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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Patrick Smith
Very upfront and honest about work being done and options for prices. Completed within agreed time and quality work. Happy to have my van back!
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After a catastrophic failure of the CVT in my 2013 Subaru Outback I was glad to find such Professionals. Chris, Janna and the Technicians went above and beyond to get my vehicle back in service. Due to Covid-19 restrictions I had to send the Outback to Moncton on a flat deck. All the time it was there I was kept up to date on their every move and diagnoses. From the first Phone Call until I picked it up there was no doubt "This was the right place". Thanks again Mister Transmission !!!
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Henry Martin
Andrew was fantastic and provided great insight on the actual issues with my vehicle. He was very informative and educated on what needs to be done on my vehicle. I highly recommend Andrew and Mister Transmission!!
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Marco Allen
Stafford was very polite and professional through our exchange, the service we received was outstanding, the car has never run better.10/10
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