What is Automatic Transmission Service?

What is Automatic Transmission Service?

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As your preferred Chevy dealership, Spitzer Chevrolet Northfield is known for its impressive assortment of new, used and certified pre-owned vehicles. We are also known for our state-of-the-art Chevy Service Center that features highly-skilled certified technicians and a full menu of auto repairs.

Schedule service online when it’s time for routine maintenance that includes oil change service and tire rotations or major and minor auto repairs. We also specialize in performing transmission service and transmission fluid flush service for all makes and models.

Why is automatic transmission service important? Contact our service team today or stop in at our Chevy dealership for all the details you need to know.

Why is Transmission Service Important?

Your vehicle’s transmission works hard. In fact, it works in conjunction with your coolant system and engine. Preserving your vehicle’s handling and performance is important.

That’s what we do when performing transmission service. Whether you have a manual transmission, CVT or automatic, knowing how to care for your system is important.

One of the key elements of a properly working transmission is that all working components are lubricated. Your transmission fluid may get dark, cloudy and filled with sludge and dirt over time. When performing transmission service, our technicians perform a transmission flush to remove any debris or particles that could negatively impact the system.

During automatic transmission service, we also inspect all working parts, including the transmission pan, pan gasket, cooler line, drain pan and fluid level. Then, during the transmission fluid exchange, we use a flushing machine to get rid of obstacles blocking lubrication. Finally, during a transmission fluid flush, we add a cleaning agent that works hard to deter future sludge or varnish from impacting the system.

Our team not only performs transmission flushes, but also transmission repairs and rebuilds. We will also replace transmission if needed. Contact us today to learn more about our commitment to high quality and customer satisfaction or schedule transmission service or a transmission flush online.

What Are Signs of Transmission Problems?

Even though our technicians create maintenance schedules for our customers to follow, we often get asked about the right time to schedule a transmission fluid flush or automatic transmission service. Most vehicles require transmission service every two years or every 30,000 miles.

We recommend you check your owner’s manual or chat with one of our technicians to determine if this is the right timeline for transmission service. It’s important to note that this timeline can change based on your environment or driving habits. For instance, hotter climates encourage more buildup within the fluid, requiring a transmission fluid flush more often.

Also, drivers who hover their foot over the brake pedal when accelerating may also notice that this action causes more strain and pressure, causing your engine and transmission to work harder.

There are also some tell-tale signs that could indicate the need for a transmission fluid flush or automatic transmission service. If you are having difficulty shifting or notice a delay when you accelerate, contact us for an evaluation of your system. Some drivers also notice an odd, burning odor stemming from the transmission fluid. If the fluid is dark or cloudy, this could also indicate build up that prevents lubrication.

The most common sign that you need to schedule transmission service is when your check engine light illuminates or a grinding noise is heard when you drive. If this is the case, contact our service team so they can troubleshoot any issues you may be having.

How to Care For the Transmission System

The service team at Spitzer Chevrolet Northfield is here to assist you with all of your automotive needs, including automatic transmission service. However, we do rely on our valued customers to notify us when they notice signs of transmission issues.

The best way to check for problems is to fully inspect the fluid’s appearance. Dark and cloudy fluid indicates blockage that could prevent lubrication. It’s also important to schedule service if you notice the vehicle running hot.

Your cooling system works collaboratively with the engine and transmission. When the vehicle runs too hot, the engine and transmission have to work harder, which could lead to more problems and costly repairs in the future.

Schedule Transmission Service Online

Our Chevy service center makes it easy to save on transmission flush cost with our monthly service specials and coupons. We also value your time, which is why we offer convenient online service scheduling. Contact our team today to learn more about our comprehensive automatic transmission service and full menu of auto repairs available.

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