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Transmission Servicing – What You Need To Know

Transmission servicing – why you need a specialist mechanic

The transmission is one of the most important components of a vehicle. It is what moves the power from the engine to the wheels. When it comes to transmission servicing, you need the best mechanic in Melbourne to ensure that your transmission performs at peak efficiency. At Prorepair Auto Care Centre, we have the right knowledge and equipment to keep your prized vehicle purring for years to come.

What is the transmission?

A car transmission is the gearbox of your vehicle. It’s roughly analogous to the gear shifter and chain system that bicycles use. These components are always mounted directly on the engine to allow the attached belt and gear system to effectively convert the combustion power generated by the engine into physical momentum. Without a transmission, the explosive power of a typical car’s internal combustion engine would simply be too high for starting or stopping your car or when you need to drive relatively slowly.

When, or how often, should you have your transmission serviced?

Your vehicle’s transmission requires routine servicing to maximise its lifespan and prevent any costly damage occurring. To be sure you do not risk issues with your transmission, we advise that you think about getting it serviced around 50,000-65,000 kilometres or about 2-3 years. It is best to get it done early than wait until problems arise.

How do I know my car has a transmission problem?

Worn or damaged transmissions can often be diagnosed by consistent whining noises while driving or rough gear shifts.

Is transmission fluid change a routine process I can do myself?

Generally, yes, but it is vital to ensure you get the correct fluid for your vehicle’s specific needs. The wrong fluid can cause major problems. Our transmission experts at Prorepair have many years of experience getting the old fluid out and replacing it with the right new fluid to the correct level.

What happens if I don’t get my transmission fluid changed?

Contaminants build up over time and decrease the effectiveness of your transmission fluid. If the fluid is ineffective, the transmission can become overheated. Overheating of automatic transmissions is the cause of most transmission failures.

Transmission servicing in North Melbourne

At Prorepair, we can service and repair transmissions on all makes and models. Our professionally trained mechanics are equipped with the latest diagnostic scanning tools and repair equipment to ensure we can repair all vehicles to the highest standard.

Prorepair has two convenient North Melbourne locations – at 95 Arden Street and 109 Munster Terrace. If you would like to learn more about our services, please contact us or visit our experienced technicians. You can also send us an ">email or phone us on (03) 9326 5795 or (03) 9329 4461.

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