Transmission Service in Hamilton, ON
Your vehicle has an engine, which generates power. And your vehicle has wheels which use that power to turn, propelling your vehicle forwards or backwards. But how does that power get from your engine to your wheels?
The answer: the transmission. If you’re wondering about the state of your vehicle’s transmission, you might be searching, “Transmission repair Hamilton”, “Signs of a bad transmission”, “Transmission service near me”, or something similar. If so, we at McPhail Auto can help. Here’s what you need to know about transmission service.
“Where can I find transmission service near me in Hamilton, Ontario?”
You can find transmission service at our auto shop in Hamilton. McPhail Auto is proud to offer transmission maintenance and repair services to the drivers of Hamilton and nearby areas. What does transmission service entail? And how do you know if you need transmission service?
What does the transmission do?
Before we get into transmission service, let’s briefly discuss what the transmission does. Without a transmission, your vehicle won’t move, so it’s pretty important. The transmission ensures the right amount of power is delivered from the engine to the wheels to drive at any given speed. The transmission changes gears as the speeds increase so the correct amount of power is generated to keep the vehicle going.
What does transmission fluid do?
Transmission fluid serves a similar purpose to motor oil function in internal combustion engines. In fact, some manual transmissions use motor oil, or something called transmission oil, as lubrication and coolant. But some manual transmissions, and all automatic transmissions, use automatic transmission fluid, or ATF.
Synthetic automatic transmission fluid is becoming increasingly popular, and it serves the same function. Transmission fluid cools and lubricates your transmission, allowing it to operate efficiently, without overheating and degrading from excessive internal friction. Transmission fluid must be topped up periodically and you should check the quality of the fluid. If the fluid is in poor condition, you may need a transmission fluid flush.
What does a transmission flush do?
Transmission fluid should be flushed and exchanged for new fluid according to the suggested schedule in your vehicle manufacturer owner’s manual. This fluid allows your transmission to change gears smoothly. However, this fluid gets dirty and degraded over time, and when this happens, you need a flush to remove the debris and replace the fluid.
Signs you need a transmission flush
The following signs could be symptoms of insufficient or damaged transmission fluid:
- Difficulty switching gears
- A burning smell
- Patches of fluid underneath your vehicle indicating a leak
- If your check engine light comes on
- Grinding or shaking
- Dark, opaque fluid (good transmission fluid is largely translucent with a reddish, or sometimes greenish, hue)
- Foul smelling fluid
Make McPhail Auto your transmission repair shop in Hamilton, ON
There’s no need to keep looking for transmission repair near you if you’re in the Hamilton area of Ontario. Just come to McPhail Auto. We can perform any service or repair your transmission needs.
To get a quote on transmission service for your vehicle, or any other type of auto service, please click here. To learn more about transmissions and how we service them, or about any of our other services or products, please contact us via our website or call 905-545-6240