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