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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Went there last Friday with my wife's Saturn Outlook. Brian was the technician that I spoke to. Brian was very honest and told me that I don't need to spend money for a transmission, he has made a few suggestions to me on the issue. Just want to say thank you Brian and the rest of your team for being honest tradesmen. Keep up the good work.
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KING
Went there last Friday with my wife's Saturn Outlook. Brian was the technician that I spoke to. Brian was very honest and told me that I don't need to spend money for a transmission, he has made a few suggestions to me on the issue. Just want to say thank you Brian and the rest of your team for being honest tradesmen. Keep up the good work.
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