How Getting an Annual Automatic Transmission Service will Lead to Lower Cost Maintenance in the Long Run

The philosophy of ‘preventative maintenance’ is an oft-repeated mantra in the automotive world. The idea is that, by having your car serviced regularly, you will avoid inconvenient breakdowns and costly repairs. This concept explains why drivers get frequent oil changes to protect the health of their engine, but should also persuade you to bring your car in for an annual transmission service.

The Auto Trans Australia Quality Commitment

At Auto Trans Australia, we provide thorough automatic transmission services and repairs. We also service manual transmission cars, but automatic transmissions were our original speciality and remain our forte today, 30 years after we launched our business. While we frequently help customers with transmission rebuilds or replacements—usually following breakdowns—we also like to help our customers keep their vehicles in good shape.

Every time we do a transmission rebuild for a customer, we encourage that driver to come back to us once a year for servicing. Quite simply, we don’t want to see our customers paying for the same repair over and over again. Rather, we’d prefer to do the repair once and then service it annually to make sure your transmission continues to run like new.

Sure, bringing your car in once a year for a transmission service takes time and constitutes a minor cost. In the long run, though, the cost of a routine automatic transmission service will be far lower than the cost of a full transmission rebuild or replacement. With proper preventative maintenance habits, there is no reason that a transmission can’t last for as long as you own the car.

What You Receive with a Transmission Service at ATA

When you bring your car to ATA for a routine automatic transmission service, we will use our state-of-the-art equipment to find any flaws or instances of damage before they actively manifest themselves. Our tools include the best diagnostic equipment in the industry, which can aid us in identifying leaks or broken components so that we can fix them on the spot. We will also change out your transmission fluid—a simple but vital step that will protect your transmission for longer.

Too often, drivers procrastinate with transmission servicing because they don’t realise how important it is, or because they think they don’t have the time or money to get their vehicle inspected or repaired. If you notice an issue with your transmission—like sluggish shifting or awful grinding or whining noises—those are common signs of transmission problems and need to be examined immediately. Even if you don’t notice any issues, though, bringing your car into ATA for a quick inspection and service is still a good idea. What you will pay now in transmission service costs is probably just a fraction of what you would pay for a complete transmission failure.

Follow the preventative maintenance philosophy and bring your car into Auto Trans Australia for an annual automatic transmission service. Call us on 1800187267 to schedule an appointment at our Alexandria location.