Every vehicle on the road has a transmission. Whether it be manual or automatic, the transmission assembly is responsible for transmitting power from the engine to the wheels which in turn propels your vehicle forward. And, as the speed of your vehicle increases, the gear ratios within the transmission need to change. This keeps your engine in its power band, at its optimal efficiency regardless of how fast you are traveling.

Transmission systems are incredibly complicated and involve the coordination of dozens of high-precision moving parts. In order for this sophisticated system to work, there needs to be adequate lubrication within the transmission casing. This lubrication is provided by specially formulated transmission fluid, which must be kept clean for ideal performance. The level of the fluid is also important to maintain operating temperature and to keep excess heat from building up with ongoing operation.

Most Common Transmission Services

For routine service work on an automatic transmission a complete fluid flush gives the best results. Most vehicle manufacturers recommend replacing your transmission fluid every 30,000 miles, though not all vehicles are the same. Less common are issues with the transmission hardware itself; these cases can be handled by replacing the transmission with a rebuilt one. This tends to be the most economical solution for faulty transmissions. To safeguard against potential transmission problems, Thompson Automotive recommends having your transmission fluid flushed regularly.

We offer the BG Automatic Transmission Flush. This allows us to clean out the transmission prior to exchanging the dirty fluid with new Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF). The flush system removes deposits from the valve body, filter screen, and other internal components. This process also allows us to add BG Automatic Transmission Conditioner to the fluid which eliminates hard shifting, chattering, and slipping. Thompson Automotive is confident that a BG Automatic Transmission Flush will help keep your vehicle on the road for many miles to come.

When to Make an Appointment With Thompson Automotive

Symptoms of a faulty transmission may not present themselves until it’s too late! The best way to keep your transmission healthy is to schedule regular flushes according to the manufacturer of your vehicle. If your vehicle appears to be not shifting gears correctly or if there is noise when shifting, it’s time to make an appointment with one of our ASE-certified transmission specialists. Foregoing a problematic transmission will almost certainly result in a breakdown of the entire transmission system — a critical aspect of any vehicle. And, without a properly functioning transmission, there won’t be any way to get power to where it is needed, effectively immobilizing the vehicle and requiring thousands in costly repairs.

Don’t put off getting the quality transmission care your vehicle needs. Rely on the auto mechanics at Thompson Automotive for complete transmission service, from routine flushes to complete transmission replacements and more.