Reasons You Should Service Transmission
Posted on March 12, 2020
No One Can Service Your Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, or Jeep Transmission Better Than An Authorized Dealer
Chrysler introduced its first automatic transmission in 1954. While not the first to the market, the PowerFlite transmission was less complex and more robust than competitors, along a hallmark of Chrysler engineering. If you ever recall seeing an older car with four push buttons on the dashboard to select the gears, it's likely you were looking at a Chrysler-built model from 1956 to 1961.
Today the Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, and Jeep lines utilize 18 separate automatic transmissions and 6 different manual transmissions, not to mention those vehicles equipped with a dual-clutch transmission or a continuously-variable transmission (CVT).
Each and every one of those over two dozen transmissions has specific service intervals for optimum performance, as well as to help ensure a long life. Your vehicle's owner's manual will provide you with exact service schedule you need to follow to keep your transmission operating properly.
While many repair shops claim to maintain and repair transmissions, along with national chains that specialize in transmission repair, none are equipped to handle the job the way a authorized Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Jeep dealer service department like Caledon Chrysler can.
Factory Trained Technicians
Today's transmissions are more technically advanced and use complex systems to control its functions. Technicians require both computer and mechanical skills using sophisticated testing equipment to diagnose transmission issues. Chrysler's training programs provide technicians the knowledge required to work on these varied and sophisticated transmissions, and also receive specialized training each time a new model is introduced.
The Same Parts Your Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, or Jeep Was Built With
The parts installed on your car, truck, or SUV at an authorized dealership are the same parts that were used to build your vehicle. Aftermarket replacement parts are usually reverse-engineered, which means that the manufacturer took an OEM component and measured it. They then produce replica parts from those measurements. Only genuine Mopar parts are made using the same blueprints and match exactly what came from the factory.
Some of the equipment required is available only to Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Jeep dealers. These include special service tools that are required to properly execute certain repairs. These aren't typically owned by independent repair facilities as they are expensive and use infrequently. As a result certain repairs or maintenance operations are difficult or incomplete for anyone other than an authorized dealership.
Repairs You Don't Need To Pay For
When servicing your Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, or Jeep at Caledon, your vehicle's VIN will be entered into a computer which will notify the service team if there is a recall or service bulletin on your vehicle. A recall is almost always safety related and relatively urgent to correct. These are repairs or services for which the manufacturer will reimburse the dealership so there's no cost to you. If you took your vehicle to an independent repair shop and they repaired or replaced a component covered under a recall or a service bulletin, you have to pay for that out of your own pocket and then seek reimbursement.
To properly maintain the transmission, automatic, manual, or other, turn to the true experts with factory training, tools, and support at Caledon Chrysler to keep your Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, or Jeep operating properly and saving you money in the long run.