Transmission service

Transmission service past due? When was the last time you brought your vehicle in for transmission service?

Let’s suppose you’re going to take some friends out on the boat here in Newport. Of course, you get the boat ready, but what about your tow vehicle?

Think about it – Oregon Coast traffic, hilly terrain. Maybe some dirt roads – and it’s going to be pretty hot. And all the time you’ll be towing several thou>sand extra pounds around Newport roads. That all adds up a lot of severe strain on your transmission. It’s going to be working overtime, spending more time in lower gears. The internal transmission temperature is going to be much higher than normal.

Transmission Service on the Oregon Coast

Oregon Coast drivers need to make sure they have enough transmission fluid. If it runs low, the transmission will run hotter and won’t have the protection it needs to cope with the added stress of towing. Transmission fluid breaks down and gets dirty over time. Whether your family car has an automatic or manual transmission, you should have your tranmission service performed at Steens Master Lube to make sure it runs efficiently.

Transmission Repairs are Expensive

Neglect your family car transmission service for too long, and it can fail. You really don’t want to pay for a major transmission repair even with the reasonable rates at Steens Master Lube.

Pre-trip Checklist

Before you leave your Newport home and head to the boat ramp, bring your vehicle in to Steens Master Lube for a trip inspection. Your Steens Master Lube mechanic will check your fluids, belts and hoses and let you know if your brakes are in good shape. If needed, we can give you a quick transmission service and, hopefully, you’ll only have to worry about remembering the sunscreen for your trip.

Book a Transmission Service Appointment

Come by Steen’s Master Lube at 139 NE Harney St. in Newport, Oregon or give us a call at 541-265-6049 and we’ll assess your transmission service needs.

Automatic Transmissions

Automatic transmissions have gotten more sophisticated in recent years for Newport car owners. Take the number of gears for starters: The base is four speeds, five is very common. Many manufacturers are using six speeds and several have seven or even eight speeds. As you can imagine, this means more parts in your family car’s transmission.

Today’s transmissions are computer controlled. Some high end transmissions have two or three computers. Our experienced technicians at Steens Master Lube in Newport receive ongoing training on transmission service and repair.

Oregon Coast car owners trust that transmissions are engineered to last. But Oregon Coast motorists need to understand that they are also engineered to tighter tolerances. If a portion of the transmission is starved for lubrication, it can lead to failure.

This can happen with not enough fluid. And, if the transmission fluid gets dirty or sludgy, small passages in the transmission can get clogged, then the lubricant is blocked and can’t get to all the parts to protect them, so they wear out prematurely.

Most newer vehicles in Oregon require special transmission fluids – at Steens Master Lube we can make sure you get the type your manufacturer recommends.

As you can imagine, repairing one of these new transmissions can be quite costly at most Newport auto repair shops. That’s why manufacturers have a schedule for how often Newport drivers should change the fluid and what type of fluid to use.

Trust the Transmission Service Experts

To schedule an appointment or learn more ask if your car is due for transmission service, Come by Steen’s Master Lube at 139 NE Harney St. in Newport, Oregon or give us a call at 541-265-6049.

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