Transmission Repair & Why It's Important

The transmission is essential to the function of your vehicle. The main function of the transmission is transferring engine power to the driveshaft and rear wheels (or axle halfshafts and front wheels in a front-wheel-drive vehicle). Transmission issues and repairs can differ depending on your vehicle being automatic or manual.

Manual transmissions, just as they sound, require you to manually change gears while driving the vehicle. While engaging the clutch, you shift gears in the driver's seat depending on RPM.
Automatic transmissions differ because it does the grunt work for you, changing gears fluidly as you push on the gas pedal. Overall, automatic transmissions will be better for fuel economy, but are more complex

Common Transmission issues

Manual transmission vehicles need transmission fluids, these fluids keep gears lubricated and to prevent grinding. However, automatic transmission vehicles need transmission fluid to create the hydraulic pressure that actually powers movement within the transmission. If your transmission fluid is dirty, or isn’t at the right level, transmissions can overheat and essential gears can slip. This can lead the gears to become ground down. In some cases, especially in automatic transmissions, this can cause total vehicle failure.

Problems with a worn down clutch can become an issue specifically for manual transmissions. When worn down, this can burn up a manual transmission. The clutch is the part of a manual transmission system that controls the connection between the shaft coming from the engine and the shafts which turn the wheels, making it an important factor is the performance and safety of your vehicle.

Factory scheduled maintenance is essential for your safety and the safety of your entire vehicle, having your transmission serviced is important. Clearing out and replacing transmission fluid and using the right transmission fluid are ways of maintaining a healthy transmission. You can trust the experts at Olympia Auto Repair for proper transmission maintenance