Signs You Need Transmission Service:
- Grinding gears
- Difficulty shifting
- Slipping out of gear
- Heavy noise in neutral
- Dragging clutch
- Clutch failing to disengage
- Burning smell in air vents
If you are experiencing these or any other problems come see our personalized friendly Transmission service in action at R&M Auto Center in Mt. Holly, NC.
How Does My Transmission Keep Me Moving?
The transmission transfers the force from the engine to your wheels. Whether you drive a manual, automatic, or semi-automatic vehicle, the transmission is important to the performance and reliability of your vehicle. The transmission keeps engine output consistent with speed and load conditions.
Because engines operate at high rotational speeds, the transmission reduces engine output speed and transmits torque through the multiple drive line parts. As engine speed fluctuates, the transmission switches between the gears that adjust the amount of force applied to the wheels.
Why Service My Transmission Fluid?
Transmission fluid performs a variety of duties, depending on the grade of the fluid. Transmission fluid acts as a cooling agent and protects the transmission by lubricating the internal components. In a manual transmission, clutches and gear shifts provide pressure and force.
In an automatic transmission, transmission fluid provides these same duties of force and pressure. A faulty transmission can affect your vehicle’s performance. When this occurs, the clutch continues to spin with your vehicle’s engine, and a grinding noise will occur.
Things that can negatively impact the life of your transmission include:
- Extreme driving habits
- Excessive vehicle loads
- Heavy towing habits
Because of the necessary pressure and force provided by transmission fluid in automatic transmissions, old, dirty, and unchanged transmission fluid can cause performance issues. Regular transmission service can help prevent transmission problems.