5 Myths About Transmission

By Mister Transmission

Would you knowingly neglect something that might cost you thousands of dollars?
We didn’t think so.

When it comes to transmissions, there are a number of myths and misinformation surrounding transmission services that can cost you thousands! Here we’ll shed some light on some of those myths.

MYTH #1:
A transmission needs to be serviced before reaching 100,000 miles or else it’s too late; a failure is bound to occur.

FACT: This myth makes as much sense as: ‘Since I have not brushed my teeth for six-months I shouldn’t ever bother brushing them’. A proper transmission service can never hurt your transmission, and may very well extend its life. Certainly it would have been best to service it sooner. You may also find a problem that service cannot correct. Even then, prompt action can still save a breakdown and lower the cost of the repair.

 

 

 

 

 

MYTH #2:
Flushing a transmission will clean the filter.

FACT: Most filter elements are built like a sock. Fluid enters this transmission filter through the neck and flows out through the fabric. Debris entering such a filter cannot come out and will eventually plug the filter. When the fluid is restricted, the transmission is no longer lubricated. A proper service includes replacing the filter on transmission that have a pan.

MYTH #3:
Material in the pan means the transmission is failing.

FACT: A small amount of fine powder-like material is often found in the transmission pan. This is from normal wear and tear and does not indicate a problem. Larger pieces of metal and any signs of water indicate a major problem. At Mister Transmission we always dissect the filter to find evidence of a problem.

MYTH #4:
Transmission fluids are all the same.

FACT: Manufacturers blend specific fluids to address specific demands of a design. There are several fluids on the market and some shops may use universal or even substandard fluids. Never let anyone substitute the fluid in your transmission. USE ONLY THE OEM RECOMMENDED FLUID!

MYTH #5:
Any type of shop that offers transmission fluid exchange services can service your transmission equally well.

FACT: A proper service means more than simply draining the oil. Service time is when little problems are supposed be found and fixed… before they become big problems. An experienced transmission technician knows how to identify problems that show up during a road test. And they’ll be able to make the recommendations necessary to keep those problems in check.

A lube technician may be able to change oil, but chances are they won’t be able to identify and take care of those little problems. Another consideration is whether the shop is aware of the technical nuances that can make or break your transmission. Are they using the right fluid? And what about the filter? Many of them look similar, but using the wrong one can destroy your transmission.

The transmission specialists at your local Mister Transmission shop are well versed in the differences between today’s transmissions and older ones. They know which fluids to use and how to install the right filter… the right way. All of which translates into more miles out of your car’s transmission. And isn’t that why you wanted it serviced in the first place?

Visit your local Mister Transmission shop to receive a proper service. This involves a test drive, removing the removable pan and inspecting the inside of the transmission. Also, an adjustment of the bands and a check of valve body bolt torque as well as replacement of the filter and filling with the exact replacement fluid are all part of the proper service we offer at Mister Transmission.

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My car had been sitting...
Craig H.
My car had been sitting outside all winter and when I tried to get it going in April I found the manual transmission had seized and I could only engage 1st & 2nd gears, no reverse 3, 4 or 5!! My dealer recommended a new transmission for $9K?!?! They couldn't even tell me when it would be in??!? (supply chain you know).   Mr Transmission looked at it and said "I think we can fix it" and they did. They took it apart and fixed it good as new for $1K.  $1K instead of $9K - for a savings of $8K for me!!!!  THANK YOU MR T!!!
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Debbie Cormier
We recently took our 2018 Lincoln in for a transmission check. They did a transmission diagnostic as well as an engine diagnostic and found no issues. They had the vehicle for a couple of hours, test drive and and all of that was “no charge”. We couldn’t believe it! The staff is so courteous and accommodating. We would drive the hour again to use this location!Services: Auto engine diagnostic, Transmission
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Lisa Overland
They did a good job, pretty fast so far so good. Shifts good.They did break an exhaust sensor, did not mention it to me after l showed the warning light to em. Cost me anouther $200 at Midas while getti g an oil change.
Date: June 29, 2022
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Tim Ford
We dealt with Mark at Mister Transmission St Thomas for a transmission rebuild on a 16 Dodge Journey. The repairs went smoothly and in a timely manner. The client was very happy they were able to get their vehicle back the same week before the long weekend. Thank you for everything. Tim Ford, Claims Manager, Nationwide Auto Warranty.
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D. S.
My go to shop for transmission work, excellent and honest workmanship, as well as pricing. This is the only place where you get all three: 1. Best quality 2. Fast service 3. Unbeatable price. Highly recommend!!
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Rehman Sherazi
Very nice staff and service with enough satisfaction to your questions and concerns.
Date: June 28, 2022
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Great people and service!!Service: Transmission
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Great people and service!!Service: Transmission
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Zaff was really good.Services: Body & Trim, Oil change
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D Anderson
I have used this location (Centennial Pkwy.) for transmission repair and preventative maintenance work on several occasions, with more than one vehicle over the years. Owner Steve is both courteous and knowledgeable. The work done here is honest and reliable. They are not in the business of overcharging for work that isn't required! I would highly recommend this location to anyone in need of transmission repair or service.Service: Transmission
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