18 MONTHS OR 25,000 KM WARRANTY ON PARTS AND WORKMANSHIP
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Automatics

NOT SURE WHAT’S WRONG?  HERE ARE SOME COMMON AUTOMATIC PROBLEMS:


The “Trans Light” or “A/T” light is flashing
This indicates that your transmission computer has sensed a problem.  A transmission specialist can diagnose this.
 
I have only one gear
This is called a fail-safe condition, or limp home mode.  It allows you to drive your vehicle to your nearest garage, or transmission specialist, for help.

The engine is revving during gear changes
This is slipping of the clutches.  Seek assistance as soon as you notice this problem.

The vehicle does not move when in “D” or “R”
Your vehicle will have to be transported to a workshop if it has lost drive.  Contact us – we can either arrange to have your vehicle towed into us, or we may be able to collect on our vehicle trailer.

Automatic Transmissions



In our 41 years of trading we’ve learnt a thing or two about automatic transmissions. We are one of the premier reconditioning and rebuilding specialists in New Zealand, and we  guarantee all our serviced transmissions and gearboxes have followed the same strict processes. 

Before the vehicle is serviced, it is given a free, no obligation test drive to identify any issues it may present with, which may not be fixed with a service.

We are normally able to complete a service within 1- 1 1/2 hours and have a waiting room available for your use, should it suit you to wait. 

Once your service is completed, and the oil changed with the correct grade, it is then test driven to ensure it is operating satisfactorily.
 
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Standard Automatic Servicing



Your automatic transmission contains a large quantity of transmission fluid that lubricates parts, transfers heat and transmits power to the wheels.

This fluid deteriorates with time and heat.  As the oil breaks down, contaminants form and your transmission will start wearing prematurely.  Modern automatic transmissions are extremely complex and sensitive to contaminant and sludge build up.

The most effective thing you can do to extend the life of your transmission and keep it working correctly is to carry out regular transmission flushing to remove contaminants and replace the fluid.  In addition your transmission may also require a filter change at specific intervals.

We carry a full range of transmission fluids to match your requirements whether it is for a Jaguar Mark 2 or a late model BMW with a ZF transmission.

Due to the large variations in modern transmission we advise you to call or email us so we can give a specific recommendation for your vehicle.
 

European Transmission Servicing



European vehicles have their own specific requirements.  Specialist knowledge and equipment is required when servicing these vehicles.  Specific transmission fluids are required along with special procedures to check the oil level.

Despite many handbooks stating the transmission fluid is “filled for life”, the design life of a transmission is 100,000kms.  Typically by this point, the transmission fluid is very dark and full of contamination from wear and tear.

We strongly recommend all European vehicles are serviced at this time to extend their working life.  It is also important that the transmission computer, or ECU is scanned on European vehicles during a service.  By clearing historic fault codes and resetting the ECU, better shift quality often results.  Due to the technical nature of these procedures, most workshops will not do this as they do not have the specific knowledge.

Correctly maintained, your automatic should give you many trouble free miles.  When problems do occur the best advice is to seek professional help as soon as possible to avoid a minor ailment becoming a major one. 

 
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Towing with your Automatic



Towing a trailer or boat can place severe loads on a transmission and shorten its life.  Follow the guidelines below to help your transmission survive towing.  (Please consult your owner's manual for specific requirements).

Use lock low “L”

When you’re on the boat ramp or pulling a load up a steep incline, manually shift your transmission into the “L” position.  Shift the lever manually up into drive, as you begin moving.

Avoid using overdrive

Cancel the OD.  If you don’t have an OD cancel button then manually shift the transmission into “3” to stop it shifting into overdrive.


 

Cooler Kits



Overheating is one of the biggest causes of premature transmission failure (over 80%) so it makes sense to add extra cooling.  We have a range of cooler kits to suit your vehicle and its intended purpose.  Many factory systems do not supply sufficient cooling, especially as the vehicle gets older and the radiator unit begins to lose its efficiency.  We strongly recommend cooler units for RV’s, or any vehicle that is used for towing.
 
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18 MONTHS OR 25,000 KM WARRANTY ON PARTS & WORKMANSHIP*

APPROVED AND PREFERRED BY THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY FOR ALL QUALITY WORK

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We will carry out any transmission/gearbox related work on your vehicle (in accordance with your insurance company’s insurance requirements) and will provide full reports to your insurance company, should they be required.  First we just need you to call us to arrange an appointment time to bring your vehicle in, and make sure you bring your service record book in with you.  We will do the rest.