The transmission is the component of your vehicle that connects the engine to the wheels. The transmission is a crucial element for the performance and reliability of your vehicle, whether you drive a manual, automatic, or semi-automatic. The transmission helps the engine work more efficiently by making sure the output matches the speed and load conditions. The transmission reduces engine output speed and transmits torque through the differential, driveshaft, and wheels because engines operate at high rotational speeds. The transmission switches gears to influence the torque applied to the wheels, varying with the speed of the engine. The duties of transmission fluid vary depending on the type of transmission. The transmission fluid cools the transmission and protects it by lubricating the internal gears and preventing corrosion and rust. In a manual transmission, clutches and gear shifts provide engagement and disengagement, while in an automatic transmission, transmission fluid provides these same operational functions.
If your vehicle's transmission is not working properly, it can cause problems with the performance of your vehicle. An impending transmission service may exhibit symptoms such as grinding gears, difficulty shifting, slipping out of gear, bucking, and hesitation. Excessive noise from your transmission is a sign of transmission problems, even if the transmission is in neutral. Other signs of transmission issues in a manual transmission include a dragging clutch and a clutch that fails to disengage from the flywheel. If this happens, the clutch will keep spinning along with your car's engine, and you'll hear a grinding noise. If there's a burning smell coming from the air vents, it means the transmission fluid is on fire and the transmission is overheating. Negative impacts on your transmission's life can come from extreme driving habits, as well as excessive loads or heavy towing. Old, dirty, and unchanged transmission fluid can cause performance issues because it doesn't provide the necessary pressure and force for automatic transmissions. If you experience any of the warning signs of transmission trouble, contact us today about transmission repair, Regular transmission maintenance as indicated by your vehicle’s manufacturer can help prevent transmission problems.