What kind of transmission maintenance does Pinkys Auto & Performance provide?
The primary task performed during a transmission service is a transmission fluid change. Our certified technician will also replace your transmission filter, examine and clean the transmission pan, install a new pan gasket, and in some cases add a friction modifier additive to the new transmission fluid. Our experts will also check other parts of your drivetrain for signs of damage, such as the clutch, driveline and CV boots. If any potential problems are identified, we will provide you with an estimate and a full explanation before beginning any necessary repairs. Of course you want your transmission to last as long as possible, and scheduling regular maintenance is a great way to keep your transmission healthy for as long as possible.
- Road test your vehicle to check transmission operation
- Check for any leaking seals or gaskets
- Remove, inspect and clean the transmission
- Install new transmission fluid, filter and pan gasket
- Adjust linkage and bands as applicable
- Road test vehicle after service is completed
Why is scheduling a regular transmission service for preventative maintenance important?
Your transmission endures a lot of heat and friction. Over time, tiny metal shavings can pollute the transmission fluid, which can lodge in between moving parts causing more heat, wear and tear on the transmission. Replacing the transmission fluid clears out debris, helps it operate smoothly by lubricating the moving parts, reducing slippage between gears, and keeping the friction to a minimum. Regular maintenance can provide the opportunity for our experienced certified technicians to detect “early warning” against more serious part failures. This allows you to make part repairs before a major failure occurs—ultimately saving you the pain and expense of a full rebuild.
How often should I schedule service for my vehicle transmission?
An easy-to-remember rule of thumb is to schedule transmission service every 30,000 miles or so, around the same time as a standard 30-60-90K maintenance. Beyond this preventative maintenance schedule suggestion, any time you notice signs of trouble, it’s a good idea to bring your vehicle in for maintenance, even if you haven’t reached the next mileage point. Regularly scheduled maintenance visits, will make your car continue to shift gears smoothly. Our technicians specialists can identify and repair small problems before they turn into big ones, possibly saving you thousands of dollars on a rebuild.
- Check transmission fluid levels regularly
- Change your transmission fluid
- Replace your transmission filter