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Angela's Articulate Collection of Car Service Secrets, Tips and Tricks

Hi, my name is Angela, and as the wife of a mechanic, I was constantly tripping over car parts and complaining about the rows of project cars lining our garden. However, after a few years, I quit complaining and actually found joy in the art of auto repair. Inspired by that classic book, "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance", I decided to start working on cars with my husband. This blog is the culmination of everything I have learned and more. I hope you enjoy reading it and that my tips and ideas guide you toward a healthier car and a happier, safer driving experience.


Angela's Articulate Collection of Car Service Secrets, Tips and Tricks

What Types of Services Do Automatic Transmission Shops Offer?

by Keith Simpson

If you have a vehicle with an automatic transmission, you probably know that it's important for you to keep your transmission properly serviced. Because of this, you might need to take your car to an automatic transmission service from time to time, since the professionals who work for one of these services should provide all of the services that you need so that you can keep your automatic transmission in good condition. You can ask about the services that one of these companies can help you with, but these are a few examples.

Inspecting Transmissions

First of all, you might need to have your transmission inspected. If you have purchased an older used car, for example, you might want to have the transmission checked out to determine the condition that it's in. Alternatively, if you have been having problems with your car's transmission or if you otherwise suspect that something might be wrong, you might need a little bit of help. Luckily, someone from a transmission service should be able to check out your transmission to let you know whether or not it's in good condition. If it's in need of repair, they should be able to tell you about the types of repairs that need to be done.

Topping Off Transmission Fluid

Keeping ample transmission fluid in your vehicle is important if you want your transmission to function like it is supposed to. If you have had your transmission fluid flushed fairly recently but fear that there isn't enough transmission fluid in your vehicle, a professional can top off this fluid for you.

Flushing Out Transmission Fluid

Occasionally, you should have all of the transmission fluid drained from your vehicle and completely replaced. This is a bigger job than it might seem, and it's something that you should have done by a professional. Luckily, automatic transmission services typically have ample experience with flushing out transmission fluid and should be able to help.

Replacing Filter

Just as there are various other filters in your vehicle, there is also a transmission filter. The transmission filter is designed to capture contaminants in your transmission fluid, which helps prevent your transmission from being damaged. Over time, as your transmission filter does its job, it can become dirty and clogged, which means that it might not work as effectively anymore. A transmission maintenance professional can replace that filter for you so that you can continue to protect your transmission from contaminants.