Transmission Flush Service - Transmission Repair - Transmission Rebuild / Replace - Transmission Cooler Transmission Filter
Transmission service is vital to any car!
Is your vehicle's transmission shifting slow, making noise or slipping? Maybe it is time for a transmission service and inspection!
We service all types of transmissions: Automatic, Manual and CVT
To ensure a long lasting transmission it’s a great idea to have a transmission flush service maintenance performed on a regular basis. Heat in the transmission causes the transmission fluid to break down and that extra heat and friction may damage your transmission. In fact over 90% of all automatic transmission failures are due to overheating and fluid contamination. Our transmission flush service removes over 95% of the used contaminated fluid. A typical transmission drain and fill service replaces only 40% of the old contaminated fluid. Our transmission flush service will safely remove harmful sludge and varnish deposits that are found in the many moving parts of the transmission, like the transmission cooler and the torque converter. It can cost well over $2,000 to replace a failed transmission while it only costs a fraction of that to keep your transmission properly maintained.
Today there are a few more types of transmissions on the vehicles than there were 15 years ago. The Automatic Transmission is now the most common type of transmission in cars today and it is the most complicated with many more moving parts than the Manual Transmission. Then there is the increasingly popular CVT Transmission that works like an automatic but does not have that shifting sensation like all the regular Automatics Transmissions have. And let’s not forget the rare but highly technological Sequential Manual Transmission that is mostly found on high performance sports cars. There are a few things that you can do to make sure your transmission will last long and perform well. The tips are:
First and foremost, make sure you always have proper transmission fluid and filter changes at the manufactures recommended intervals. If you don't have a record, get your transmission inspected and transmission fluid and filter replaced and start keeping a maintenance record.
If you notice any slippage louder than normal noise (automatic) or grinding or popping out of gear (manual) or excessive whining (CVT) it is best to check your transmission fluid. If you can, bring your vehicle to the service department to have your transmission fluids and transmission performance checked.
Your transmission depends on air cooling to keep the transmission fluid from breaking down and burning up which will then cause the parts of the transmission to overheat and break down. Because of this, always carry a shovel and a big bag of cat litter or sand to help get you unstuck if you are stuck in the snow. If your tires are spinning and you don't have any grip there is no point in spinning them faster. Avoid rocking the car back and forth to get out of the snow as well, this is extremely hard on the transmission and motor mounts and if those break or get damaged your car will not be drivable period. When in doubt call for a tow and then look into getting some snow tires. We have snow tires here at Gandrud.
While smoky burnouts do look cool, they put a major strain on your transmission’s components. Clutches and gears have been known to shred or shatter under the extreme pressure that the transmission was not design for. So avoid the urge and do not do a natural drop or burn out, your car won’t look very cool behind a tow truck or in front of a police car.
If you smell any kind a burning fluid smell after heavy use of the transmission, stop driving and bring the vehicle in so we can inspect your transmission and fluids to avoid any further damage.