Transmission Maintenance and Repair Questions

What are the telltale signs I’ve got a problem with my transmission?

If your transmission is slipping, clunking, or if any gears are not working you must bring your car in to a certified transmission shop as soon as possible. Many problems with transmissions can become worse over time. The sooner you address the problem the better. Transmission fluid leakage or discoloration are also symptoms that you have a problem.

What is the cost of replacing a transmission?

Replacing an automatic transmission can be very expensive. That is why it is key to keep up on the maintenance of your vehicle and address any issues as they arise. It is important to check your transmission fluid level periodically to insure proper level, color and consistency. A transmission flush and filter change should be done every 30,000 miles, or at any time you are experiencing the above symptoms of wear.

Why should you bring your vehicle to National Transmission?

With many years of experience and great word of mouth buzz National Transmission is ready to take on any repair, replacement or rebuild on your car or truck’s transmission. Our certified mechanics are well versed in your vehicle, no job is to big or small. See what our customers are saying about us or leave a message about a job well done on our business page located here:
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Transmission Basics Explained:

What is the purpose of a transmission?

Both the manual transmission and the automatic transmission’s primary job is to allow the engine to operate in its narrow range of speeds while providing a wide range of output speeds. Without a transmission, a car or truck would only have one gear ratio.

What is a manual transmission?

Wikipedia defines A manual transmission, also known as a manual gearbox or standard transmission (informally, a manual, standard, or stickshift, (U.S.) as a type of transmission used in motor vehicle applications. Manual transmissions utilize a driver-operated clutch, typically operated by a foot pedal (automobile) or hand lever (motorcycle), for regulating torque transfer from the internal combustion engine to the transmission, and a gear stick, either operated by foot (as on a motorcycle) or by hand (as in an automobile).

What is an automatic transmission?

Wikipedia defines An automatic transmission (also called automatic gearbox, or “Straight shift”‘) as a type of motor vehicle transmission that can automatically change gear ratios as the vehicle moves, freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually. Automatic transmissions have been used in the manufacturing of cars for well over 100 years.