The transmission is complex – indeed, it’s the most complex piece of equipment in today’s cars and trucks. Just about the only thing most people can do on their own to service their transmission is to check its fluid levels on a regular basis. Any maintenance or repair work beyond that should be completed by qualified transmission repair specialists, like those at our Fort Worth service center. The consequences of improper maintenance could easily end up costing thousands of dollars down the road.
So, how do you know whether you need transmission repair, a full rebuild, or even a new transmission altogether? Unless you’re already a trained transmission specialist, you’re going to have to rely on a professional to diagnose your transmission, and advise you on the repairs it needs.
The Multistate Transmission Ft. Worth Performance Check
Here at Multistate Transmission® Ft. Worth, maintaining and repairing transmissions is our primary business. It’s why we offer a thorough Performance Check that will diagnose your transmission’s performance and operation, along with solutions for any problems we find. We’ll do it at no charge – just bring your car in and we’ll get to work.
When we say comprehensive, we mean just that! Our our Performance Check includes many steps designed to give us a comprehensive look at your transmission and any repairs it might need. We start with a fluid check. When a transmission is in good working order the fluid will be red and clear, without any discoloration or unpleasant odor. Next, we move on to a road test, where we look for evidence of slipping and shifting problems like harsh shifts, delayed shifts, or early shifts.
Then complete a pan inspection that examines the inside of the transmission. Here, we’re looking for excessive metal particles. Any transmission pan inspection will show some metal particles, but if there are more than there should be, it usually indicates internal parts are wearing indicating potential transmission damage that could indicate transmission repairs are needed.
The final step is a complete lift inspection, to identify if the transmission repairs, adjustments or a full replacement is needed. Our checklist for this procedure is extensive, and includes checking the following:
- Neutral Switch
- Throttle Linkage
- Manual Linkage
- Modulator Vacuum
- Transmission Mounts
- Fluid Retention
- Electronic Components
Whatever kind of vehicle you drive, the transmission specialists at our Fort Worth center can help you with diagnosis, maintenance, and repairs. Call us at (817) 921-6155 to schedule your free transmission repair inspection and analysis!