Transmission Service

Do you have questions about your transmission?

We’re here to help. Below are some tips for your transmission, and we have some other information regarding other parts of your car that may need servicing too.

Why Subaru of Puyallup Transmission Service Center?
Subaru of Puyallup transmission repair is designed to meet the needs of people with hectic lives who need quick service for their vehicles delivered by qualified experts. The Puyallup service center consistently meets all of these needs in a professional and cost-effective way, so you can get the safe and reliable performance from your vehicle that you have been craving.

To check your automatic transmission fluid, follow these three steps:

  1. Pull out the dipstick– Put the gearshift in Neutral or Park and the parking brake on, let your engine run. Make sure the engine is warm when you pull the dipstick out. Do not turn off the engine.
  2. Check the fluid– Dip your index finger into the fluid on the dipstick and rub the fluid between your finger and your thumb. The transmission fluid on the dipstick should have a pinkish hue and be close to clear. If it looks or smells burnt or has some particles in it, take it to a mechanic to drain and change the fluid.
  3. Wipe the dipstick- Using a clean, lint-free rag, clean the fluid off of the dipstick, then reinsert it and pull it out again. If the transmission fluid is clear but doesn’t quite reach the “Full” line, use a funnel and pour just enough transmission fluid down the tube to reach the line. WARNING: Do not overfill!

REMEMBER: There are several types of transmission fluid, each made for a specific type of automatic transmission. Newer transmissions require different fluid than the older ones. Since so many different kinds of transmissions are around these days, check your owner’s manual to find out which type your vehicle needs.

A bad transmission and one that’s just low on fluid have many of the same symptoms. If your vehicle hesitates when you shift gears, check the transmission fluid before you let a mechanic start talking about servicing your transmission or selling you a new one. Adding some fluid is a whole lot cheaper than buying a whole new transmission system!

No matter who manufactured your vehicle, you might wonder what kind of transmission problems you should be looking out for so you can stop them before they can cause damage. Some of the common problems include transmission slipping, slowed engagement of transmission gears and trouble shifting into some gears when it gets chilly out.

Regularly servicing your vehicle is very crucial to lengthening the life of a Toyota transmission, just like any other automobile. Every manufacturer strongly suggests certain transmission fluids for its vehicles, and often for every different model. As the transmissions and transmission fluids were made to work as a team, it is good to stick with the suggested fluids.