Serving the Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, Hayden and Surrounding Area
We are Atlas Automotive, an automotive service shop, nestled in the heart of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. We understand that the transmission is the backbone of your vehicle’s performance. Our skilled technicians are dedicated to ensuring that every gear in your vehicle’s transmission meshes perfectly, providing seamless power transfer from engine to wheels. We’re not just a local shop; we’re your neighbors, proudly serving the entire Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, Hayden, and the surrounding areas with top-notch transmission services. Give us a call any time at (208) 664-0300 to schedule an appointment or schedule it online here.
Whether your vehicle requires a routine transmission service, a complex repair, or a complete overhaul, our team at Atlas Automotive is equipped with the latest tools and expertise to handle it all. We prioritize your vehicle’s health and your peace of mind, ensuring that when you leave our shop, your car will be ready to take on the roads with confidence and reliability. Let us take the wheel when it comes to your transmission needs, and we’ll ensure a smooth ride for every journey ahead.
Transmission Fluid Exchange Service
The Transmission Fluid Exchange Service we offer is a service package that maintains your transmission. We recommend having your coolant exchange service done once a year. Click here to schedule an appointment or give us a call.
- Dissolve and suspends gums and varnish in the transmission valve body, torque converter, pan, filter, cooler, and cooler lines
- Removes old fluid and debris from system
- Install new fluid
- New Filter where applicable
- Reduces hard shifting chattering, and slipping
- Provides cooler operation
- Reconditions seals and extends transmission life
- Must for tow vehicles
Other Transmission Services We Offer
At Atlas Automotive, we prioritize getting to the root of any transmission issue. Our comprehensive transmission diagnostics involve the latest technology to accurately pinpoint problems. From delayed shifting to unexpected surges, we assess every symptom to provide a reliable diagnosis. We ensure that our Coeur d’Alene customers understand the diagnosis and the necessary steps to address it, keeping their vehicles running smoothly and reliably.
Transmission fluid is the lifeline of your vehicle’s transmission system, acting as a lubricant and coolant. Regular checks and changes are crucial, and that’s where we come in. We evaluate the quality and level of your fluid, recommending changes when necessary to prevent wear and overheating. With our service, drivers in Coeur d’Alene and surrounding areas can trust that their transmission fluid is helping to maintain optimal performance.
Preventative maintenance is key to extending the life of your transmission. We provide thorough transmission check-ups, including fluid checks, filter replacements, and inspections for wear. Our goal is to catch and address small issues before they become major concerns. By keeping up with regular maintenance, you’re investing in the longevity and reliability of your vehicle.
Whether it’s a minor fix or a significant repair, our skilled technicians in Coeur d’Alene are equipped to handle it. We’re committed to restoring the performance of your transmission with quality repairs, using only the best parts and fluids. We work diligently to get your car back on the road safely, with a transmission that operates as smoothly as it did when it was new.
Sometimes a simple repair isn’t enough, and a transmission overhaul is necessary. We dismantle your transmission to thoroughly inspect each part, replacing anything that shows wear or damage. It’s a meticulous process, but it’s one that can restore your transmission to factory standards, ensuring it continues to serve you well on the roads of Idaho and beyond.
Rebuilding a transmission is a detailed task that our expert team in Coeur d’Alene approaches with precision. We take the time to rebuild your transmission with top-notch components, ensuring each piece meets our high standards. A rebuilt transmission from Atlas Automotive means renewed performance and peace of mind for every mile ahead.
There are times when a transmission replacement is the most cost-effective solution. Our customers can rely on us for an honest assessment and a replacement if needed. We source the best new or remanufactured transmissions, guaranteeing a perfect match and seamless integration with your vehicle for a fresh start on the road.
Unusual noises from your transmission can be alarming. Our team is adept at identifying and resolving these sounds, which often indicate a deeper issue. We examine every potential cause, from low fluid levels to internal wear, and we remedy the situation with expertise, ensuring that your drives around Coeur d’Alene are as quiet as they should be.
A leaky transmission is a red flag that we at Atlas Automotive take seriously. We thoroughly inspect your transmission to locate the source of any leaks and provide a durable fix. Keeping your transmission fluid at the correct level is vital, and our repairs aim to maintain that integrity so you can drive confidently.
For those hauling heavy loads or tackling tough terrain, a transmission cooler is an excellent investment to prevent overheating. We can install and service transmission coolers, adding an extra layer of protection for your transmission, particularly during the hot Idaho summers or when under extra stress.
Just like oil filters, transmission filters play a pivotal role in keeping contaminants out of your transmission fluid. Regular replacement as part of your maintenance routine can prevent costly transmission damage. We provide filter services to ensure your transmission remains clean and functional.
Transmission slippage is a sign that your vehicle needs immediate attention. It could indicate a variety of issues, from worn gears to pressure problems. We tackle transmission slippage head-on, diagnosing the cause and repairing it promptly to restore your transmission’s grip and your safety on the road.
Important Transmission Information
Your vehicle’s transmission is a critical component that demands attention and care. As the heart of your car’s drivetrain, it ensures that the power from the engine is transmitted to the wheels with precision. We understand the importance of a well-maintained transmission for seamless gear shifts and reliable performance.
Whether you’re commuting daily or embarking on long journeys, knowing the basics of transmission care can significantly enhance your vehicle’s longevity and drivability. Let’s explore some essential aspects every car owner should be aware of to keep their transmission in peak condition.
Understanding Transmission Basics
A car’s transmission is crucial for converting engine power into wheel movement. It’s a complex system that uses gears and gear trains to provide speed and torque conversions from a rotating power source to another device. It’s important for car owners to know that maintaining a transmission is key to a car’s longevity, requiring regular fluid checks and changes to prevent wear and overheating.
Recognizing Transmission Symptoms
Be vigilant for signs of transmission trouble: hesitation when shifting gears, unusual noises like whining or clunking, or a burning smell. These symptoms can indicate low fluid levels, the need for a fluid change, or internal wear and tear. Ignoring these signs can lead to more severe and costly repairs down the line.
Importance of Transmission Fluid
Transmission fluid serves as both a lubricant and a coolant for the moving parts inside your vehicle’s transmission. Over time, this fluid can degrade or become contaminated, leading to inadequate lubrication and cooling. Car owners should check the transmission fluid regularly and replace it according to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations.
When to Service Your Transmission
Most manufacturers suggest a transmission service every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, but this can vary based on your driving habits and vehicle type. Towing heavy loads, frequent stop-and-go traffic, and driving in extreme conditions can necessitate more frequent service intervals.
The Cost of Neglecting Transmission Health
Neglecting transmission health can lead to a total transmission failure, which is one of the most expensive repairs for a vehicle. Regular checks and maintenance can prevent these issues and extend the life of your transmission, saving money and hassle in the long term.
Remember, the transmission is as vital to your car’s performance as the engine. Keep it in good working order to ensure a smooth and reliable ride.
Mon. – Thurs. 7:30am-5:00pm
Closed Weekends – We We are closed weekends in order for our employees to have time with their families.
Drop Box – You may use our convenient drop box to leave your car anytime.
Pick Up After Hours – If you need to pick up your vehicle after hours, please call us during business hours and we will do our best to accommodate you.