Transmission Shop in Statesboro, GA
Transmission Replacements and Transmission Service
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An automatic transmission is an aluminum case containing a torque converter, an arrangement of planetary gears, clutches & bands, servos, a hydraulic system, solenoids, and a valve body. The transmission and differential are combined into a single housing called a transaxle on front-wheel-drive cars.
An automatic transmission/transaxle changes the engine’s speed and torque in relation to the speed and torque of the drive wheels. This keeps the engine’s output matched as close as possible to varying road speeds and loads. The torque converter, connected to the transmission/transaxle input shaft, connects, multiplies, and interrupts the flow of engine torque into the transmission.
Most of today’s automatic transmissions/transaxles do not require any regular adjustments. Check your owner’s manual to see if any adjustments are needed, or take your vehicle to a trusted transmission shop. Regular maintenance of your transmission can extend its life and improve the overall performance of your vehicle. Owner’s manual recommendations on transmission fluid changes vary considerably and may go as high as 100,000 miles or more. Have your vehicle’s transmission fluid flushed every three years or 36,000 miles by a transmission shop like D & R Car Care in Statesboro, GA, for the best results. Most transmission failures are heat-related, and automatic transmission fluid breaks down rapidly when subjected to high temperatures. Driving conditions such as trailer towing, quick stops and starts, ascending and descending mountains, and wheel-spinning in slippery conditions are but a few scenarios that can devastate the life of the transmission fluid, ultimately leading to transmission repair services. Although changing the fluid yourself is not difficult, it’s probably best left to a qualified auto repair service technician with years of experience at a trusted transmission shop such as D & R Car Care in Statesboro, GA.
An aluminum or iron housing containing an arrangement of bearings, synchronizers, shift forks, gears, and shafts. The input shaft receives engine torque from the clutch disc, and the output shaft delivers power to the driving wheels. The transmission and differential are combined into a single housing called a transaxle on front-wheel-drive cars.
A manual transmission changes the engine’s speed and torque in relation to the speed and torque of the drive wheels. This keeps the engine’s output matched as close as possible to varying road speeds and loads.
Check your vehicle owner’s manual to determine when your vehicle’s transmission maintenance might require a lubricant change. Regular maintenance is crucial to keep your vehicle running smoothly. The technician should also check the fluid levels of the lubricant in your vehicle’s transmission system at every oil change. Ensure that any lubricant used for changes and “top-off” meets the vehicle manufacturer’s requirements. This information is also in your owner’s manual. Symptoms of internal transmission problems may include difficulty when shifting gears, grinding when shifting gears, a growling or whining noise with the transmission in a specific gear range, and popping out of gear. Ignoring these symptoms can lead to more severe and costly transmission problems down the line. Pinpointing problems in the transmission is best left to a professional D & R Car Care technician.