If your automotive service need
involves your vehicle's transmission you should keep
in mind that most transmission problems start out
small and get worse over time. Taking care of your
automotive transmission repair early on can go a
long way in saving you money. Our automotive
transmission services includes the following:
Automatic Transmission Repair
Manual Clutch Service & Repair
Things You Can Do Today To
Keep Your Transmission on the Road Tomorrow
1. Check the Fluid Level
The fluid in an automatic transmission operates the
clutches, provides cooling and lubrication, and even
drives the vehicle. So few things are more important
than proper fluid operating level for keeping the
transmission working. Most automatic transmissions
have a dipstick for checking the fluid level. If
you're not sure where yours is or how to check the
transmission fluid level, refer to your owners
manual, or go to your local repair centre.
2. Check Transmission Problems Promptly
Most transmission problems start out small. They get
worse over time. Very often, you can eliminate major
repairs simply by taking care of the problem early
on. Whether it's a warning light on the dash, a few
drops of fluid on the garage floor, or a change in
the way the transmission operates, your best bet is
to take your car in to your local repair centre for
service right away. In many cases you'll be able to
avoid a major repair simply by catching it while
it's still a minor one.
3. Service Your Transmission
Transmission fluids have a number of unique
properties that can wear out over time. And when
they wear out, you can bet the transmission itself
won't be far behind. One of the best ways to keep
your transmission in good working order is to have
it serviced annually. A complete fluid and filter
change every year can add years to your
transmission's life, and in the end, save you money.
4. Service the Cooling System
You may not realize it, but your car's cooling
system does more than keep the engine running cool:
It also cools the transmission fluid, through a heat
exchanger built into the radiator tank. So a faulty
cooling system cannot only damage your engine; it
can reduce transmission life as well. In fact,
transmission damage may occur long before the engine
overheats. To avoid both engine and transmission
problems, keep your car's cooling system clean and
in tip-top condition.
5. Tune the Engine
The engines and transmissions in today's cars are
linked far more closely than in the past. A problem
with engine performance can put much more strain on
the transmission than one that's running properly.
That's another reason why it's important to keep
your car's engine in good running order. A good
running engine reduces the stress on your
transmission, so the transmission can last longer
without requiring major repairs.
6. Help the Transmission Shift
Virtually all transmission wear takes place during
the shifts; almost none occurs between the shifts.
So one way to reduce transmission wear is to reduce
the load during the shift. Pay attention to the
speed when your transmission shifts normally. Then,
just before the normal shift speed, learn to back
off the gas just a bit. Easing off the gas will
force the shift, while reducing the load on the
clutches: A sure way to improve transmission life.
7. What type of transmission
fluid should I use in my car?
Different transmissions require different types of
transmission fluid. We recommend that you change
your fluid every 40,000 to 55,000 kms as a part of
our regular suggested maintenance --Safeguard
Service. This service also includes replacing the
filter or cleaning the screen, replacing the pan
gasket, performing a final leak-check, and
performing a road test. This service is warranted
for 90 days against any leaks from your pan gasket.