Transmission service is the most important key to increasing the longevity and efficiency of your transmission. Regular service guards against minor issues worsening and becoming big problems. It also affords you the peace of mind that your transmission is operating at optimal levels. And the first step, and arguably the most important one, in transmission service is the multi-check inspection.
Just as all the other components of your automobile require regular service, so too does your transmission require maintenance to ensure a long life free of chronic transmission problems. Any halfway decent transmission service will consist of a complete diagnosis of your transmission’s performance and overall operation. And at a professional and respectable service centre (such as Mister Transmission), a number of these procedures will be performed twice; once by the centre manager, and then again by a technician. In doing this, you get a double checking of your transmission’s key systems, providing you with the added assurance want and need.
The Multi-Check Inspection
At Mister Transmission, we pride ourselves on our multi-check inspection. But it’s not just some advertising gimmick. It’s very important in guaranteeing that your transmission gets the service it needs. The multi-check inspection consists of:
- A Fluid Check
- A Road Test
- A Lift Inspection/Diagnosis
- A Pan Examination
The Transmission Fluid Check
The fluid check indicates the first sign of possible wear and damage. A clear red fluid indicates that a transmission is in good working order. A fluid that is discoloured or has an unpleasant odour, might well be suffering from internal wear and damage which is occurring as you drive your vehicle. An unpleasant odour and discoloration, in combination with other symptoms, may require an internal inspection of your transmission.
The Road Test
The road test consists of two parts: a stationary test and a driving test, which together comprise the most detailed portion of the multi-check inspection. Every position of your transmission will be thoroughly tested for slipping, noises, harsh, soft or erratic shifting, as well as late or early shift patterns.
The Lift Inspection
During the lift inspection/diagnosis, a technician will check the following:
- Neutral Switch
- Engine RPM
- Throttle Linkage
- Transmission Mounts
- Fluid Retention
- Electronic Controls
In doing so, a technician can determine whether or not a minor adjustment can correct the transmission’s problem.
The Pan Examination
The pan examination is perhaps the most crucial step in the multi-check inspection. The pan examination provides the centre manager, technician, and yourself with a partial look inside your transmission. Present in all pans are a few metal particles and some friction material. Nevertheless, an excessive amount of particles or friction material likely indicates internal wear and damage. If this is the case, and it is determined that a minor adjustment will not correct the problem, we will recommend Mister Transmission’s inspection service. This service will determine exactly what is wrong inside your transmission.
If you have concerns about your transmission’s efficiency and would like a multi-check inspection, please get in touch with us today. We will do our best to have your transmission up and running perfectly in no time.Back