What Is A Transmission Service?

February 5, 2020 | By Mister Transmission

What is a Transmission Service?

What is a transmission service? What does it entail? When does your transmission need a service? How often? What are the benefits of transmission service? What will it cost you? This article will answer all these questions and more about transmission service.

How Much Does It Cost For A Transmission Service?

Many people are concerned with money first and foremost, so let’s not beat around the bush here. How much does transmission service cost? The answer to that is . . . I don’t know. It depends on the type of transmission you have, how old it is, how damaged it is, if there’s a problem with the transmission, if that problem can easily be identified, and, of course, to which transmission shop you go for your transmission service. If all you need is your fluid changed, maybe you can get your transmission serviced for under a hundred dollars. If your transmission needs to be inspected for a suspected problem, this will cost extra.

When Should A Transmission Be Serviced?

A transmission should be serviced whenever you notice a problem with your transmission. Is your transmission slipping out of gear and into neutral? Is your transmission grinding when you change gears? Are you hearing funny whirring or humming sounds? Are you seeing patches of transmission fluid underneath your vehicle after you have parked? All of these are signs that your transmission needs to be serviced.

But transmission service is not just about transmission repair. It’s also about transmission maintenance. It’s about taking preventive measures. As such, transmissions should be serviced regularly. To find out how regularly you should check the manufacturer’s manual for your specific vehicle and/or ask a transmission expert at Mister Transmission. Speaking generally, if you’ve driven over 100000 kilometers since you’ve last had your transmission serviced, you should bring it into a Mister Transmission shop.

Is Transmission Service Necessary?

Yes, absolutely. It may not be necessary right now for your transmission, but it will be eventually. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, as the old saying goes, so why procrastinate? Transmissions need regular service and maintenance if they are to have a long life. They are simply too important and too intricate –there is so much that can go wrong with all of the different components within a transmission– that you can’t just leave transmissions alone and hope for the best.

How Do You Service Your Transmission?

There are certain things you can do at home to service your transmission. The most obvious is checking your transmission fluid. But now more and more vehicles do not have a dipstick, check it every month if you can and if your levels are low, top them up. If you find yourself topping up your fluid something is wrong. Bring it in for service. Also, look at the fluid and give it a whiff. Transmission fluid should be translucent with a reddish hue and a neutral smell.

But there are limits to what you can do, especially in this age of computerized vehicles. For example, there’s no way you could do something like Mister Transmission’s free Multi-Check Inspection yourself.

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