this is the place to come. A couple of years ago, I got great estimates on some rather major work for my Tracker 2002. I’m refusing to give up this car this car. I found Dallas and he saved me over $600 on the other estimates I have received. I have been a loyal customer and have come here for oil changes they make certain all my fluids are right and I know when I leave here that my car has been well taken care of and I will use this place even when I get a new car. So I want to say if you want a job done correctly, you come see Dallas at AAMCO Transmissions of Venice. Thanks
Engine Tune Up Video
Hello. Dallas Council again from AAMCO Transmissions of Venice, FL and today, we’re going to talk about what it takes to do a good and complete tune up on your car. This may vary depending on the age of your vehicle and the type of ignition system that you have but today I’m going to cover what is involved in a good tune-up on electronically-controlled vehicles the OBD-II system which is from 1994 to 1995 up until the present day.
So the very first thing that we’re going to talk about is your vehicle spark plugs. Every vehicle no matter the age, no matter the ignition system, is equipped with a spark plug. We are still using them today. At some point in time, we may stop using them as technology continues to advance but this is applicable on every vehicle and unfortunately, a lot of people think that a tune-up just consists of replacing the spark plugs. What I want to tell you today is there’s a lot more involved in order to do a good and complete tune up.
So, next up is the ignition wires or cables. These are important to replace as far as the tune up because this is what the electricity actually flows to, to create the spark for the spark plug to then combust in your engine. So these receive and fire as much as a spark plug, if not more, so always important to replace them as part of a good and complete tune up.
The third component is what they call the ignition coil. This is an electronic piece that creates a spark that travels through the wires or cables that I just showed you, also ending at the spark plug to make spark to combust in your engine for it to run.
There are actually two different types of systems. This is called a remote coil system. So in other words, this coil runs all six. In this case, it’s a six-cylinder. All six spark plugs and the cables travel to the spark plugs.
The second kind of system and it’s a system that we are now seeing more and more on late model vehicles is an individual coil for each plug. These are a lot more costly to replace. Not always is it necessary to replace them as part of every tune up. These actually sit on top of the spark plug. No matter how many spark plugs you have It’s called a coil over plug system so this sits on top of the spark plug. This is what generates the spark and it does it individually for each cylinder. We do see these failing. We only recommend to replace these and the remote coils at the time that there is a failure in this area.
So that is not necessary to do as part of a routine in basic tune up. What is necessary is always the cables I just showed you, obviously the spark plugs. We’re normally recommending that at that same interval and time, you replace your fuel filter, air filter, if you have not done it recently; and we also recommend that you do an induction system service, which essentially gets rid of all that additional carbon that’s built up in the engine which is what causes your spark plugs to miss and fail to begin with.
So you always want to make sure that you are at the very least putting an additive in the fuel tank. Definitely recommend doing a good and proper induction service to make sure that you’re not having issues with the spark plugs at a short amount of time than when you should be.
So again the misconception is that a good tune up costs 40, 50 bucks and only consists of replacing the spark plugs. In reality, it’s a bit more expensive because there are more components involved. So always better to do it right the first time than having to repeat and do it a second time.
So again, Dallas Council, AAMCO Transmissions of Venice. Thank you for tuning in. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the field below. If you have a video you would like to see us do, also leave that at the comments section. We want to answer any question that you have and make videos that help you out. So thank you very much. Have a wonderful day.
This is Pablo Cruz. I took my car into AAMCO Transmissions of Venice and it was totally a very well-run business. I had my transmission fixed. The price was reasonable and also they helped me with my financing as I couldn’t afford it but they did help me with my plan payments.
I would recommend this business here, AAMCO Transmissions, to anyone out there having any type of problems. I also found out that they do work on vehicles, not just transmissions. So I know where I’ll be taking my car from now on whenever I have a problem. Thank you.
Hi. My name is Fred Miller. I’ve been coming here at AAMCO Transmissions of Venice for about the last four years. I’ve owned about five vehicles and no matter what the problem is, they’ve been able to get it solved here and fixed right away down here at AAMCO Transmissions.
So I’ve had new transmissions, anything from a small light to a new transmission, and never had a problem. Dallas is a great guy to work for and what I especially like is his follow-up. So if you’re interested in getting major stuff done no matter done, no matter what it is, just come here and visit Dallas at AAMCO Transmissions.