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Transmission systems are among your car’s most complex systems and transmission work should be trusted to professionals who have up-to-date training and experience. When you need repairs to your transmission in the Alberta areaVancouver, or other BC cities such as New Westminster and North Vancouver, the transmission specialists are at your neighbourhood Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres.

Minit-Tune & Brake mechanic checking car transmission

Automatic Transmission Fluid Replacement

As essential to your transmission system as blood is to your body, the automatic transmission fluid is appropriately bright red in colour. The fluid is not only the hydraulic fluid, by which the transmission functions, but also the lubricant, sealant and cleansing agent for the transmission system. Should you see a puddle of this fluid on your driveway or garage floor, bring your vehicle to your nearest Minit-Tune & Brake to find and repair the source of the leak and replace the fluid.

If the puddle is black and gives off a burnt odour, your Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centre mechanic will flush the system, change the automatic transmission fluid and check for any components that may need repair.

Symptoms of Transmission Problems

In addition to puddles of fluid, you should be alert to other unusual symptoms while you drive, such as:

  • Shaking or jerking motions
  • Check engine light is on
  • Burning odour from overheated transmission fluid
  • Delay or hesitation when you change gear
  • Unusual noises which may vary depending on the make of the vehicle
  • Noises when the car is in neutral
  • Car seems to shift gear or changes to neutral by itself

Transmission problems should never be ignored. Many repairs, such as replacing automatic transmission fluid or sealing a leak, can be done quickly and at little expense at your Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres. Whether you need routine inspection and service of your transmission systems or you need transmission work in Vancouver (or anywhere across BC and Alberta), there’s a Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centre near you for reliable auto maintenance and repairs.