Critical Transmission Maintenance Tips

By Mister Transmission

How can you ensure your transmission is in good condition? Read our recommended best practices.

As it’s one of the most important components in your vehicle’s engine, ensuring your transmission is performing optimally is of the utmost importance. Transmissions have a myriad of moving parts that require maintenance to remain in good working order. Furthermore, it can be tricky performing proper maintenance on many of today’s modern transmissions that call for the equipment and experience of a certified technician.

The maintenance recommendations contained within your vehicle’s owner’s manual can assist you with knowing when you should have the transmission filter and fluid replaced. In general, most transmission experts recommend changing the fluid and filter every 40,000 km. Doing so may help you avoid a potential transmission breakdown.

Recommended Transmission Preservation Tactics

There are four simple things you should do to keep your car’s transmission running smoothly and efficiently, including:

  • Get your car’s cooling system serviced. Transmission failure typically occurs when the transmission overheats. One of the ways to prevent that from happening is to get your vehicle’s radiator and cooling system inspected. Your cooling system is responsible for cooling.
  • Replace the 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 intermittently.
  • Transmission fluid quality and level checks. Dirty, old transmission fluid, 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.
  • Periodic inspection by a professional. The No. 1 way to ensure your transmission is in good working order is through periodic inspection and preventative maintenance performed by an experienced and certified technician.

It’s also useful to be mindful of the warning signs your transmission will send you. It helps to understand the basics of how automatic transmissions work.

Keep your vehicle humming and on the road for years to come. Contact the Mister Transmission service centre nearest to you.

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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.
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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.
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Katrena Jordan
I have never been let down by the help Mr. T has afforded me over the years. Bob and the guys are extremely helpful with customer service being top notch always with them. Ready to give knowledgable advice anytime. Definitely get your service worth at this place.
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Buddy took his car in here after having problems with his rebuilt transmission. Guys got it in and put him in a courtesy car. They are fixing it under the warranty coverage. Good place great people.
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