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Monthly Archives: October 2015

DO I NEED TO SERVICE MY TRANSMISSION?

DO I NEED TO SERVICE MY TRANSMISSION?

Customers often ask us if and when they should service their automatic transmission. The short answer…only service your transmission if you want it to last. The number one killer of automatic transmissions is heat. Your fluid is working hard all the time to get rid of the heat caused by normal driving conditions. However, as the fluid properties break down with miles and age, it no longer dissipates heat the way it should. That’s why it is so important to service your transmission regularly. The good news is that the service interval for your transmission is about 60,000 miles. We recommend having the first service done by 80,000 miles and then every 60k thereafter. What’s Involved in a Transmission Service? Every good service should start with a test drive. It’s important to know how the transmission is working before it gets worked on. At L ... read more

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SAVE $4,000 ON YOUR NISSAN/INFINITI TRANSMISSION

SAVE $4,000 ON YOUR NISSAN/INFINITI TRANSMISSION

A common problem for the Nissan RE5R05A transmission is antifreeze getting into the transmission fluid. The radiator cooler for the transmission is prone to cross leaks in certain Nissan models (Pathfinder, Xterra, Armada, Frontier, Titan, and certain Infiniti models as well). Antifreeze is bad for the transmission for two reasons. First, the chemicals in antifreeze eat away at the clutch linings inside the trans. Second, in the RE5R05A trans, the computer is located inside the pan and is submerged in transmission fluid. These computer systems don’t mind being bathed in oil…but they do mind getting water in their circuits. The fix for this problem is a complete transmission rebuild with a new computer, which costs about $4000. The good news is that there is a simple way to prevent this problem from happening. To keep antifreeze out of the transmission fluid, you s ... read more

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