The term “routine transmission service” is a bit of a misnomer, because when it comes to transmissions, the routine can be anything but. The fact of the matter is, even though we think of transmissions as being a singular component of the engine, it is actually a highly intricate collection of parts. Each part of a transmission must be working properly for the entire transmission to operate smoothly and efficiently. Given that, routine transmission service can be quite complex and technical. Even so, it must be done, because transmission service is integral to you getting the most out of your vehicle.
Like every other part and component of an automobile, the transmission requires regular service and maintenance to ensure a long life with minimal issues and problems. At Mister Transmission, we take transmissions very seriously and transmission service is our bread and butter. At Mister Transmission, our transmission service consists of a complete diagnosis of your transmission’s performance and general operation. What’s more, we perform several of these procedures twice; once by the centre manager and then again by a technician. By doing this, we double check your transmission’s key systems and provide you with added assurance.
The Crux Of Transmission Service
The ultimate key of Mister Transmission’s transmission service is our multi-check inspection. When trying to diagnose and correct any and all of your transmission’s issues, we perform a multi-check inspection. Our multi-check inspection consists of the following: a fluid check, a road test, a lift inspection/diagnosis, and a pan examination. By carrying out these four important checks, we can ensure your transmission gets the best service possible.
The Multi-Check Inspection
If your transmission is suffering from any problems of wear and tear, we’ll be able to see it by performing a fluid check. If your transmission is in good working order it will have a clear red fluid. If not, your fluid will be discoloured and possibly even have an unpleasant odour. By performing a fluid check, our technicians can determine whether or not your transmission requires an internal inspection.
Our road test is comprised of two components: a stationary test and a driving test. This is the most detailed portion of our multi-check transmission service. We test every position of your transmission for slipping, noises, harsh, soft or erratic shifting, as well as late or early shift patterns.
The lift inspection portion of our transmission service checks a whole host of different components of the transmission. In doing so, we can determine if a minor adjustment can correct the transmission problem in question. As part of the lift inspection, we will check: the neutral switch, engine RPM, throttle linkage, modulators, transmission mounts, U-joints. fluid retention, and the electronic controls.
The pan examination is quite possibly the most important portion of our transmission service. By doing so, we can get a partial look into the transmission. In every pan, we expect to find some metal particles and friction material. However, an excessive amount indicates internal wear and damage.
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Our multi-check inspection is a big part of our transmission service. But there’s a lot else that goes into Mister Transmission’s transmission service, too. If you have any questions about this or anything else, please contact us today.
Most of us would love to be the kind of person who can take care of their vehicle themselves. We’d love to be able to do routine maintenance and to figure out when something’s wrong and how to fix it. And perhaps we study and learn and can do the basic things like change the oil and pump our tires, but there’s some much more to an automobile. And there’s so much to our lives with our jobs, our families, our social obligations, we can’t afford to spend an entire week tinkering with our cars. And this is especially true for machinery that’s as complex as a transmission.
Transmissions have always been complex and intricate machines. But in recent years, the increased computerization and digitization of transmissions have made them all the more complex and intricate. Unless you’re specifically trained to work on transmission service, you really can’t expect to take care of everything yourself. But that’s ok, because we here at Mister Transmission are dedicated to performing a comprehensive multi-check inspection of your transmission as part of our transmission service.
Preventative transmission maintenance is crucial because ensures that you can keep your car on the road and keep it in efficient and safe working order. Just like the other parts of the car need to be serviced, the transmission needs maintenance to increase its longevity and to avoid transmission problems. At Mister Transmission, our transmission service consists of a complete inspection of your transmission’s performance and general operation. And we perform several of these procedures twice; once by the centre manager, and then again by a technician. This way we can double check your transmission’s key systems and provide you with added assurance.
The Mister Transmission Multi-Check Inspection includes:
Lift Inspection (if required)
Pan Examination (if required)
Your transmissions fluid is a bit like the canary in the coal mine. If something is amiss with your transmission, a fluid check should tell us. If the fluid is clear red, your transmission is likely in good working order. However, if the fluid is discoloured or has an unpleasant odour, this is probably a sign of wear and tear impeding your transmission’s function.
The second step as part of our transmission service is to perform a road check. We perform both a stationary test and a driving test. What we look for here is any problematic slipping, noises, harsh, soft, or erratic shifting, as well as late or early shift patterns.
During the lift inspection we will check the following:
This will determine if a minor adjustment will correct the problem of your transmission.
The last step in our multi-check inspection of your transmission is the pan examination. Here, we examine your transmission’s pan for an excess of metal particles and friction material. Too much of this type of debris indicates wear and tear and if we determine that a minor adjustment is not sufficient to correct the problem, we may recommend an inspection service to determine exactly what is wrong with your transmission.
If you have any more questions about our transmission service or our multi-check inspection, please do not hesitate to contact us.
At Mister Transmission, taking care of our customers and getting them safely on their way has been our top priority since day one. That’s something that will never change, even as cars become more complicated.
Specializing in transmission service
And speaking of complicated: that’s exactly what today’s transmissions are! It’s also why many general car repair facilities and car dealerships choose not to offer transmission service as part of a car’s preventative maintenance schedule.
Why not? It’s not because they don’t want to. After all, it’s an extra service that they could be selling. It’s because today’s transmissions are so complicated. Not so long ago, a 4-speed transmission was normal for most vehicles, and even then it required a carefully trained mechanic to skilfully handle the specifics of transmission service. These days, 6-speed transmissions are normal, with 7, 8 and even 9-speed transmissions are on the way. There are also many new models with Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVTs), which represent a whole new level of transmission sophistication.
Diagnosing high-tech transmission problems
However, all of this talk about complex and sophisticated transmissions doesn’t mean that there are more transmission problems. In fact, at Mister Transmission, the opposite is true. Why? Because, although many customers immediately think that a shifting problem must be the transmission, often the problem is something else. Vehicles today have complex on-board computer systems, so it may be that the sensors in the computer system are malfunctioning and sending the wrong messages to the transmission, leading to shifting problems. Examples of such issues can include faulty throttle positioning sensors or issues with wireless accelerated pedal positions.
At Mister Transmission, we specialize in transmission service and repair, so we are able to diagnose these problems quickly and accurately through computer diagnostics and road testing. More often than not, the result of this testing process is that our technicians can tell a much-relieved owner that the problem isn’t with their transmission at all, but with something else that’s simpler and less costly to repair.
Of course, if the problem is their transmission, our technicians will identify the root of the problem, and clearly explain options and solutions. They will educate customers to help them understand the issue and allow them to make informed decisions about their transmission repair.
Ultimately, while transmissions will indeed become more sophisticated and complicated as the future unfolds, one thing will never change: our commitment to being the honest and dependable transmission service experts that customers trust, year after year.
Since 1963, Mister Transmission is the name Canadians trust to provide them with high-quality transmission repairs and expert service.
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