Transmission Repair & Service
Why you should Flush
out your Transmission Fluid
Your transmission's vital parts get clogged
with sludge and varnish deposits because, just like engine oil in
your car's engine, automatic transmission fluid suffers from heat,
friction and electrochemical degradation. In fact, nearly nine out
of ten transmission failures are due to overheating and fluid
However, unlike oil, which can be completely
drained from your car's engine, most transmission fluid cannot be
drained. Instead it stays in the torque converter, valve body and
transmission lines, making a complete fluid drain impossible.
Typical transmission service removes only 25% of the contaminated
transmission fluid. Adding new fluid to the remaining contaminated
fluid can actually cause sludge and varnish deposits to clog filters
and further restrict fluid flow. This can result in a serious
malfunction or even complete failure of your automatic transmission.
Now you have an option. At Westgate High-Tech Auto Care in Omaha Nebraska, our transmission fluid exchange
safely removes most, if not all, contaminated fluid as well as
varnish and sludge deposits. Our transmission fluid exchange cleans
the transmission cooler and lines, valve body and torque converter
and also removes those wear metals that slowly grind away your
transmissions' internal components. Our transmission fluid exchange
thoroughly cleans your car's transmission and protects it with fresh
fluid and conditioners that revitalize the seals and o-rings. If
your vehicle's transmission is showing signs of contaminated fluid,
slippage, rough or hard shifting, try this service. If its been more
then 30,000 miles it's time for a transmission fluid exchange. It
may help you avoid the cost of major transmission work or even
prevent the need for a new transmission.
Let one of our certified
technicians at Westgate High-Tech Auto Care in Omaha Nebraska perform this service for you.
*According to the Automatic
Transmission Rebuilders Association
Transmission Repair &
talk transmissions. Transmissions are heavy duty pieces of equipment that are designed to last a long
time. But like any other machine, they’ll eventually wear out and need repair. So let’s focus on what
you can do to push that day off as far as possible.
The first thing you can do is to make sure your transmission always has enough fluid. Transmission
fluid cools and lubricates the transmission. When there’s not enough fluid, the transmission will run
hotter and wear out sooner. The transmission fluid also provides the pressure needed to transfer power
from the engine to the transmission. Not enough fluid, and your transmission won’t shift properly.
Your service center will check your transmission fluid level with a full service oil change and top it
off if needed. If you see any transmission fluid on the driveway – it’s a reddish color – have us
inspect it for a leak. A gasket, hose or seal could be leaking and may need to be repaired.
The next thing you can do to prolong the life of your transmission is to replace your transmission
fluid on schedule. As you can imagine, all those gears grinding on each other result in lots of little
bits of metal in the fluid. The more there is, the faster the transmission parts will wear out.
Transmission fluid also contains detergents and other additives to protect your transmission. These
additives are depleted over time, so old fluid doesn’t protect as well as new fluid. Your owner’s
manual or service advisor will have a recommendation for when you should have a transmission service.
If your transmission isn’t shifting as smoothly as it should, or if you suspect a transmission leak,
let us take a look at it. And ask if it’s time for a transmission service. Regular maintenance and
taking care of small leaks right away will help your transmission last as long as possible.
Simple Answers from Westgate
High-Tech Auto Care in Omaha: Transmission Service
Simple Answers Service Intervals
My friend just had a very expensive transmission
repair in Bennington. How can Omaha drivers like
myself avoid transmission trouble?
Westgate High-Tech Auto Care Answer:
Next to your engine, your transmission is the most
important component in your vehicle – so you and
your fellow Omaha drivers want to do all you can to
avoid transmission repairs.
Omaha drivers may have noticed a trend of engines
becoming more and more powerful in recent years. At
the same time, fuel economy has been improving in
nearly every motor vehicle segment in NE. More power
and better economy have always been at odds. Some of
the improvement in fuel economy has been due to
engine design, but most of the increases can be
credited to advances in transmission technology.
Every engine has a sweet spot in which it most
efficiently makes power. This is often referred to
by Omaha technicians as the power band – the optimal
engine speed (measured in revolutions per minute, or
RPM). The computers that control what gear your
automatic transmission is in also try to keep it in
the right gear in order to maintain optimal engine
speed – whatever your Omaha driving conditions may
be. Modern automatic transmissions have anywhere
between four and ten speeds. The more “speeds” your
transmission has, the more time your engine can
operate at peak efficiency. Needless to say,
transmissions have become more sophisticated.
Transmissions are cooled and lubricated by
transmission fluid. This pressurized fluid is
directed through small passages to effect gear
changes. When transmission fluid gets old and
contaminated, the small passages can become plugged,
which adversely affects shifts. The dirty fluid
circulating in the transmission can eat away at
gaskets and seals, causing internal leaks that also
hurt shifting. This is why some recommend that
transmissions be serviced from time to time. The
interval varies by vehicle, so check your owner's
manual or speak with your friendly and knowledgeable
Westgate High-Tech Auto Care service advisor about
your transmission service recommendations.
Old, contaminated fluid is removed and new fluid is
installed. Keeping up with the manufacturer's
recommended service schedule helps prevent internal
damage that may result in a transmission rebuild.
Let Westgate High-Tech Auto Care help you extend the
life of your vehicle and prevent repairs with
recommended preventive maintenance service.