Transmission Repair and Replacement Services

The transmission in your vehicle is a link between the engine and wheels. Whether you drive a automatic, manual, or semi-automatic automobile, the transmission plays a vital part in your vehicle’s performance and reliability. The transmission keeps the engine output matched with the speed of the vehicle and the weight of the load the vehicle is carrying. Because the engine of your vehicle operates with high rates of rotation, the transmission decreases the speed output of the engine¬†and then transfers¬†torque through the differential to the driveshaft and finally the wheels. If you need transmission repair in Knoxville, TN or the surrounding area, we can help! Call People’s Choice Auto Repair at (865) 272-3379.

transmission repairAs the engine speed changes, the transmission will switch between the various gears influencing the amount of torque that the wheels will receive. Transmission fluid performs a wide variety of duties, depending on the type of transmission it’s meant for. Transmission fluid serves as a cooling agent and protects the transmission by providing lubrication for the internal gears and other components. By preventing corrosion and rust, transmission fluid serves to extend the working life of your vehicle’s transmission, and is crucial to its operation. Clutches and gear shifts provide the necessary pressure to engage and disengage various gears in a manual transmission, while these functions are performed by transmission fluid in an automatic.

Benefits of Transmission Repair

A failing transmission can have negative effects on the performance of your vehicle. Symptoms of a failing transmission include grinding noises when shifting gears, difficulty shifting, your vehicle slipping out of gear, bucking, or hesitation. If you notice excessive noise, even when your vehicle is in neutral, this is a sign of problems with your transmission. In a manual transmission, if you have a dragging clutch (a clutch that fails to disengage from the flywheel), this is a sign of problems with your transmission. When this occurs, the clutch will continue to spin with the engine and produce a grinding noise. If you notice these problems, be sure to have a professional inspect your transmission as soon as possible.

If you notice a burning smell coming from the air vents, this could indicate burning transmission fluid from an overheating transmission. Extreme or heavy driving, excessive loads, or heavy towing can all have negative impacts on your transmission and reduce its working life. It is imperative that transmission fluid be kept full and clean, because the transmission relies on the fluid for a number of applications. Old or dirty transmission fluid can cause performance issues and reduce the life of your transmission as well. If you need transmission repair in Oak Ridge, TN or the surrounding area, please call People’s Choice Auto Repair at (865) 272-3379.