Common Questions about Vehicle Transmissions

Common Questions about Vehicle Transmissions


Common Questions about Vehicle TransmissionsEven though you rely on your transmission to get you to work and back each day, you might not often think about this crucial component of your vehicle. But at the very least, you'll want to be familiar with signs of transmission trouble so that you know when to get to the shop. If symptoms of transmission trouble go unaddressed, then the problem could soon worsen to the point that you need a new transmission. In such a scenario, you'll want to order a transmission from a reputable supplier. At Total Transmission Supply, we ship expertly rebuilt transmissions to anywhere in America. Here's a look at some of the frequently asked questions about automotive transmissions.

What does the transmission do?

A brief explanation is that your transmission is made up of numerous parts which work together to direct power from your engine to your drive axle. Among your transmission's most important components are its gears. As your car speeds up or slows down, gears shift as necessary. If you have an automatic, then your car does the shifting as you accelerate/decelerate. With a stick shift, the driver manually changes the gears as needed.

What are symptoms of a transmission problem?

One common sign of transmission trouble is gear slippage. Your car may pop out of gear due to contaminants in transmission fluid that obstruct the fluid's flow. Consequently, there isn't enough fluid pressure to keep the car in gear. Other symptoms of a transmission problem include transmission fluid leaks, rough shifting, and grinding.

How often does transmission fluid need to be changed?

Commonly, it's recommended that transmission fluid gets exchanged at some point between 30,000 and 50,000 miles. However, it's always best to refer to your owner's manual for your car's exact requirements. Transmission fluid provides lubrication, fluid pressure, cooling, and rust prevention. This makes it important that you're driving with the right level of clean fluid.

How do I get a high-quality rebuilt transmission sent to me?

If you need a replacement transmission, contact Total Transmission Supply at (855) 907-0390. We'll set you up with just the right transmission for your car, truck, or SUV. Feel free to give us a call today to order an expertly rebuilt transmission that can be shipped anywhere in the United States!


Total Transmission Supply Blog
Posted: February 2022

Written and Published By MORBiZ