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Transmission Service for Most Major Makes and Models

Transmission Service Seattle WATransmission service according to the manufacturer’s recommendations for your vehicle prolongs its life and also helps to prevent premature breakdown or costly future repairs.

When you begin to experience any of these common signs of problems, it is important to have one of our certified mechanics that specializes in automatic transmission issues diagnose the problem:

  • Slipping – Changes gears for no apparent reason; change in engine noise to whining
  • Shifting – Sound or feel of a clunk when the car shifts gears, or refusal to shift
  • Delay or pause when shifting out of park and into drive
  • Late or hard shifting of gears
  • Loss of power upon acceleration
  • Fluid leakage from sealed units that should never leak fluid
  • Warning light can indicate a general problem – have it checked by our professional

Call Rick’s Tire and Chevron to schedule recommended transmission maintenance to improve its performance, increase longevity, help provide smooth shifting, and to reduce potential component failure.

Transmission Flush, Filter & Lubegard® Transmission Fluid

Transmission Flush Seattle WARegular transmission service can help avoid costly repairs and should be part of a regular maintenance schedule.

Generally during regular servicing about one-third to one-half of the fluid inside the transmission is replaced and is adequate for a transmission that is regularly maintained. 

In more severe instances a transmission flush and fill may be required to replace nearly 100% of the fluid to include the following for most vehicles:

  • Pumping new fluid through the transmission’s lube and cooler circuit
  • Changing the filter

While there are many types of automatic transmission fluids on the market with each using its own blend of oils, chemicals and solids designed to provide the best lubrication properties, our certified mechanics use great care in their selection to ensure the correct type and proper amount is used for your vehicle.

Stop by our service center to have your transmission level and the condition of your fluid checked!

Transmission Maintenance to Keep Your Engine Running Efficiently

Transmission Maintenance Seattle WAAs one of the most important parts of your vehicle’s engine it is vital to keep the transmission operating at its optimal capability.

As part of our transmission maintenance and inspection plan we perform a number of services to ensure proper lubrication of all components including:

  • Pan gasket replacement
  • Removal and cleanup of grime, sludge and debris
  • Transmission filter replacement, and old gasket seal if possible
  • Transmission fluid replacement to factory-recommended levels

A complete transmission flush service may be required if your vehicle is long overdue for service and maintenance. If you have maintained a faithful service program, simple drainage and replacement of the old fluid should suffice.

To properly perform maintenance on modern transmissions we highly recommend having this work done by our certified mechanic.

Call Rick’s Tire and Chevron to schedule your vehicle for periodic inspection and service!  206-525-9392