DOW Auto Care | Auto Repair Near Me | Port Orange, FL | Transmission Service
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4612 South Ridegwood Ave. Port Orange, FL 32127
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The transmission is one of the most crucial components for ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of your vehicle. Without proper maintenance, its operation can be hindered, with noticeable effects on the quality of your ride. Transmission problems usually cause grinding noises, gear slipping, hard shifting, etc.
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A transmission service is part of your routine maintenance, just like replacing your engine oil. New fluid restores the holding power between the clutches, reducing slip and heat production. At the same time, flushing the old fluid washes away tiny particles of clutch material and metal shavings. Those particles clog passages and wedge between moving parts, causing wear throughout the transmission. Changing the fluid eliminates those particles and the wear they cause.
    A complete transmission service should include:

    • Removing and examining the sump or pan (where possible)
    • Replacing or cleaning the screen or filter
    • Cleaning the pan
    • Reinstalling the pan with a new pan gasket
    • Replacing with new, high quality ATF
    • Adding a friction modifier or additive package (model specific)
The net result of changing the fluid is to provide better lubrication, improved holding ability of the friction components, and reduced heat. So your transmission works better for years longer, which means you’re less likely to face a major transmission repair.

Many auto manufacturers recommend replacing transmission fluid at regularly scheduled intervals. Check your owner’s manual for details. Or stop in for a free consultation.

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A/C Repair FAQs
Q: What is ATF fluid?

Automatic transmission fluid (ATF), also known as transmission fluid or tranny fluid for short, is the fluid used in vehicles with self-shifting or automatic transmissions. It is typically coloured red or green to distinguish it from motor oil and other fluids in the vehicle.


Q: What are the symptoms of low transmission (ATF) fluid?

Engagement is delayed. With low transmission fluid in your vehicle, you will have a temporary delay after you move your gear stick to reverse or drive, trouble shifting gears, erratic or difficult shifts, gear slippage, and transmission becomes overheated.


Q: Can low transmission fluide cause the check engine light to come on?

Yes. There are many, many reasons that the check engine light may come on in you car, truck or SUV. A malfunctioning sensor, low tire pressure, low transmission fluid and so much more will cause the light to come on


Q: What causees the transmission fluid to get low?

Low levels of transmission fluid are usually caused by leaks in the transmission system itself. The seals in the transmission or driveshaft may become faulty and leak fluid. Occasionally, transmission gasket may need to be replaced to seal the leaks in the transmission.


Q: What does it mean when your transmission fluid is brown?

Unlike your engine which can consume oil due to normal use, a transmission is a sealed unit. Have your transmission inspected as soon as possible to avoid internal damage. If your transmission fluid has a brownish tinge and a slightly burnt smell to it, then there is a problem.