Save Big Bucks Through Preventative Maintenance

An automatic transmission generates a lot of heat through friction and it doesn't take long for the (ATF) to heat up once the vehicle is in motion. The normal temperature range of which most transmission and transaxle fluids are designed to operate is about 195 degrees fahrenheit. Elevated temperatures cut the life of the fluid. The approximate life expectancy at various temperatures is as follows:

Transmission Failures Are Usually Caused By:

  • Neglect = Lack of routine maintenance

  • Abuse = Overheating, overloading, racing, and other activities beyond the design critera of the transmission.

  • Normal Wear = Mechanical components do wear out and eventually cause the transmission to fail.


Transmission Failures Due To Elevated Temperatures


195 Degrees fahrenheit Normal operating temperture
220 Degrees fahrenheit Danger
240 Degrees fahrenheit Danger
260 Degrees fahrenheit Failure at 15,000 miles
295 Degrees fahrenheit Failure at 4,000 miles
315 Degrees fahrenheit Failure at 2,000 miles

Brake Repair And Symptoms

Brake pads and brake rotors are wear items and should be inspected regularly and replaced when approximately 1/8" of friction material is left on the brake pad backing plate. Brake rotors should be replaced when at or near the discard thickness engraved on the brake rotor.

Clutch Repair And Symptoms

A complete clutch repair is diagnosing the cause of the problem and replacing all worn or damaged clutch components. Clutch component parts do wear and some self adjust to compensate for normal wear in clutch disc friction material.

Transmission Symptoms

Neglect and overheating causes 90% of all transmission & transaxle failures per industry feedback and most of them are due to worn out transmission fluid. Regular transmission service can help avoid major transmission overhauls.

Differential Repair, Service

High operating temperatures reduce the gear lube's ability to lubricate, which can lead to axle and bearing failure leading to major differential rpairs. Differential service includes draining &fillin with new gear lube. to avoid expensive repairs. Most manufacturers recommend differential service every 30.000 miles.

Clutch Specials And Repair

San Diego Clutch Repair and Service. The clutch repair specials include all four pieces of the clutch, resurfacing of the flywheel and labor. Service the clutch on a regular basis to avoid clutch repairs.

Maintenance Repair And Service

Maintenance Repair & Service. 30K-60K-90K-120K Maintenance repair & service are typical and are not specific to any vehicle. Always refer to the vehicle owners manual.

Transmission Repair Service

Transmission problems are normally due to neglect abuse & worn out transmission fluid. Transmission Problems can be avoided with regular transmission maintenance. Service the transmission about every 20,000 miles to avoid major repairs and costly transmission overhauls.

Transmission Service And Repair

An automatic transmission generates a lot of heat and when operated above 230 degrees for long you are headed for a major transmission problem soon. Transmission coolers keep the transmission cool and avoid major repairs. Transmission coolers with regular transmission maintenance will avoid expensive transmission rebuilds.