Is Transmission Service Necessary?

April 27, 2020 | By Mister Transmission

Is Transmission Service Necessary?

When dealing with automotive professionals, regular people sometimes get nervous. They sometimes get suspicious. Suspicious of add-ons that auto dealers suggest. And suspicious of what automotive mechanics suggest.

Of all the components in your vehicle, why would your transmission need service? What’s so special about the transmission?

Automobiles are complicated machines. If you do not know a lot about them, don’t worry, many drivers don’t. But this could make you susceptible to swindles by less-than-honest mechanics. Do you really need this special type of service? Take for example the transmission. Is transmission service for suckers or is it necessary?

In a properly working vehicle, the tires will need to be replaced more than any other component. And most people can get their heads around this. Afterall, the tires are the only part of your vehicle that actually touch the ground (unless something goes badly wrong). More friction means more wear and tear. But there is friction and wear and tear within your transmission, as well.

We use the singular when discussing “the transmission” but it’s not just one thing. It is a set of a things; a number of different components working together to transfer power from the engine to the wheels.

Transmissions are complex, intricate things. There’s a lot going on in your transmission. For one thing, there are various belts and friction surfaces that can wear out over time. When they wear down, you could experience excessive vibrating, grinding, and clunking. That’s not good. And there’s so much else that can go wrong with a transmission. Transmission fluid leaks, transmission fluid degradation, defective solenoid packs, and not to mention the myriad things that can go haywire with the onboard computers in more modern transmissions.

Transmissions are important. Without a transmission, your engine will just make a lot of noise and you won’t go anywhere. But transmissions are also complex; there’s a lot that could go wrong. That’s why transmissions need regular service.

As they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. You want to nip any small problems in the bud before they become big –and expensive– problems. Here are some scenarios when you should take your transmission into a transmission shop for servicing: when you notice transmission leaks, if your transmission fluid looks or smells off during your monthly check, if you feel grinding or resistance when changing gears, if your vehicle slips into neutral, or just for routine service; about every 100,000-160,000 kms, depending on your manufacturer’s recommendation.

Mister Transmission

If your transmission is overdue for servicing, or if you would just like to learn a bit more about transmission service, please get in touch with us today.

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We bought a rebuilt 2014 Caravan and had driven it without issue for five years.A few weeks ago we noticed transmission fluid on the driveway and that in the morning it was taking about a minute to go in to drive.I phoned around to a few transmission shops, most of whom wanted a preliminary fee to scan and look at the issue which would come off the bill if I let them do the work,I then called Mr. Transmission on Centennial and talked to Steve. Steve told me that an inspection was free.I told Steve I knew little of how a transmission worked and did'nt know who to trust on this issue- he guarenteed me he was an honest trustworthy business man who would give me the straight run down on my car.As it turns out my transmission was in very poor condition and needed major work to correct.Steve gave me an approximate estimate and by no means is this work inexpensive, however his estimate was fair and thorough.As the work progressed, other issues came forward. Steve called me on these and explained the problems with no pressure for him to perform the extra work, but recommendations on why it should be done and the reason to have it done while the transmission was already pulled out of the vehicle.There were many things Steve looked after that saved me cost in this repair and he made me feel as though my satifaction to his repair was his top priority.The repair was completed and done properly. Steve's assurance of quality and cost was adhered to and done with courtesy and professionalism.I stronly advise anyone who needs transmission service done to call Steve first and save yourself future grief and cost from other repair shops- this is a major repair and you need someone you can trust to do the job- call Steve.John Arnold
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