Automatic Transmission Servicing

Automatic transmission servicing

Automatic transmissions need flushing & servicing every 40,000kms

It’s important to service your automatic transmission every 40,000 kilometres. This includes flushing out the old transmission fluid and replacing it with new fluid. Regular servicing helps keep the transmission working well and prevents problems. Skipping these services can lead to bigger issues later on, which can be costly to fix. By sticking to a regular maintenance schedule with our mechanics, you can make sure your transmission stays in good condition and your car runs well.
We suggest a full car service annually or every 10,000 kilometres. During this service, we thoroughly inspect your transmission fluids.

Automatic transmissions typically fail due to internally overheating. This is usually a direct result of poor maintenance.

Many automatic transmissions fail because they overheat internally. This overheating is often caused by not taking care of the transmission properly. When the transmission fluid gets old and dirty, it can’t cool and lubricate the parts as well as it should. This leads to wear and tear inside the transmission, causing it to break down. Regular maintenance, like changing the transmission fluid, helps prevent these problems and keeps your transmission from overheating.

Automatic Transmission servicing will help extending the life of your transmission and in most cases providing smoother gear changes.

Servicing your automatic transmission can extend its life and make your gear changes easier. During a service, old fluid is replaced, and the transmission is cleaned and checked for any issues. Fresh fluid helps the transmission parts work better, reducing wear and making the gears shift more easily. Regular servicing with our mechanics can prevent expensive repairs and keep your car working well for a longer time.

We can service your standard, CVT, or DSG transmission using only premium high-grade fully synthetic transmission fluid.

We service all types of automatic transmissions, including standard, CVT, and DSG. We use only premium high-grade fully synthetic transmission fluid for all services. This type of fluid offers better protection and performance than regular fluid. It helps keep your transmission working better. Whether you have a standard automatic, a CVT, or a DSG, our high-quality fluid and professional service will make sure your transmission stays working.

What is automatic transmission?

An automatic transmission is a type of gearbox that changes a car’s gears automatically, without the driver needing to manually shift them. In a car with an automatic transmission, the driver just selects “Drive,” and the car does the rest. The transmission uses sensors and a control unit to determine when to change gears based on speed and engine load.

Automatic transmissions typically include settings like Park (P), Reverse (R), Neutral (N), Drive (D), and sometimes low gear options (L or 1, 2). “Park” locks the transmission to keep the car still, “Reverse” makes the car go backward, “Neutral” disconnects the engine from the wheels, and “Drive” allows the car to move forward and shift through gears automatically.

There are different types of automatic transmissions, including traditional automatic, continuously variable transmission (CVT), and dual-clutch transmission (DCT). Each type has its own way of operating, but all aim to make driving easier by removing the need for manual gear changes. Automatic transmissions are popular because they provide a smoother and more convenient driving experience, especially in heavy traffic.

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How does it work?

An automatic transmission changes gears by itself as you drive. It uses a part called a torque converter to connect the engine to the transmission. Inside the transmission, gears and clutches work together to shift gears. A control unit with sensors decides when to change gears based on the car’s speed and engine power.

A manual transmission, on the other hand, requires the driver to change gears. The driver uses a clutch pedal and a gear stick to do this. Pressing the clutch pedal disconnects the engine from the transmission, allowing the driver to select a gear with the gear stick.

Key differences:
  • Gear Shifting: Automatic transmissions change gears for you. Manual transmissions need the driver to change gears.
  • Clutch: Automatics use a torque converter. Manuals use a clutch pedal.
  • Ease of Use: Automatics are easier to drive, especially in traffic, because they don’t need constant gear changes. Manuals give the driver more control and can be more fun to drive.
  • Fuel Efficiency: Manuals often use less fuel, but newer automatics are getting better at this.

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automatic transmission servicing in auckland

Automatic transmission servicing in auckland

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