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Come to Top Speed motors for a Diagnostic!

Aside from the fact that a consumer might easily miss a symptom a trained mechanic would see or hear when the vehicle is brought in, can you tell the difference between a rattle, buzz, grind, whine and a slip? And do you mean the same thing by those words that we do?


Over 50% of the vehicles that customers bring in for transmission issues, don't need a transmission. The problem is somewhere else in the vehicle. The plain truth is, we simply can't be sure of what's wrong with your transmission until we take a look at the vehicle. Nobody can.

We have trained mechanics with over 30 years of experience who will run all diagnostics and determine what is the problem.

How to Extend the Life of Your Transmission?

  • Check Your Transmission Fluid Regularly: Check your vehicle's owner manual to ensure you check it correctly. If your fluid is low, you have a leak!

  • Service Your Transmission Regularly: Transmissions should be serviced once a year or every 50,000 kilometres, whichever comes first. When it's time to have your transmission serviced, bring your vehicle into Top Speed Motors

  • Maintain External Coolers: One of the main causes of transmission failure is from excessive heat. Maintaining your external coolers will help extend the lifespan of your transmission!

  • Problems Checked Right Away: Having a problem checked right away may save you money in the long run. Transmission problems usually start out small and can escalate quickly to a more serious problem. If you are experiencing any problems with your transmission, bring your vehicle into Top Speed Motors right away!

What Can Decrease the Life of Your Transmission?

  • Driving Before the Engine is Warm: Especially during the cold days, it is important to let the fluid inside your transmission warm up to operating temperature (usually takes about 30 seconds).

  • Rocking Your Vehicle When Stuck: Doing this can make your vehicle's transmission heat up quickly and can damage internal parts.

  • Shifting into Reverse While Your Vehicle is Still Moving Forward: Make sure you always stop completely before shifting into another gear to avoid grinding the gears in your transmission.

  • Racing: Doing so can severely damage the drivetrain.

  • Using an Ill-equipped Automotive Service Centre to Repair Your Transmission: An under qualified technician may not be familiar with the most up-to-date repairs/machinery available or even how to diagnosis your problem correctly. When having transmission diagnosis or repairs done it is always important to seek help from repair centres who specialize in these problems. The expert technicians at Top Speed Motors use the latest technology and skills to address all of your transmission needs!

When Should You Have Your Vehicle Checked?

  • Shifting Problems: Problems can come as a delay in shifting (such as when it takes a few more seconds for your vehicle to shift into a new gear), an unexpected shift or a rough shift, such as a "clunking" feeling when it goes into gear.

  • Slipping While Driving: You may notice your vehicle is not accelerating normally. If you notice this problem with your vehicle, bring it into Topspeed Motors to service right away!

  • Vehicle Just Won't Go: This can be a sign of a major problem; your fluid maybe low, overheated, or an internal problem may be occurring.

  • Transmission Leak: If you notice red fluid in your driveway or your transmission's fluid is low, you may have a leak.

  • Check Engine Light is On: Sometimes this light indicates a transmission problem.

  • Unique Sounds: Sounds such as a hum, a low whine, rumbling, clunking, chattering, or squealing can indicate a transmission problem.

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