How to Avoid Transmission Problems

June 14, 2019 | By Mister Transmission

How to Avoid Transmission Problems

At Mister Transmission, we have a way to fix any transmission problem that our customers present us with. Sometimes it’s a relatively easy fix. Sometimes it’s a very involved fix, such as taking apart and inspecting an entire transmission, piece by piece. Some transmission fixes take longer than others and some are more expensive than others. But no matter what the job, we perform all of our transmission fixes fully, professionally, honestly, and as quick as possible.

Having said all that, even with our commitment to great service, we know none of our customers want to see us for a transmission fix. There is no convenient time for a transmission problem and anytime you have a transmission problem, and nobody wants to spend money to fix transmission problems, even the inexpensive ones. Having said all that, we at Mister Transmission do have some suggestions of things you can do to avoid coming to see us any more than you have to. Here are some tips to help you avoid transmission problems.

Check your transmission fluid

Let’s start with the basics: your transmission fluid. We can’t count how many transmission problems we’ve seen that ultimately come down to a lack of transmission fluid. If you don’t have enough transmission fluid, you’re going to put a real strain on your transmission, and this will inevitably cause problems. This is why you should check your transmission fluid regularly –every month, even– to make sure you’re up to the right level. If not, you have to top it up. And if you see patches of reddish liquid underneath your automobile when you’re parked, then you have a transmission leak. You must bring your vehicle into a Mister Transmission as soon as possible to fix a leak before it causes a major transmission problem.

But it’s not just about quantity with transmission fluid. The quality of your transmission fluid is also important. Automatic transmission fluid is mostly clear with a reddish hue and is largely odorless. If your transmission fluid is dark and opaque, or if it has a foul smell to it, then this is an indicator of damage inside your transmission. In such a case, your transmission fluid should be flushed out and your transmission inspected by a technician for any problems. If you drive a manual transmission that does not use automatic transmission fluid, much of the above still applies to how you should treat your transmission oil.

Use the right transmission fluid

There are different types of transmission fluids that are better suited to certain makes of transmission. Using the right type of transmission fluid for your transmission is key. Check your auto manufacturer’s booklet to see which transmission fluid they recommend or bring your vehicle in and we can tell you. Newer vehicles generally do better with synthetic transmission fluids.

Avoid excess heat and strain

In terms of using your transmission, there are a few things you can do. Transmissions don’t like to get to hot so try to stay cool. Some transmissions can benefit from the installation of an auxiliary cooler. If you use your vehicle for towing, do not do so in overdrive.

Contact us

To learn more about avoiding transmission problems, please contact us.

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I recently took my Chevrolet...
Aljonder Leycano
I recently took my Chevrolet Equinox to this transmission specialist because I was concerned about what I perceived as unusual RPM behavior. The staff there, especially a person named Jamie, were incredibly adept at breaking down complex automotive concepts into simpler terms that I could easily grasp. They reassured me that the RPM behavior of my 4-cylinder engine was normal.The service went above and beyond my expectations. They had already conducted a road test, but when I called, Jamie suggested I could also take a test drive accompanied by a technician named Stephane. This offer was very reassuring, allowing me to see firsthand that everything was functioning as it should. The most remarkable part of the experience came at the end. Despite their professional and comprehensive service, they did not charge us for their time and effort. Their expertise, excellent customer service, and generosity greatly impressed me, and I would strongly recommend their services to anyone in need of trustworthy and proficient car care.
Date: January 31, 2024
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Ray and Gus are my...
Peter Urbanski
Ray and Gus are my transmission guys from now on! Ray filled me in on any possible aspects of what can be wrong with my 1993 Lincoln TownCar He used to fix them (also Crown Vic's) back in the nineties Then, he had changed the fluid as the first step It's been two months since then, and my Lincoln is smoother then ever! My point is, Any shop can change the transmission fluid, but most of them will tell you "You need a new transmission" Honesty and integrity, which we all long for Sorry Rayfor waiting two months to write this, but I had to make sure I don't "jump the gun" to praise you!
Date: January 30, 2024
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I recommend Mr.Transmission. Very good...
Lynn Ilton
I recommend Mr.Transmission. Very good service from everyone I encountered. I will return with any car issues I have.
Date: January 30, 2024
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My car went in for...
Ron Andrew
My car went in for the same problem less than a year later. But even though it turned out to be a different cause they fixed it at no charge! Thank you
Date: January 30, 2024
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Very good owner he is...
Ahmad
Very good owner he is respectful and expert I did change A lot of parts on my transmission he is professional , if your looking for some one behave like a doctor you are in the right place .
Date: January 29, 2024
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I've used these guys a...
Stu Boyd
I've used these guys a few times before and it's always great service. Things happen exactly as they say. I know it's not always possible to be exact with quotes, but so far, my experience has always been exactly as quoted, very impressive. I recommend Eric and his team!
Date: January 29, 2024
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Very good owner he is...
Ahmad
Very good owner he is respectful and expert I did change A lot of parts on my transmission he is professional , if your looking for some one behave like a doctor you are in the right place .
Date: January 29, 2024
Website: Google
Very good owner he is...
Ahmad
Very good owner he is respectful and expert I did change A lot of parts on my transmission he is professional , if your looking for some one behave like a doctor you are in the right place .
Date: January 29, 2024
Website: Google
I recently had an outstanding...
Maksim Ivanovskiy
I recently had an outstanding experience at Mister Transmission with my Ford Focus. The mechanics at Mister Transmission did a commendable job addressing issues with my car's differential and replacing the clutch. Peter, in particular, went above and beyond in providing exceptional customer service. He not only efficiently resolved the mechanical issues but also took the time to walk me through all the replaced parts, ensuring transparency and trust in their service. I highly recommend Mister Transmission for their professionalism, expertise, and commitment to customer satisfaction.
Date: January 28, 2024
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Greg and his team did...
Margi Ende
Greg and his team did a great job with my van's new transmission. Very professional, great communication and customer service. My van sounds great and runs better than ever now.
Date: January 27, 2024
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