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Transmission Service 101

Transmission Service 101

Transmission service. What is transmission service? How often do transmissions need servicing? Can you service your own transmission? Why do transmissions need servicing? Is transmission service a big deal or a small deal? Seriously, what is transmission service?

Most of us who drive an automobile have a vague understanding of how it works. And that’s alright. Do you understand the inner workings of your computer? Your smart phone? Your television? Do you even really know how indoor plumbing and heating work? Unless you’re a specialist in any of these fields, the answer is probably no. And that’s OK, because if and when something goes wrong with any of these things, there are experts you can see to fix them for you. The same is true for transmissions. But it doesn’t hurt to know the basics. This is transmission service 101.

How Transmissions Work

The transmission is a fairly important component of your vehicle. Important in the sense that without it, your vehicle won’t work. At all. So, you need a transmission. And you need it in good working order. Your engine is what generates the power. Your axle turns the wheels and the tires roll along the ground, propelling you vehicle. But how does the power of the engine get into the wheels? The answer: the transmission.

The transmission transfers power from the engine to the wheels. The transmission is what allows you to shift gears: drive, reverse, neutral, etc. But not only is the transmission integral to your vehicle, it is also arguably the most complex and intricate component of your vehicle. Because it is not just one component but a multitude of components and parts that must all work together properly to allow you to seamlessly shift gears. And if just one part is not operating properly, you could have a big problem on your hands. And how do you diagnose such problems? How do you prevent such problems? With transmission service.

Transmission Service

Transmission service is the best way to stay on top of the complicated, interconnected system of parts that is your transmission. Often when a problem is pronounced enough for you to notice, it’s been brewing for a while. By bringing your transmission in for regular service and maintenance, you can avoid incurring transmission problems at really inconvenient times. You might also save money and avoid dangerous situations.

You should always bring your vehicle in for transmission service as soon as you can after you notice a problem such as a transmission fluid leak, grinding when shifting gears, or your transmission slipping out of gear. Even when everything seems fine, it could be a good idea to get your transmission serviced just to make sure everything is all right. For a very general rule of thumb, it is a good idea to have your transmission serviced every 15 months or every 25,000 kms.

How Transmission Service Works

At Mister Transmission, we pride ourselves on our Multi-Check Inspection. Our free Multi-Check Inspection is the best transmission service you can get.

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How Important is Transmission Service and Maintenance?

How Important is Transmission Service and Maintenance

We know how life can be. We all have so many obligations and plans and goals that it can be hard to keep track of everything. When you’re swamped with work, have a family reunion coming up, and a friend’s wedding on the weekend, the last thing you’re thinking about is, “I wonder if my car is running efficiently?”. But it’s important to find the time to ensure that your vehicle is performing as it should be. And this is especially true of your transmission.

Transmission Service

Transmission service is very important. With an under performing or malfunctioning transmission, your vehicle’s performance is compromised and can even be dangerous. You need to ensure that your transmission is running smoothly and properly. And the best way to do that is to entrust your transmission to those who know transmissions best: Mister Transmission.

Transmission Maintenance

As part of our transmission service and maintenance, we offer a variety of procedures and  assessments. Chief among them is our multi-check inspection. As part of our multi-check inspection, we will perform the following tasks: fluid check, a road test, a lift inspection/diagnostic, and a pan examination. But that’s not all that our transmission service consists of.

We also offer inspection services. This is when a transmission presents a problem that does not appear to have an easy fix. As part of our inspection service, we may have to remove the transmission from the body of the vehicle to examine it more closely, get a better look at how things are working (or are not working) and replace any parts that may need it. We also offer a transmission fluid change service to help ensure your transmission continues to operate at its best for years to come.

Maintenance Tips

The transmission is one of the most important parts of your vehicle’s engine, so you really want to ensure that your transmission is performing at its optimum ability. Transmissions have a plethora of moving parts that require maintenance to remain in good working order. However, it can be difficult to perform proper maintenance on many of today’s modern transmissions, so transmission service calls for the equipment and experience of a certified technician.

But there are definitely things to keep in mind. First, get your vehicle’s cooling system serviced. Transmission failure often happens because the transmission overheats. One of the ways you can prevent this from happening is to get your vehicle’s radiator and cooling systems inspected. Also, you should replace your transmission filter. If applicable to your vehicle’s transmission, and according to your auto manufacturer’s recommendations, it’s worthwhile to have the transmission filter replaced by a professional technician periodically.

You need to check the levels and quality of your transmission fluid, as well. Dirty, old transmission fluid, or too little or too much fluid, can wreak havoc on your transmission. Some vehicle manufacturers have replaced the transmission dipstick with sealed units, making it impossible for the average driver to check the level and quality of the transmission fluid with ease. Regardless, many transmission problems typically stem from problems related to the transmission fluid quality and level. But the most important tip is to get your transmission periodically serviced and inspected by a professional.

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