Transmission Repair and Maintenance Services
Transmission fluid acts as a lubricant for all the moving parts in your transmission. Automatic transmission fluid also acts as a coolant and helps transmit power from the engine to the transmission.
If your vehicle has a manual transmission or stick shift, your manufacturer recommends changing the fluid every 30,000 to 60,000 miles. The service interval for an automatic transmission is every 30,000-80,000 miles, although it’s not a bad idea to have it checked more frequently. For your specific vehicle, always consult your owner's manual for additional service information.
That’s because if there’s a leak and your transmission fluid levels drop, you may not know about it until it’s too late. Chances are you won’t hear any noise or get any other identifiable clues.
We recommend following your vehicle manufacturer's maintenance schedule for complete and proper care of your vehicle. However, it’s important to check your fluid levels every time you have your oil changed. Low fluid levels can seriously damage your transmission. Your Kwik Kar Lube & Tune technician will be happy to do this for you.
Regularly scheduled maintenance service can help you avoid costly repairs—especially when it comes to transmission repair. Stop by and visit your Kwik Kar Lube & Tune today and receive a free visual inspection of your system.
Transmissions To Power the Driveline
There are two types of transmissions: manual and automatic. If you have a manual transmission, you have to shift the gears yourself using a gear shifter and clutch pedal in tandem.
With an automatic transmission, the gears shift themselves. This is done using a system that’s powered by hydraulic pressure. A shift valve controls each shift of the gears and shifts depending on speed, the road, and load conditions.
An automatic transmission is much easier to use. Unlike a manual transmission, you don't have to use a clutch pedal or gearshift lever. The automatic transmission does the work all by itself.
Immensely complex, at its simplest automatic transmissions automatically change to higher and lower gears with changes in the car's speed and the load on the engine. These also take into account the amount of pressure placed on the gas pedal and shift accordingly to increase the engine’s RPMs as necessary to reach the required speed.
Automatic Transmission Essentials
An automatic transmission consists of the following:
The Manual Transmission
Manual transmissions require the use of a clutch to apply and remove engine torque to the transmission input shaft. This happens gradually so that the car can be started from a complete stop.
The manual transmission encompasses a variety of active parts: