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Transmission Services

The transmission system serves as the intermediary between the engine and the wheels, controlling the power distribution and optimizing vehicle speed. It comes in two main types: manual and automatic. In a manual transmission, the driver shifts gears manually using the clutch pedal. In an automatic transmission, the system shifts gears automatically, adjusting based on factors like speed and engine load. The transmission is equipped with planetary gear sets, clutches, bands, and a torque converter (in automatics), all working together to transmit power to the wheels.

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Maintaining a healthy transmission system is essential for ensuring smooth shifts, efficient power delivery, and overall vehicle performance. Regular care can extend the lifespan of your transmission, prevent costly repairs, and enhance your driving experience.

Common Transmission System Issues:

Fluid Leaks: Transmission fluid leaks can lead to low fluid levels, which can result in poor shifting, overheating, and even transmission failure.

Slipping Gears: Gears slipping or failing to engage properly can cause hesitation, loss of power, and poor acceleration.

Rough Shifting: If the transmission shifts abruptly or hesitates during gear changes, it could indicate issues with solenoids, valves, or the transmission control module.

Clutch Problems (Manual): In manual transmissions, clutch issues like a worn clutch disc or malfunctioning release bearings can lead to difficulty shifting gears.

Transmission Flash:

Transmission flashing, also known as "reflashing," is a process of updating the software or programming of a vehicle's transmission control module. Manufacturers occasionally release updated software to address shifting issues, improve performance, or enhance fuel efficiency. Flashing can be done by a dealership or a certified mechanic using specialized equipment.

The transmission system isn't just a collection of gears; it's the heartbeat of your vehicle's power delivery. By understanding how it functions, prioritizing regular maintenance, and being vigilant about addressing transmission issues promptly, you ensure your vehicle shifts smoothly, accelerates confidently, and performs optimally. Entrusting transmission service to professional mechanics ensures your transmission system remains in top shape, allowing you to enjoy the joys of seamless driving and a well-tuned vehicle.

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At R&E Auto Repair, we provide our customers with quality service at competitive prices. Our highly experienced mechanics offer comprehensive repairs tailored to each individual vehicle, so you can trust that your vehicle will be well taken care of. Stop by and let us help keep your car running like new

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