What Does “Transmission Service” Actually Mean?

By Mister Transmission

Transmission Service

“Vehicle service” and “automobile maintenance” can be quite vague and nebulous terms. This can also be true of “transmission service”. Some guides and manuals, along with technicians, may not explain it properly. They may not want to. Sadly, sometimes less-than-honest technicians can use general terms like this to obfuscate what they’re really doing (or not doing).

Most of us are aware that our transmissions, like our vehicles as a whole, need regular service and maintenance. But we usually do not think about our transmissions unless there is a problem. And then, even when somebody does take the time to explain what transmission service entails, we may not be able to fully understand them. So, what does transmission service actually mean?

Transmission service

Transmission service is a term that can cover a number of different actions and checks. And these checks and actions are very important to ensure a long life for your transmission free of problems and incidents. A big part of transmission service is checking your transmission to make sure it’s running at optimal levels. If not, technicians can detect and repair minor problems before they become major ones.

Multi-check inspection

Any half decent garage will include an inspection as part of their regular transmission service. But at Mister Transmission, we pride ourselves on our multi-check inspection. We methodically check the different parts of your transmission to make sure everything is running at peak levels. Actually, we check it twice: once by a center manager and then again by a technician, thus ensuring that the results of the check are accurate.

But what does the multi-check inspection actually consist of? Well, there are four parts:

  • Transmission Fluid Check

The fluid check indicates the first sign of possible wear and tear. A clear red fluid shows that a transmission is in good working order. If the fluid is discolored or has unpleasant odour, this is usually an indication of internal wear and damage. If so, an internal inspection is required.

  • Road Test

The road test consists of two segments: a stationary test and a driving test. Every position of the transmission is thoroughly tested for slipping, noises, harsh, soft or erratic shifting, and late or early shift patterns.

  • Lift Inspection

During the lift inspection/diagnosis our technician will check the following:

  • Neutral Switch
  • Engine RPM
  • Throttle Linkage
  • Modulators
  • Transmission Mounts
  • U-Joints
  • Fluid Retention
  • Electronic Controls

This will determine if a minor adjustment will correct the transmission problem.

  • Pan Examination

The pan examination gives us a partial look inside your transmission. Metal particles and friction material are expected to be in all pans. At least in small amounts. That said, a superfluous amount indicates internal wear and damage. In some cases with an excess amount of material in the pan, a minor adjustment will not be able to correct the problem. In such cases, we will recommend Mister Transmission’s inspection service. This service will determine exactly what is wrong inside your transmission.

Please Don’t hesitate to get in touch

The multi-check inspection is the pillar of Mister Transmission’s transmission service, but we also offer transmission fluid changes and tips on transmission maintenance. If you wish to know more about transmission service and perhaps have your transmission repaired or serviced, please get in touch! We’d love to take a look at your vehicle’s transmission.

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Paul Roy
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Dan Savage
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Mike Uetz
Went off-roading and had my Jeep fall into a giant mud hole that ruined the engine. Decided to take my Jeep to Off-road addiction in St Thomas who were going to do an engine swap. After 2+ months, they weren't able to complete the work nor figure out the issue. They said to take it into a dealership. Dealership quoted me $10k for a new transmission. Was recommended to checkout Mister Transmission and I wish I knew about them sooner.Pete was awesome to work with, he explained everything that was wrong, documented it and took pictures. Previously the engine and transmission weren't seated properly and had cracked the transmission pump. These guys were able to rebuild my transmission, put in a new transmission pump, seat the engine and transmission properly, and have the whole thing running properly with the quoted estimate in both cost and time. I was completely amazed by how quickly they were able to fix my issues.This is the only shop I'll take my Jeep in for any work done in the future. Last year I had my gear and pinion swapped from 3.23 to 4.56, again with flawless work and 0 issues.100/10 recommend you take your vehicle here for any servicing needs. These guys know their stuff and I'm happy to throw money at them any time I need work done.
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Jake A
Good service, decent prices.
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I called Georgio and told...
Megan Wood
I called Georgio and told him that I was having an error message on my transmission. I brought my car to his shop and he diagnosed the problem. He told me that I should take my car to the dealership (Ford) as the issue should be covered under an extended warranty. Luckily, it was covered under warranty. Georgio did not charge me anything for the diagnosis and was very honest, professional, and kind. I would recommend him to anyone! Thanks again Georgio!!
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Steve and his team did my Transmission on my 2013 ford focus se, they did a great job and their timing for the part to be there for them was right on time. I am proud to tell anyone that ask or in need of repair to just contact Steve and his team at Mr Transmission. Thanks again to Steve and his Team
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Dylan Toutant
We've all dealt with the shops who nickle and dime us and cost us time and money only to be left with the same problem or worse, no ideas, and a large bill.Not here. They told me everything wrong, (even beyond what I initially thought i had identified) what they can and cannot do to remedy it, and empowered me to make the final choices on how to proceed with sound information and expertise which only re-asserts the quality of service received. To me this was the right place to bring my vehicle.DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR, and give them a call, (or email), and while I mostly spoke to Denise, literally anyone I spoke with there gave me the time of day and treated me and my vehicle with respect. This wasn't one of my shops before, but it is now.Thanks for the terrific experience and if I ever need to, I'd be happy to return.TL;DR This shop is worth the visit. Honest, upfront, quality service. Customer service professionals!
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