Transmission Magicians: FAQ's
Could a fluid change solve my problem?
Your transmission problem could possibly be resolved by a simple transmission fluid change. Depending on the symptoms, a fluid change, along with replacing the filter and making the necessary adjustments, may solve the problems you are experiencing with your transmission. If the transmission has an internal problem, a fluid change will not remedy the situation. In any event, the vehicle will be evaluated as part of our Comprehensive Transmission Analysis.
What causes my check engine or overdrive light to be on or flashing?
Many different factors can cause this to occur. Transmissions today are computer controlled. So if a malfunction with your vehicle occurs, the computer recognizes this and stores a code. These lights are on to get the drivers attention, so don't ignor them. We have the trained technicians and equipment to properly diagnose these problems.
WHY CHOOSE Transmission Magicians?
We have Certified Technicians and the latest computerized diagnostic equipment. Furthermore, our computerized automotive information system provides detailed data for your vehicles by year, make and model to ensure that your vehicle repairs and maintenance are in complete compliance with your manufacturer's warranty. Other data includes lists of "high tech" specialty lubricants required for your particular vehicle, the latest service procedures, diagnostic information and factory issued Technical Service Bulletins. The bottom line is efficient, dependable and cost effective service for you!
How often should I have my transmission checked?
Consult your owner's manual for recommended maintenance schedules, but practicing preventive maintenance can extend your car's and its transmission's life. We recommend an annual check of your vehicle's transmission in order to catch little problems before they become big problems. Consult your owner's manual for recommended maintenance schedules, but practicing preventive maintenance can extend your car's and its transmission's life. We recommend an annual check of your vehicle's transmission in order to catch little problems before they become big problems.
What is the difference between a "Transmission Flush" and a traditional Transmission Service?
While the "Flush" is a great way to sell lots of fluid, the traditional service is the safest way to maintain your transmission. First, most flushes do not include replacement of the filter (which is in the bottom pan). Second, normal wear and contaminants settle into the bottom pan. When a flush is performed without the pan removal, that material is now blown into other sensitive areas that may not tolerate debris very well. Thus, creating problems that may lead to costly repairs. Think of it this way, most people wouldn't think about changing their engine oil without changing the oil filter. Most automatic transmissions have the same requirements. In addition the traditional service allows for better evaluation of your transmission's condition.
Does your current repair shop have ATRA-certified technicians actually working on customer cars?
Transmission Magicians is open five days a week. Our ATRA-certified technicians are available to offer you repairs on your vehicles transmission during all hours of operation.
I have a fleet of vehicles. Can you service them?
Fleet and Corporate accounts are always welcome at Transmission Magicians, Inc. Please talk to one of our representatives for details, or E-Mail our fleet coordinator.
What type of transmission fluid should I use in my car?
There are different types of transmission fluid depending on what make vehicle you have. So before adding any fluid, either check the dipstick on your transmission (for fluid tupe) or contact us to make sure you're adding the correct fluid. If you are having to add fluid to your transmission there could possibly be a leak.
I Have a "CHECK ENGINE" light on. Could this indicate a transmission problem?
Yes it could. Bring the vehicle down to Transmission Magicians, Inc. so we can access the onboard transmission control computer to see if any codes have been stored in memory that indicate this.