Depending on the type of fluid required for you vehicle. The service interval could be between 20,000 to 50,000. Give us a call and we can help you determine when your transmission should be serviced.
A flush consists of attaching a machine to the transmission, removing the fluid, and replacing it with new fluid. Unless the pan is removed, the filter isn't changed. You can't do any of the internal adjustments. This is usually done at a facility that has little or no knowledge about transmissions. Flushing can also backwash contaminants into places in the transmission where they can do damage to clutches and seals.
We recommend a fluid service as an alternative. As a part of this service, we first perform a Free diagnosis to be sure that the transmission is healthy enough to be serviced without introducing new problems. If everything is okay, we perform the service. This involves removing the pan, inspecting and cleaning the pan. The fluid is fully drained, and the filter is changed. Any internal adjustments that can be made while the pan is off are made. The pan is replaced with a new pan gasket, and new fluid is installed. On vehicles not equipped with a transmission pan, the plug is removed and replaced. Then new fluid is added. On these vehicles, the filter cannot be accessed without transmission disassemble. Most Honda's and some other vehicles are built without a transmission pan.
The following symptoms may indicate that your vehicle's transmission requires service:
- Check engine light is on
- Low or leaking transmission fluid
- Noise coming from the transmission
- Transmission is slipping
- Transmission failure
- The vehicle does not move
When having your car regularly serviced at Silverdale Transmissions throughout the year Silverdale Transmissions will preform their Free 30 Point Safety Check. A review of your cars manufacture transmission services schedule is included.
At Silverdale Transmissions we are specialist in transmissions and service all automatics, standards/manuals, clutches and differentials for all vehicles including; domestic, imports, 4x4's and front wheel drive. Our list of services includes:
- Diagnostic service - check the level and condition of your transmission fluid.
- Road test - consists of two segments, a stationary test and driving test which together test for slipping noises, harsh, soft or erratic shifting as well as late or early shift problems.
- Lift Inspection - to check your neutral switch, engine rpm, throttle linkage, manual linkage, modulator vacuum, modulator, transmission mounts, U-Joints, fluid retention and electronic controls.
- Pan Examination - allows our specialists and you to look inside your transmission to determine if there is evidence of internal damage.
We recommend that you call our shop service technician at 360-692-6964 to discuss any transmission issues you may be having and the related fees for a Complete Transmission Diagnostic Services which also includes our Free 30 Point Safety Check.
That depends on what is involved in the repair. For routine check ups and minor repairs you may have your vehicle the same day. If your transmission needs to be rebuilt you may have to leave it. Most transmission repairs if caught early are minor, so having your car regularly serviced at Silverdale Transmissions can keep your car running smoothly and help prevent costly repairs.
Silverdale Transmissions is partnered with Silverdale Towing and offers a towing service for our customers.
Silverdale Transmissions Warranty provides our customers with worry-free, safe driving.
- Our Transmission Rebuild Warranty is: 24 months / 24,000 miles
- All other automotive repairs are: 12 month / 12,000 miles ( some parts have up to lifetime warranty, please check with our service advisor)
- Please contact our service rep for complete details.
Call or visit Silverdale Transmissions immediately to schedule a Complete Transmission Diagnostic Service. Our Diagnostic Service also includes a Free 30 Point Safety Check.
You may have leaking transmission fluid. It is important to contact a repair technician to determine if the vehicle should be driven or towed in for service.
It should be a bright cherry red. Anything other than this may indicate a transmission problem.
No! A transmission is a sealed hydraulic unit. Loss of any fluid will affect the performance of the transmission. Please contact Silverdale Transmissions immediately to schedule a Complete Diagnostic Service.Our Diagnostic Service also includes a Free 30 Point Safety Check.
Extreme hot or cold weather and poor driving conditions may affect the life expectancy of your transmission. Vehicles that are rarely driven or driven mostly short distances are in many cases subjected to unusual wear and strain. For example, cars that are driven short distances consistently never have the opportunity for the engine to warm up to the normal heat range. This can cause excessive engine wear.
This procedure involves attaching a diagnostic computer to a terminal in your vehicle. This device is used to communicate with your computer to determine if any trouble codes are present and to "read" the output from numerous electrical sensors that feed information to the computer. All of this information is useful in determining the integrity of the electrical control system for the transmission.
Your transmission is controlled electronically by the on board computer and is intended to be driven in overdrive unless conditions indicate otherwise.
Our recommendation is to call Silverdale Transmissions and talk with our service rep.
Simply put, it means that as the vehicle attempts to move from a stop, the engine revs and the vehicle barely moves or doesn't move at all.
If you tow a trailer or overload your vehicle, you may require cooler. Silverdale Transmissions can install this for you.