Transmission Maintenance in Gilbert & Tempe
What kind of transmission maintenance does Choice Transmission & Complete Auto Repair provide?
Our Complete Transmission Service Consists Of:
- 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 your vehicle after service is completed
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 drive train 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 is a great way to keep your it healthy for as long as possible.
Why is scheduling a regular transmission service for preventative maintenance important?
- Reduce Heat and Friction
- Reduce Slippage
- Early Detection
Reduce Heat and Friction
Your transmission endures a lot of heat and friction, and over time, tiny metal shavings can pollute the transmission fluid, lodging between moving parts and causing more heat, wear and tear on the transmission.
Replacing the transmission fluid clears out debris, helps it operate more smoothly by lubricating the moving parts, reducing slippage between gears, and keeping the friction to a minimum.
Perhaps most importantly, 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?
Follow 30-60-90k Maintenance
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 service, even if you haven’t reached the next mileage point.
Although you don’t need to schedule service as often as an oil change, with regular maintenance visits, not only will your car continue to shift gears smoothly, but our specialists can identify and repair small problems before they turn into big ones, possibly saving you thousands of dollars on a rebuild.
Choice Transmission & Complete Auto Repair Suggests:
- Check transmission fluid levels regularly
- Change your transmission fluid
- Replace your transmission filter
Transmission Health Tip for Drivers in Tempe & Gilbert
One of the best ways to prolong the life of your vehicle’s transmission is to have your transmission serviced regularly. Everyone knows it’s important to change your oil every 5,000 or 6,000 miles, but few realize it’s just as important to perform preventative maintenance for your transmission. Just like changing the oil or replacing the brake pads, transmission service should be a standard part of preventative maintenance for your car or truck.
Please call us for more information at (480) 633-3899 (Gilbert Location) or (480) 966-5800 (Tempe Location).