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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Customer Reviews
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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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
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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They seem great
Sara GGg
They seem great
Date: January 26, 2024
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Wow what a amazing staff...
Raman Deep
Wow what a amazing staff everyone one was so helpful and friendly. Connor was professional technician who attended me and he was amazing he was very experienced and found fault right way in my car . He attended me in after hours even though they were about to close at 5:00 PM and he accepted my ford focus 2009 to change output speed sensor and Transmission oil. Really appreciate it . Thankyou again. Connor and Aki (The Manager ) you guys are great . Must visit place if you have any transmission related problems.
Date: January 26, 2024
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Fast and knowledgeable
Myles Stobert
Fast and knowledgeable
Date: January 26, 2024
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Wow, how to begin. I...
Andrew Walsh
Wow, how to begin. I brought my jeep to my regular mechanic to determine what was causing a noise. His determination was that something was up with the transmission, so he brought it to Aki and his team. When they started working on my jeep, his principal team member was away; rather than take the transmission apart, Aki asked if he could keep the jeep for a few days. This would save taking it apart with the possiblity that this was not the problem. That was good for me, and in the end, they found the problem, which was more to do with the computer chip than anything else. However the jeep is older so they had to run back and forth with colleagues to figure out why it would not program, etc. He took a lot of extra time to figure things out, keeping me abreast the entire time. For sure, I would send anyone who needs work on their transmission to Aki. He seemed to look for the best viable option rather than the most expensive, and his customer service is terrrific.
Date: January 26, 2024
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