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Transmission Service

Transmission Replacements, Transmission Service

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Transmission Flush starts at $149.00

Transmission Flush

Description:

Automatic transmission fluid is specially formulated oil ™ containing numerous additives to withstand grueling operating conditions. There are several different types of automatic transmission fluids and should be used according to the recommendation in your car’s owner’s manual. D and R Intensive Car Care Center uses Valvoline brand transmission fluid. Valvoline’s complete line of automatic transmission fluids offer specifications to meet the needs of vehicles on the road today.

Purpose:

Automatic transmission fluid serves a multitude of purposes. Among other things, it cleans, cools, lubricates, transmits force, transmits pressure, inhibits varnish build-up and protects the transmission on a day-to-day basis.

Maintenance Tips/Suggestions:

Owner’s manual recommendations on transmission fluid changes vary considerably and may go as high as 100,000 miles or more. For best results, have your car’s transmission flushed every two years or 24,000 miles. Always use the type of fluid specified by your car’s manufacturer. This information can be found in the owner’s manual or on the end of the transmission dipstick. The overwhelming majority of transmission failures are heat-related, and automatic transmission fluid breaks down rapidly when subjected to high temperatures. Driving conditions such as trailer towing, quick stops and starts, ascending and descending mountains, and wheel-spinning in slippery conditions are but a few scenarios that can devastate the life of the transmission fluid. Although changing the fluid yourself is not difficult, it’s probably best left to a qualified service technician at D and R Car Care and Lube Center to flush the fluid in its’ entirety.. Consult Curtis at D and R Car Care and Lube Center to see if this can be done.

Automatic Transmission

Description:

An aluminum case containing a torque converter, an arrangement of planetary gears, clutches & bands, servos, a hydraulic system, solenoids, and a valve body. On front wheel drive cars, the transmission and differential are combined into a single housing called a transaxle.

Purpose:

An automatic transmission/transaxle changes the engine’s speed and torque in relation to the speed and torque of the drive wheels. This keeps the engine’s output matched as close as possible to varying road speeds and loads. The torque converter, connected to the transmission/transaxle input shaft, connects, multiplies and interrupts the flow of engine torque into the transmission.

Maintenance Tips/Suggestions:

Most of today’s automatic transmissions/transaxles do not require any regular adjustments. Check your owner’s manual to see if any adjustments are required. Owner’s manual recommendations on transmission fluid changes vary considerably and may go as high as 100,000 miles or more. For best results, have your vehicle’s transmission fluid flushed every two years or 24,000 miles. Fact is, the overwhelming majority of transmission failures are heat-related, and automatic transmission fluid breaks down rapidly when subjected to high temperatures. Driving conditions such as trailer towing, quick stops and starts, ascending and descending mountains, and wheel-spinning in slippery conditions are but a few scenarios that can devastate the life of the transmission fluid. Although changing the fluid yourself is not difficult, it’s probably best left to a qualified service technician at D and R Car Care and Lube Center. Consult Curtis at D and R Car Care and Lube Center to see if this can be done.

Manual Transmission

Description:

An aluminum or iron housing containing an arrangement of bearings, synchronizers, shift forks, gears and shafts. The input shaft receives engine torque from the clutch disc and the output shaft delivers power to the driving wheels. On front wheel drive cars, the transmission and differential are combined into a single housing called a transaxle.

Purpose:

A manual transmission changes the engine’s speed and torque in relation to the speed and torque of the drive wheels. This keeps the engine’s output matched as close as possible to varying road speeds and loads.

Maintenance Tips/Suggestions:

Check your vehicle owner’s manual to find out when your vehicle’s transmission might require a lubricant change. The level of lubricant should also be checked at every oil change. Make sure that any lubricant used for changes or for “top-off” meets the requirements of the car manufacturer. This information is also in your owner’s manual. Symptoms of faults inside the transmission may include difficulty when shifting gears, grinding when shifting gears, a growling or whining noise with the transmission in a certain gear range, and popping out of gear. Pinpointing problems in the transmission is best left to a professional technician at D and R Car Care and Lube Center.