Learn about four automatic transmission services that could save your transmission for a potential catastrophic failure and increase its longevity and efficacy.
In life, it’s important to take a moment to stop and smell the roses every once in a while. It’s also important to stop and take a look. In this case, look at your transmission. Look for leaks. Look for something out of place. And if you can’t tell, the experts at Mister Transmission can.
Among auto parts, only the engine can rival the transmission in complexity. As transmission experts, the technicians at Mister Transmission can tell a lot just by looking. Often, however, more work is needed. This might include a lift examination. Getting underneath the transmission can tell us a lot. But in some cases, it might be necessary to remove the transmission from the chassis to get a close-up look at every part.
Automatic transmission fluid is the lifeblood of the automatic transmission and CVTs, as well. Some manual transmissions use transmission fluid, while others use gear oil, motor oil, or transmission oil. Good automatic transmission fluid should be neutral smelling and largely translucent with a slightly reddish (or sometimes greenish) hue. Bad fluid smells bad and looks opaque. If your fluid is like this, we can change it out for new fluid.
It can be useful for a professional to take your vehicle for a road test sometimes. At Mister Transmission, our road test consists of two segments: a stationary test and a driving test. We will thoroughly test every position of your transmission for slipping, noises, harsh, soft or erratic shifting, and early or late shift patterns.
Transmissions, and vehicles more generally, have changed a lot over the past century or so. Today, almost all vehicles are computerized. At Mister Transmission, we have the technology and knowhow to interface with your vehicle’s onboard computer. We have software that can communicate with the onboard computer.
Doing this produces a code. This code can tell us if and where there’s a problem within your transmission. The onboard scan is a key part of any diagnostic process. It cuts down on guesswork and it makes it easier and faster to figure out the cause of any transmission problems.
No matter what transmission issue you’re experiencing, we at Mister Transmission can handle it. Our transmission technicians can provide any transmission service you need. Please get in touch with us today to schedule a transmission inspection, maintenance service, or repair.