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Transmission Service in San Rafael

The transmission in your vehicle is responsible for transferring power from the engine to the wheels to get your car moving. If you look at the transmission gear box, you’ll notice just how many different moving parts it contains which all need to work properly in order for your vehicle to travel. Transmission fluid is a vital part of this system, because it helps to keep those gears cool and also lubricates them to protect against metal to metal contact which can be damaging over time.

Since the transmission is so important to the overall performance and health of your vehicle, transmission service is a key part of vehicle maintenance. A transmission service is needed based upon your vehicle’s factory recommendations, or as needed. Transmission service for most automatic cars is typically recommended anywhere between 60,000-100,000 miles.

A full transmission service typically includes:

  • Transmission fluid is removed and replaced
  • Transmission filter is replaced
  • Entire transmission is inspected for damage and debris
  • Transmission pan is cleaned
  • Pan’s gasket material is replaced

Keep in mind that what your vehicle requires during a transmission service will vary depending on whether you drive an automatic or manual transmission car. It’s also a good idea to keep an eye on your transmission fluid in between services to ensure that it is filled to the proper level. If you notice that the fluid keeps depleting, you more than likely have a leak that needs to be repaired.

If you find that you’re due for a transmission service, the professionals here at R & I Automotive are here to help. Our ASE certified technicians work on just about every make and model of vehicle and specialize in transmission systems. You can trust that we will properly service your transmission and will only recommend a service when needed. Plus, we offer an outstanding warranty at our shop covering you for up to 24 months or 24,000 miles.

If you need transmission service in San Rafael, CA, you can trust the experts in the area with your vehicle here at R & I Automotive. We invite you to call our shop today or schedule a visit using our online appointment form.