Proper servicing of the transmission in your automobile is crucial...and having it done by a trained professional is even more important. Your vehicle’s transmission and its specially formulated fluid is second only to its engine as the most complex mechanical component on your car. In order for the transmission to work properly, the transmission fluids must be maintained at exact levels. A transmission service is part of your car’s routine maintenance, just like replacing the engine oil.
What Is the Purpose of Your Car’s Transmission and Its Fluid?
In the simplest terms, the transmission system transmits power, operates hydraulic systems, provides lubrication, keeps seals soft, protects internal transmission components and acts as coolants. To preserve these capabilities, the automatic transmission fluid level should be checked regularly, and the fluid may need to be replaced at intervals recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.
Flushing and replacing the old fluid removes tiny particles of clutch material and metal shavings that clog passages and can wedge between moving parts. If these particles are not removed it will cause wear throughout the transmission. Changing the fluid will provide better lubrication, reduce friction, and reduce heat, so your transmission works better for years longer. Maintaining your transmission and fluid will also help you avoid facing a major transmission repair down the road.
A complete transmission service should include:
- removing and examining the sump or pan (where possible)
- replacing or cleaning the screen or filter
- cleaning the pan
- reinstalling the pan with a new pan gasket
- pumping out the rest of the old fluid and replacing it with new, high quality ATF
- adding a friction modifier or additive package (model specific)
What Makes Transmission Fluid Service at Stewart’s Donnybrook Automotive Different Than Others?
There are companies that offer “universal” transmission fluids. However, most vehicle manufacturers have unique specifications for the fluids used in their automatic transmissions. If the proper fluid is not used, it can affect shift quality, reduce transmission life and could even void your car’s warranty. It is also very important that the transmission not be overfilled, as this will cause fluid foaming that can lead to other transmission problems. At Stewart’s gas station, when we service your vehicle’s transmission, we make sure the fluid used meets all the requirements stated in the owner’s manual.
If you are in need of a transmission serviceor other auto repair in Tyler, TX, give the certified technicians at Stewart’s Donnybrooka call. We have invested in top quality products and state of the art equipment for servicing your automobile. Our 60 plus years of combined automotive service and certified repair experience guarantees that the job is done the right way, the first time every single time. Give us a call or stop in today!