How useful your car would be if it were stuck in first gear all the time? Not very. And major transmission problems could leave you stranded on the road with no way to get back home.

Fortunately, AK Auto Repair and Smog of Lake Forest, CA is here to offer assistance wherever you are. Whether you drive a manual or automatic, our master technicians have the experience to troubleshoot internal and external problems and provide a detailed estimate and explanation.

Transmissions are one of the most complex assemblies in any vehicle, but our meticulous approach to transmission diagnostics allows us to spot the source of performance issues in all makes and models.

The AK Auto Repair and Smog  Scan Service will:

  • Check transmission fluid levels and clarity.
  • Check level and condition of differential and transfer case fluid.                        Transmissions
  • Perform comprehensive road testing to identify problems in:
  • Initial engagements for each gear.
  • Drive range for each gear.
  • Upshift/downshift timing and quality.
  • Passing gear.
  • TCC engagement.
  • Neutral, park, and reverse gears.
  • General noise.
  • Engine vibration and idle.
  • 4×4/AWD performance.

It also covers the:

  • Shift and TV/detent linkages and cables
  • Vacuum connections
  • Harness connections
  • Ground connections
  • Mounts
  • Final drive
  • Axles and shafts
  • U-joints/CV joints
  • Fluid retention
  • Pan gasket
  • Wiring

AK Auto Repair and Smog are certified technicians are trained to look diagnose the exact source of your car troubles and provide a comprehensive estimate before you ever commit to major repairs. That’s why we’ve been a leader in transmission care for over 50 years.

Computer and Internal Diagnostics

AK Auto Repair and Smog  of Lake Forest, CA maintains the largest source of transmission technical data in the world, and we’ll use this information along with your car’s computer trouble codes and our proprietary Kwiktest PlusBox to provide you with an accurate diagnosis of the source of your car troubles not just the symptoms.

AK Auto Repair and Smog master technicians will also troubleshoot hardware such as the wiring, sensors, and solenoids to ensure that your car’s trouble codes are accurate.

Thanks to our nationwide resources and our proprietary diagnostic resources, we’re able to provide an accurate repair quote before you pay for any repairs. We’ll make sure that you only receive service and high-quality replacement components that you need to get back on the road.

We’re here to help from beginning to end. If you do need major auto repairs, we’ll pay for the towing costs and provide competitive financing offers upon credit approval. And since all of our services are covered by nationwide warranty coverage, we’ve got you covered wherever you are.

AK Auto Repair and Smog of Lake Forest, CA has been providing reliable auto repair services for all makes and models for over 50 years, and our commitment to customer service is evident in everything from our diagnostics to our expert auto repair services—that’s why we’re able to offer some of the strongest warranty coverage in the business.



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