Automatic transmission servicing

To ensure a long, trouble-free life, most transmissions should be serviced, every year or 20,000km. Servicing an automatic is important preventative maintenance and this includes FILLED FOR LIFE or SEALED UNITS as almost all of these can benefit from regular servicing.
Just changing the transmission oil is not a service! A service generally involves our trained and skilled mechanics removing the pan, adjusting bands where fitted, replacing the filter and a visual inspection of the fluid for debris. We will also check for oil leaks and drive line play, and perform an under car check whilst the vehicle transmission is being serviced.
Servicing usually takes an hour or two – but we do have loan cars available by appointment.

Our standard transmission service can include:

  • Drain transmission fluid
  • Remove and clean oil pan
  • Inspect fluid for metal or clutch lining material
  • Replace filter (Where fitted)
  • Refit the pan with new gasket
  • Refill with correct grade of transmission fluid
  • Check for leaks in hoses and seals
  • Check over vehicle, fluids etc.
  • Road test and report on operation of transmission

CVT

 A continuously variable transmission, or CVT, is a type of automatic transmission that is intended to provide more useable power, better fuel economy and a smoother driving experience than a traditional automatic. Many people find the CVT disconcerting at first because of the way cars with CVTs sound. When you step on the accelerator, the engine races as it would with a slipping clutch or a failing automatic transmission.

If you do feel that your CVT transmission is not performing as it should, we can check the operation of it for you.

Symptoms to look for:

  •  Excessive RPM
  •  Loss of power
  •  Noises or jerking
  •  Shuddering just after take-off
  •  Loss of drive

If you have noticed any of these symptoms do not hesitate to call us, a minor repair now could save you a major expense later.

Manual gearbox servicing

The gearbox is one of the hardest working parts of your car, and generates a lot of friction and heat -gearbox fluid lubricates the gears, shafts and bearings where metal slides over metal. It helps transmit heat away from the working surfaces. However, as time goes by, the gearbox fluid tends to become dirty, losing its ability to do its job effectively. The dirtier it gets, the worse the fluid performs, causing greater heat and friction. That’s why you need to service your gearbox regularly – every 20,000 to 30,000km and some vehicles will ideally require more frequent attention.

If you do feel that your manual transmission is not performing as it should, we can check the operation of it for you.

Our manual gearbox service can include:

  • Drain gearbox fluid
  • Inspect the fluid for evidence of sludge
  • Fill the gearbox to the recommended level with new fluid of the correct type
  • Inspect fit of plug and drain plug
  • Check for leaks and wear on seals
  • Check shift lever bushes
  • Check clutch operation
  • Check over vehicle, fluids etc.
  • Test to check working of serviced gearbox