How to Save Your Transmission

By Mister Transmission

As any car owner will agree, saving a transmission and avoiding major transmission service or car repair costs are very worthwhile goals. Indeed, some transmission shops and dealerships are quite expensive and lack experience with today’s complex transmissions, so it’s not just a about saving money.

A faulty transmission is a serious safety hazard that can put drivers and other motorists at risk.

Getting more of out of your transmission

In light of this, it makes sense to ask: how does one get more out of a transmission and prolong its life? Those expecting a complicated answer with all kinds of technical car repair tips may be a little taken aback with our advice – because it’s really so simple. What’s our advice? Regular transmission maintenance!

The wisdom of regular transmission maintenance

It’s simple but true. Regular transmission maintenance is a car owner’s best friend when it comes to getting the most of out a transmission, and avoiding a great deal of unnecessary, and potentially costly, transmission service or transmission repair down the road.

Regular transmission maintenance involves replacing the fluid and the filter (if it’s possible to drop the pan and replace the filter, that is).  By replacing the fluid, car owners help keep their transmission cool and well lubricated, which are two critical keys to long transmission life, and to avoiding the need to fix or rebuild a transmission later.

Transmission 101 and towing

Drivers who are going to be towing any kind of vehicle should also install an external oil cooler if they want to keep their transmission running optimally, and avoid transmission repair and transmission service surprises. It doesn’t matter if the tow is for a boat on the weekends, a motor home for the summer, or anything else – it just makes sense to install an auxiliary transmission fluid cooler.

Questions about transmission repair?

At Mister Transmission, our trained experts are here to answer any and all transmission-related questions that our customers have. Unlike some transmission shops, we actually love it when our customers pick our brains for advice. When it comes to transmissions, “there’s no such thing as a bad question”!

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Super guys here!! Very knowledgeable,...
Jacquelyn Warrilow
Super guys here!! Very knowledgeable, never hesitant to explain things. Highly recommend!
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Braeden Prosser
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Sam Mugze
Honesty and fair pricing and fantastic staff.
Date: July 19, 2024
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Tabetha Deschamps
10/10 all around! Needed a CVT transmission replaced in my 2012 nissan versa and couldn't ask for a better person such as Gary to get the job done right. Keep up the great work 😀
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Best customer service and prices....
Sam Mugze
Best customer service and prices. Thanks Ken and your crew. Oh and Happy Birthday Ken 🍻
Date: July 17, 2024
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Top service from friendly staff....
Nancy Sievert
Top service from friendly staff. They know their stuff and I appreciate them taking the time to explain not just the car's problem but the solution and why. Especially appreciate that they look to the future, how to negate something from happening, not just "slapping together" a temporary fix. Definitely recommend them.
Date: July 17, 2024
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Super great help yesterday both...
Gro R
Super great help yesterday both Shawna and Dave. I was sent from Canadian Tire to Mister Transmission to have my Transmission checked and they checked and it was fine. (No appointment and no charge) It turned out some work I had had done at Canadian Tire may have had a defective part installed, so now setting up a new appointment with them to correct the issue. Canadian Tire South side calling to set the appointment up for me.
Date: July 17, 2024
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Great first experience here about...
Tyl Couli
Great first experience here about a month ago, they help me out with something they didn't have to. Did not get any work done but will in future if needed
Date: July 17, 2024
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They made sure everything was...
Randy Plourde
They made sure everything was perfect, took great care of my car and great staff.
Date: July 17, 2024
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Very happy with the Service,...
J R
Very happy with the Service, The Service Manager was great, the Tahoe drove better than I expected with the maintenance service.
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