Transmissions are incredibly important to your vehicle’s health. This essential component moves your car through the gears as it changes speeds, meaning that when it’s not working properly, your engine won’t run.
There are two kinds of transmissions – manual and automatic. Both require regular maintenance in order to function at a high level.
Vehicles with manual transmissions (stick shift/clutch) typically have a lower purchase price than those with automatic transmissions. They also burn less fuel, accelerate faster and are (usually) less expensive to maintain. The downside of manual transmissions is that they require more effort for drivers to learn how to use them properly and they can be tougher to navigate in difficult traffic situations.
Automatic transmissions provide car owners with the freedom to drive with relative ease and not worry about shifting gears while keeping their eyes on the road. This style of transmission is also typically gentler on your vehicle’s drive train when compared to an improperly driven manual transmission.
No matter what type of transmission your vehicle has, at some point you will experience issues with it as your vehicle ages. Some common transmission problems include leaking fluid, whining or humming sounds and gears not properly shifting.
If you notice any of these problems, be sure to call Saint’s Automotive Service Center at 763-389-9777 right away. Our friendly technicians are well-versed in transmission repair no matter what type of vehicle you have. We have over 25 years’ worth of experience working on both foreign and domestic vehicles, so be sure to get in touch with us today if you have any questions or concerns regarding your transmission.