Automatic Transmission Services
Your vehicle’s transmission is responsible for transferring forces from the engine to the wheels responsible for propelling your vehicle down the road, also known as drive wheels. The transmission transfers power from the engine to the drive wheels and helps the speed of the wheels match the output of the engine by shifting through a range of gears. The automatic transmission does this work of transferring power from the engine and shifting between gears automatically, allowing the driver to concentrate on regulating the vehicle’s speed and power. There are a number of components involved in an automatic transmission, and any of them are subject to failure. If you need automatic transmission repair or replacement in Knoxville, TN or the surrounding area, please call People’s Choice Auto Repair at (865) 272-3379.
The major components found in an automatic transmission include hydraulic pumps, torque converters, and planetary gear units. The torque converter is the main difference between a manual transmission and an automatic transmission. The torque converter works in a similar manner to the clutch, automatically adjusting to the engine speed and supplying power to the drive wheels. These components rely upon transmission fluid for both lubrication and to apply necessary force and pressure when switching between gears. Because transmission fluid keeps internal gears moving properly, and allows the transmission to perform the function of shifting between gears, having your fluid regularly replaced is vital to the overall health of your transmission.
Why Repair Your Automatic Transmission?
An automatic transmission should be regularly serviced to avoid any major issues and potential replacement. Professional technicians can inspect the various components of your transmission, preventing unexpected failures and keeping your system working properly. Towing heavy loads and allowing your transmission fluid to become contaminated or get too low are the most common problems that lead to the need for automatic transmission service. It is important to regularly check transmission fluid in order to keep the internal components and gears properly lubricated and cleaned. If you notice leaking or grinding noises, this is a sign that there are problems with your transmission.
If you notice a burnt smell coming from the vehicle’s transmission, this may be due to your transmission’s inability to retain fluid, which can result from a lack of routine maintenance. We recommend repairs as quickly as you notice trouble, as replacing a transmission can be extensive. If you need automatic transmission repair or replacement in Oak Ridge, TN or the surrounding area, please call People’s Choice Auto Repair at (865) 272-3379.