Transmission Care In Federal Way Washington

 

Do you have any plans around Federal Way Washington for the weekend? Maybe you and some friends and are taking the boat up to the lake. Maybe you’ll be having a lot of fun water skiing and doing a little fishing.

You got the boat all ready. It’s all gassed up. You packed lots of snacks and the cooler’s stocked – ready to go.

How about your tow vehicle? It has plenty of gas and you’ve even vacuumed it out, but is your car maintenance up to date?

Stop and think. You’ll have some heavy traffic on your way out of town. Hilly terrain as you get to the lake. Some dirt roads – and it may be hot weather. And all the time you’re going to be towing around several thousand extra pounds.

That all adds up a lot of severe strain on your engine, brakes and transmission. Your transmission’s going to be working overtime, spending more time in lower gears. The internal transmission temperature is going to be much higher than normal. What’s a fun little blast to the lake for you is really severe duty for your transmission.

It’s important that you have enough transmission fluid. If you’re running low, the transmission will run to hot and won’t have the protection it needs to cope with the added stress of towing.

And if it’s time for a transmission service, you really should have it done at Northshore Auto Repair before your trip. Transmission fluid breaks down and gets dirty over time. Whether you have an automatic or manual transmission, you need to have it serviced on schedule to make sure it runs efficiently.

Automatic transmissions contain a maze of passages that the fluid has to pass through to keep it shifting smoothly. If you neglect transmission service, the passages can get clogged up and you start to have problems. Neglect your transmission for too long, and it can fail. Believe us – you don’t want to pay for a major transmission repair.

You know, most of us in Federal Way Washington do a lot of our driving under severe conditions. Towing or hauling a big load is obvious, but there are lots of other things that constitute severe driving conditions. Things like short trips or driving in very hot or very cold weather. Also, dusty roads, city driving around Federal Way, and basically any driving that’s not at highway speeds or under ideal conditions is severe driving. We all need to think about whether or not we need to follow the severe service schedule.

So, consider coming in for an oil change and service inspection before you leave for vacation to make sure everything has been looked at. Ask for a trip inspection while you’re at it. Your Federal Way Washington service technician at Northshore Auto Repair can check your belts and hoses and let you know if your brakes are in good shape.

Our Reviews

Northshore Automotive

Alfred Hicks
Alfred Hicks

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

I have had a couple of my vehicles for several different things. I have always found them to be extremely knowledgeable about my vehicles and dedicated to doing the job right. Most important, their honesty is above reproach. My most recent experience with Northshore Automotive involved a problem with the motorized seat in my wife’s car. They took the time to diagnose the problem and make a repair rather than replacing the entire seat assembly, getting the car back in service the same day and saving me a ton of money.

Gerald Reetz
Gerald Reetz

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 years ago

Great customer service, up front estimates. Job done right the first time every time

Alek Mellen
Alek Mellen

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 months ago

Northshore has been by far the best experience I’ve had with auto shops. They are true professionals. I have an older Jeep and they understand that I’m just trying to keep it alive, of course there’s numerous things wrong with it but I go there with a specific problem, they diagnose and find the problem, and fix it. No BS ever. 100% recommended. You get what you pay for, high quality work, but that being said I don’t feel I’ve ever paid too much!

Also brought my girlfriends newer car there and they were able to fix it up real quick.

Denise Franklin
Denise Franklin

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Amazing customer service. Very friendly staff. This is me new go to auto repair shop!

Don MacDonald
Don MacDonald

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

The staff is always competent and professional. I have been a satisfied customer for 10 years and plan to continue.

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