Transmissions are one of the most important parts of your vehicle. Whether your vehicle has an automatic transmission or a manual transmission, this component is what makes your car move forward. The transmission works to send the power from the internal combustion engine to the wheels. There are two different types of transmissions that work differently:
- Automatic transmissions shift gears by themselves based on throttle response, vehicle load weight, and speed.
- CVTs, or continuously variable transmissions, are newer transmissions used in smaller cars and hybrid vehicles. Instead of using gears, they use a pulley system to give power to the wheels.
Gone are the days of automatic transmissions with a dipstick. Johnson Automotive & Electric has the tools and expertise needed to check your fluid level and condition.
- Manual transmission requires the driver to use the clutch and gear shift to change the gears manually, depending on the speed and acceleration of the vehicle.
Signs You May Need a Transmission Repair
There are many different signs that there are issues with your vehicle’s transmission. If you experience any of these problems while driving your vehicle, come to Johnson Automotive & Electric, where our technicians can properly diagnose and treat it.
Grinding when changing gears: If you are changing gears in your manual transmission and notice a grinding noise, there is some underlying issue that needs to be looked at. For automatic transmissions, if you notice your vehicle shaking, it is a sign that there is something wrong with the gears.
Problems with shifting gears: A normal transmission allows you to change gears smoothly without any difficulty. If there is any hesitation, jerking, and/or the gears change without you doing so, the transmission needs to be fixed.
Unusual noises and clunks: If you put your vehicle in neutral and hear excessive noises, like clunking noises, come to Johnson Automotive & Electric in Eureka, where our technicians can properly examine your transmission.
Burnt smell: If the transmission fluid looks burnt and/or has a burnt smell to it, there is something wrong with the fluid. Friction from the gears can cause a burnt smell to occur.
Leaking transmission fluid: Transmission fluids are typically red. If you notice a red fluid leaking underneath your vehicle, you need to get your transmission repaired as soon as possible.
Your Reliable Shop for Transmission Repair
Whether you need transmission repair for your Audi, Volkswagen, BMW, Mini Cooper, or any other make or notice any issues with your transmission, you need to get it repaired as soon as possible. Make Johnson Automotive & Electric in Eureka the place you go to fix your transmission. We have been in business since 1981, and our Reliable technicians have years of experience working on transmissions on many different vehicles. We will get your car back in shape and take care of it to keep you safe on the road and ensure that there won’t be any future problems.
Reasons You Should Do Business With Us
If you are in the Eureka, CA, Arcata, CA, Fortuna, CA area, or nearby, don't hesitate to schedule an appointment with Johnson Automotive & Electric either online or by giving us a call at 707-444-8195. Johnson Automotive & Electric - You Will Save Money on Major Repairs When You Perform Routine Maintenance.