Auto transmission service

Servicing your vehicle’s transmission is essential to its performance and is effective in avoiding complicated and expensive transmission problems later on. An automatic transmission service involves a comprehensive check and maintenance of transmission components.

This includes changing the transmission fluid that cools, lubricates, and cleans internal parts. Over time, this fluid can degrade and become contaminated, which a service will address. In some cases, a full flush might be needed to entirely remove the old fluid and contaminants. The service also typically includes a filter replacement, ensuring harmful debris is prevented from entering the transmission.

Your transmission is one of the most complicated systems in your vehicle. It is responsible for the transfer of power from your engine or motor to your wheels, managing your gears, controlling how your car speeds up, slows down and reacts as you need it to.

With so many interrelated parts, there are several components that the transmission interacts with that need to be in prime condition for your vehicle to run efficiently. Therefore it’s important to have your transmission checked and serviced as required.

What are the benefits of auto transmission service?

Automatic transmission service offers several key benefits that can greatly enhance the performance and lifespan of your vehicle. Here are the most significant ones:

  • Improved Performance

  • Car Longevity

  • Increased Fuel Efficiency

  • Maintains Vehicle Value

  • Reduced Breakdown Risk

What is included in the transmission of the car?

A standard car transmission kit consists of several components:

  • clutch
  • gearboxes
  • cardan transmission
  • main gear
  • differential
  • semiaxes

Depending on the layout (front, rear, four-wheel drive), the transmission may include other components including: constant velocity joints (CV joints), transfer boxes, friction, and viscous couplings.

Close up of car transmission

When is transmission service required?

Having a professional service your car’s transmission is pivotal to its performance and durability. A transmission service is typically advised every 45,000 to 95,000 kms, however this might vary depending on your vehicle type, driving patterns.

If you’re having problems with gears slipping, shifting difficulty or weird noises, it may be time to undergo a transmission inspection. Be mindful of the warning signals and don’t put off having your car examined – get in touch with our mechanics today.

How often should auto transmission fluid be changed?

If you drive a manual car, we usually recommend replacing the transmission fluid every 45,000 kms. If you have an automatic car you would usually replace the fluid every 80,000 kms. There’s no danger in replacing your fluid as soon as possible, especially for vehicles that tow cars often, drive off-road, or are frequently in stop-and-go city traffic.

How much is a transmission service?

We are experienced Auckland mechanics who can service manual, automated, automatic, CVT transmissions – on older models as well as newer computer-controlled transmissions.

Our transmission service consists of a comprehensive inspection of your transmission’s performance and general operation. We perform:

  • visual inspection
  • fluid check
  • road test
  • on-board diagnostics (OBD) computer scan

If further diagnostic work is required, we can remove, disassemble and inspect the transmission.

Contact us online or call us on 0800 227 762 for a free quote or to book an appointment.


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