Can I Service my Transmission Myself?

By Mister Transmission

Transmission Services

When we were younger, perhaps teenagers after we had just got our license, our parents, or maybe our auto shop teacher, told us the importance of being able to service, maintain, and repair our vehicles ourselves. Whether it was just the rather basic procedures of changing a flat tire or jump starting a battery, or something more involved, the importance of being able to take care of our vehicles ourselves was impressed upon us.

And to this day, many of us would like to be the kind of person who can tune up his or her own car. The kind of person who can get down and greasy on a Saturday afternoon and leave everything running smoothly by Saturday evening. We’d like to be this kind of person, even though man of us aren’t. But is this even a reasonable goal? Is it possible to service all components of our vehicles ourselves?

Automobile Maintenance

The truth is that maintaining and servicing your vehicle means something totally different depending on what part of your vehicle we’re talking about. It would be great if everybody could do the basic things themselves: change a flat tire, jumpstart a battery, and replace windshield wiper fluid, etc. Even better if you read some books, looked up some YouTube tutorials, and maybe even took a class or two at an adult learning annex. Then you might know your way around a muffler or a fan belt. But what about your transmission?

Transmission service

The truth is that with most of today’s transmissions, there’s no amount of YouTube tutorials in the world that you could watch and be able to properly service it yourself. And this is not a knock on you or your handiness or your ability to learn how to do things. It’s more a matter of equipment.

You see, over the decades, transmissions, like pretty much everything else,  have become increasingly computerized. This has lead to many advantages, but also a few drawbacks. Transmissions are now more complex and intricate, making transmission service and repair more complex and intricate. In a way, it has actually helped, in that you can hook up a computerized diagnostics program to a vehicle’s onboard computer to interface with the transmission and determine if there is a problem, and where it is. And I’m just going to go out on a limb here and guess that you don’t have this technology sitting around in your garage.

The Multi-Check Inspection

There’s also a whole load of other things that go into transmission service. While there are many little things you should do regularly to maintain your vehicle’s efficiency and prolong its lifespan, the truth is you just can’t do everything skilled and experienced technicians working in a fully equipped garage can do. At Mister Transmission, we pride ourselves on our multi-check inspection, which is the basis and the backbone of our transmission service. It consists of a fluid check, a road test, a lift inspection, and pan examination. To learn more about our transmission service and the multi-check inspection, click here. 

Get in touch

Just what is involved in transmission service can vary greatly depending on your type of transmission and how it’s running. If you have any questions about transmission service, please contact us today.

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Customer Reviews
Eric is very helpful and...
Owen Smith
Eric is very helpful and knowledgeable. Great team.
Date: November 28, 2022
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Dean Drimmie
They took care of me promptly and at a very reasonable price. Friendly staff, great service
Date: November 28, 2022
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Dave Gravel
They have amazing service and was there to help diagnose my problem
Date: November 27, 2022
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Automotive Technician
I was a tech at Mr T for about 2 years and really enjoyed my time there. I learned a lot about the auto industry in a shop that was calm, clean and organized. Pros Mon-Fri 8-5
Date: November 26, 2022
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Honest professional service. Took my...
M C
Honest professional service. Took my van for second opinion after being told it'll need a rebuild of transmission, the diagnosis; the fluid was low and needed topping up. Thank you Mr. Transmission for saving me $$ and your honesty.
Date: November 26, 2022
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Good day! i just wanted...
Ken Barone
Good day! i just wanted to reply to the review by Lorenzo. I think its best to shed some light on the repair to Lorenzo's Cadillac V series car. the car was in for repair, and yes, had issue's with the transmission .and when the car left. the parts for his Cadillac are on nation wide back order. since last march of 2021. i also tried to find a used transmission, ordered one and but was not the same. besides our shop is very busy, it took time to search for parts ,and waiting for the used transmission to arrive. after exhausting every avenue. i had to called and explained to the customer. he said he is fed up with this car. im going to just sell it!and get rid of the car. Maybe just take it the way it is and tow back to my house then sell it the way it is? i said i think it would be better if i reassemble the transmission and then install back into the car. i said no extra cost to assemble the transmission only to remove and reinstallation. Lorenzo said that the shifter cover was already like that when it came in. My goodwill offer on labour still stands with no hard feelings. and if for some reason parts become available i would still be happy to help. feel free to reach out to me anytime. Ken
Date: November 26, 2022
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Eric Mason
My go to place for getting my car fixed, Carlo and tal are super smart and reasonably priced. I recommend them to all my freinds and family!
Date: November 26, 2022
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Very friendly, great service and...
Sandra V.
Very friendly, great service and punctual.
Date: November 25, 2022
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Excellent service I love it
Tina Ross
Excellent service I love it
Date: November 24, 2022
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I've been using this transmission...
Joe Calzuolo
I've been using this transmission shop since I located to Lethbridge (11yrs). They are very knowledgeable, trustworthy, fair, and clear. Highly recommend without reservation. Friendly people running the place, they make you feel great!
Date: November 24, 2022
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