What Are Some Common Automatic Transmission Services?

March 31, 2022 | By Mister Transmission

What Are Some Common Automatic Transmission Services?

If you drive a vehicle with an automatic transmission, what are some common automatic transmission services that your vehicle is likely to need?

Automatic Transmission Service Typically Begins With A Fluid Check.

Whether you suspect something is wrong with your transmission or you’re just conducting routine maintenance, automatic transmission service usually starts with checking the fluid. Automatic transmission fluid is absolutely vital to automatic transmissions (as similar fluids are to manual transmissions). Transmission fluid lubricates and cools the transmission. Without the right amount and the right quality of transmission fluid, your transmission won’t be able to operate properly.

There is no transmission problem that cannot be caused, or at least exacerbated, by a lack of good transmission fluid. Good transmission fluid is neutral smelling and largely transparent, with a reddish hue. If your fluid has an unpleasant odour or if it’s opaque, it should be changed and an internal inspection of your transmission might be a good idea.

Automatic Transmission Service In The Computer Age.

Automobiles today are all manufactured with on-board computers that can regulate the functions of the transmission. This has made transmissions more efficient and easier to drive. But it also has some drawbacks. These digital systems are more complex so servicing them has become more complicated. An effective transmission shop should offer on-board diagnostics (OBD) computer scans. With the proper tools, transmission technicians can interface with your car’s on-board computer and this allows them to pinpoint the causes of certain problems.

Road Tests Are Important Because They’re Not Just Theoretical.

Having an on-board computer telling you there’s nothing wrong is one thing. But you want to know that your transmission is functioning properly in real world conditions. Road tests can offer this. Good transmission shops provide both a stationary test and a driving test. You want every position of your transmission to be tested for slipping, noises, erratic shifting, and early shift patterns.

Lift Inspections And Pan Examinations Are Key Diagnostic Automatic Transmission Services.

Not all transmission symptoms have clear causes. A lift inspection allows a transmission technician to check a variety of different components and check if a minor adjustment can solve a problem your transmission has been experiencing. Pan examinations can be very revelatory and can help technicians determine the extent to which your transmission is damaged.

Contact Mister Transmission For Automatic Transmission Service.

At Mister Transmission, we’re happy to service automatic transmissions, as well as manual and CVT transmissions. From flushing automatic transmission fluid, to providing road tests, to interfacing with your vehicle’s on-board computer, we can do it all. To learn more, please contact us. Please note that we have a comprehensive COVID-19 policy to keep everybody safe.

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