The More You Know About Your Automatic Transmission the Better
- There is no clutch pedal in a car with an automatic transmission
- There is no gear shift with an automatic transmission
Although both types of vehicles perform very different functions they still get the same job done and that is put your car into drive so you can go. An automatic transmission basically does all of the work for you and the engineering and functionality of it all can get quite complex.
All transmissions are incredibly intricate and they each require several components in order for it to function properly. One small piece can cause an entire process to perform at a lower level or not even perform at all so it’s best to know some information about your transmission so you can be better prepared in case something goes wrong.
In a nutshell, a transmission’s job is to allow the car engine to run at its narrow range of speed while allowing the entire vehicle to put out a much wider range of speed.
Without the transmission your car would be limited to one gear and you’ll be redlining much sooner that you would like. So if you’re noticing your automatic transmission isn’t shifting when it should or it’s dropping out of gear then it may need to be looked at and possibly rebuilt or replaced.
Depending on the nature of the problem the entire transmission may need to be removed and inspected to see what exactly is going on inside of it.
Tip: Often overlooked, cleanliness is key when it comes to any kind of repair or service to your transmission.
Certain parts of your transmission may need to replaced or rebuilt and if rebuilding other car parts proves to be a challenge to you then you can trust a rebuilt transmission is going to be rather long and frustrating.
Save yourself the time and stress and bring your car in to 2J’s Automotive where the experts can take a look at your car and give it the proper service and repairs it needs to so your engine doesn’t get overworked.
We will give your car a free diagnostic test ($80 value) and get your car back out on the open road. Give us a call at 817-232-9866 if you think you’re experiencing problems with your transmission.