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Transmission Services
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Maintenance Services at Right Way Auto Repair in Hamilton, ON

The transmission may well be one of the most complicated and important components of your vehicle. All motor vehicles have a transmission, automatic or manual. The transmission's primary function is to transmit the rotation of the engine's crankshaft to the wheels. It also controls the levels of power and speed that are sent to your tires. In other words, without it, you would sit in your car with the engine running, but going nowhere.

Manual (standard) transmission is also known as a stick-shift. Here, the driver literally uses a stick to change gears. On average, manuals are more fuel-efficient, since you're not using as much power as you would with an automatic transmission, and are usually cheaper than their automatic counterparts. Typically, manual transmissions require less maintenance, because they are a much simpler design; however, the clutch may need to be replaced at some point.

Automatic transmission is certainly the most popular option; it is easier to use, because the transmission does the shifting for you. While driving a vehicle with automatic transmission, you are able to keep both hands on the wheel, which makes everyday driving safe, especially for the new driver. However, automatic vehicles cost more in the long run; furthermore, they cost more upfront and require more maintenance because of their complex design system.

Today, transmissions work harder than ever and have a big influence on fuel economy and reliability. Over time, the fluid breaks down, becomes contaminated and needs to be serviced. Changing the transmission fluid that cools and lubricates a transmission's moving parts is essential to good car health, keeping both you and your vehicle safe out on the road.

The worst catastrophe that may occur is a transmission failure. This is more than serious and incredibly expensive. Most transmission failures are caused by overheating, a problem that is usually preventable if you regularly monitor the clarity of your transmission fluid.

The signs of possible transmission trouble may include:

  • The check engine light coming on
  • Long pauses between shifting gears
  • Slow or sluggishness when shifting
  • Difficulty accelerating
  • Stalling
  • Vehicle not moving in reverse
  • Burning smell
  • Odd noises

Maximizing the life of your vehicle's transmission depends on regular maintenance, including getting a transmission flush every three years.

Transmission Fluid Flush

A flush completely rids your transmission of old fluid and contaminants that have built up over time. Our technicians will install high-quality flushing equipment to ensure that the maximum amount of fluid and contaminants are drained; then they will add an effective cleaner to remove harmful varnish and sludge deports from the internal components and replace the old fluid with new clean transmission fluid.

Changing your transmission fluid and flushing your transmission fluids are two highly effective services that ensure your transmission runs smoothly. Please notice that a transmission fluid change and flush are preventative maintenance procedures, not a cure-all for larger problems if your transmission or any of its moving parts are wearing down.

At Right Way Auto Repair, our skilled mechanics have the training and expertise required to properly perform a routine transmission service and get you back on the road with confidence. Please contact us online or call us at (905) 381-9285.