<div class="custom-toggle"><a href="javascript:void(0);" title="">How often should I have my transmission fluid changed?</a></div> <div class="inhidden" style="display: none;"> <p>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.</p> </div> <div class="custom-toggle"><a href="javascript:void(0);" title="">How does Silverdale Transmission&#39;s &amp; Automotive&#39;s Service differ from just a transmission flush? </a></div> <div class="inhidden" style="display: none;"> <p>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&#39;t changed. You can&#39;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.</p> <p>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&#39;s and some other vehicles are built without a transmission pan.</p> </div> <div class="custom-toggle"><a href="javascript:void(0);" title="">How do I know if I have a transmission problem?</a></div> <div class="inhidden" style="display: none;"> <p>The following symptoms may indicate that your vehicle&#39;s transmission requires service:</p> <ul> <li>Check engine light is on</li> <li>Low or leaking transmission fluid</li> <li>Noise coming from the transmission</li> <li>Transmission is slipping</li> <li>Transmission failure</li> <li>The vehicle does not move</li> </ul> </div> <div class="custom-toggle"><a href="javascript:void(0);" title="">How often should I have my transmission checked?</a></div> <div class="inhidden" style="display: none;"> <p>When having your car regularly serviced at Silverdale Transmissions &amp; Automotives throughout the year Silverdale Transmissions &amp; Automotives will preform their Free 30 Point Safety Check. A review of your cars manufacture transmission services schedule is included.</p> </div> <div class="custom-toggle"><a href="javascript:void(0);" title="">What&#39;s being done to my vehicle?</a></div> <div class="inhidden" style="display: none;"> <p>At Silverdale Transmissions &amp; Automotives we are specialist in transmissions and service all automatics, standards/manuals, clutches and differentials for all vehicles including; domestic, imports, 4x4&#39;s and front wheel drive. Our list of services includes:</p> <ul> <li>Diagnostic service - check the level and condition of your transmission fluid.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>Pan Examination - allows our specialists and you to look inside your transmission to determine if there is evidence of internal damage.</li> </ul> </div> <div class="custom-toggle"><a href="javascript:void(0);" title="">What does it cost to have my transmission checked?</a></div> <div class="inhidden" style="display: none;"> <p>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.</p> </div> <div class="custom-toggle"><a href="javascript:void(0);" title="">How long will it take to fix my vehicle?</a></div> <div class="inhidden" style="display: none;"> <p>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 &amp; Automotives can keep your car running smoothly and help prevent costly repairs.</p> </div> <div class="custom-toggle"><a href="javascript:void(0);" title="">What do I do if my vehicle is broken down and I can&#39;t drive it?</a></div> <div class="inhidden" style="display: none;"> <p>Silverdale Transmission &amp; Automotive is partnered with Silverdale Towing and offers a towing service for our customers.</p> </div> <div class="custom-toggle"><a href="javascript:void(0);" title="">What kind of warranty will I get with my repair?</a></div> <div class="inhidden" style="display: none;"> <p>Silverdale Transmissions &amp; Automotives Warranty provides our customers with worry-free, safe driving.</p> <ul> <li>Our Transmission Rebuild Warranty is: 24 months / 24,000 miles</li> <li>All other automotive repairs are: 12 month / 12,000 miles ( some parts have up to lifetime warranty, please check with our service advisor)</li> <li>Please contact our service rep for complete details.</li> </ul> </div> <div class="custom-toggle"><a href="javascript:void(0);" title="">My car shudders when I shift and I really have to work to change gears.</a></div> <div class="inhidden" style="display: none;"> <p>Call or visit Silverdale Transmissions &amp; Automotives immediately to schedule a Complete Transmission Diagnostic Service. Our Diagnostic Service also includes a Free 30 Point Safety Check.</p> </div> <div class="custom-toggle"><a href="javascript:void(0);" title="">What if there is a pink or reddish puddle under my car?</a></div> <div class="inhidden" style="display: none;"> <p>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.</p> </div> <div class="custom-toggle"><a href="javascript:void(0);" title="">What&#39;s my car&#39;s transmission fluid supposed to look like?</a></div> <div class="inhidden" style="display: none;"> <p>It should be a bright cherry red. Anything other than this may indicate a transmission problem.</p> </div> <div class="custom-toggle"><a href="javascript:void(0);" title="">Can I drive with a transmission leak?</a></div> <div class="inhidden" style="display: none;"> <p>No! A transmission is a sealed hydraulic unit. Loss of any fluid will affect the performance of the transmission. Please contact Silverdale Transmissions &amp; Automotives immediately to schedule a Complete Diagnostic Service.Our Diagnostic Service also includes a Free 30 Point Safety Check.</p> </div> <div class="custom-toggle"><a href="javascript:void(0);" title="">How can driving conditions affect my vehicle&#39;s transmission?</a></div> <div class="inhidden" style="display: none;"> <p>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.</p> </div> <div class="custom-toggle"><a href="javascript:void(0);" title="">What does &quot;scanning&quot; a transmission do?</a></div> <div class="inhidden" style="display: none;"> <p>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 &quot;read&quot; 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.</p> </div> <div class="custom-toggle"><a href="javascript:void(0);" title="">Should I drive in overdrive or normal drive?</a></div> <div class="inhidden" style="display: none;"> <p>Your transmission is controlled electronically by the on board computer and is intended to be driven in overdrive unless conditions indicate otherwise.</p> </div> <div class="custom-toggle"><a href="javascript:void(0);" title="">My older vehicle&#39;s transmission shifts into reverse OK, but has a delay going into drive when cold.</a></div> <div class="inhidden" style="display: none;"> <p>Our recommendation is to call Silverdale Transmissions &amp; Automotives and talk with our service rep.</p> </div> <div class="custom-toggle"><a href="javascript:void(0);" title="">What does the term &quot;slipping&quot; really mean?</a></div> <div class="inhidden" style="display: none;"> <p>Simply put, it means that as the vehicle attempts to move from a stop, the engine revs and the vehicle barely moves or doesn&#39;t move at all.</p> </div> <div class="custom-toggle"><a href="javascript:void(0);" title="">What does a transmission cooler do and do I need one?</a></div> <div class="inhidden" style="display: none;"> <p>If you tow a trailer or overload your vehicle, you may require cooler. Silverdale Transmission &amp; Automotive can install this for you.</p> </div>