First of all, you either have an automatic or manual transmission. You will find your transmission between the engine and the driving wheels. It is there acting as a speed and power-changing part of your car. It actually changes the ratio between the engine RPM (revolutions per minute) and driving wheel RPM.
Automatic transmission services:
When it comes to keeping your automatic transmission in good working order, our expert technicians may need to perform anywhere from one to four of the following services:
- Drain and fill
- Filter replacement
- Fluid exchange
- Fluid exchange and filter replacement
Drain and fill:
The internal parts of your transmission are lubricated, cooled, and cleaned by transmission fluid. This fluid also aids functionality by maintaining hydraulic pressure. Additives in the fluid can get depleted with time. To service this, we will remove the old automatic transmission fluid and refill the transmission with new automatic transmission fluid to the level you need.
Like other filters, your automatic transmission filter helps remove dirt and contaminants from fluid. To service this we will remove the transmission pan and the old filter and replace it with a new one, remove the old gasket material and replace the pan gasket with a new one, and refill your transmission with new fluid to the proper level.
Our Automatic Transmission Fluid Exchange service includes changing the fluid in the transmission system, including the torque converter and transmission cooler.
Fluid exchange and filter replacement:
If your transmission needs a fluid exchange: we will change the fluid in the transmission system, including the torque converter and transmission cooler; we will remove the transmission pan to get to the old transmission filter; replace the old filter with a new one; remove the old gasket material and replace it with a new pan gasket and reinstall the pan; and refill the transmission with new fluid to the proper level.
Manual transmission service:
In a manual transmission the transmission fluid lubricates gears, bearings, shafts, and other internal components. Heat, pressure, and friction can gradually weaken the additives in your fluid. As gears wear down, small particles of metal may come off and mix with the fluid. Transmission fluids can also get contaminated with water. To service these issues: we will drain the old manual transmission fluid and fill your transmission with new fluid according to the recommended manufacturer’s specifications.