When your transmission system fails, you need help fast. At Stateline Nissan, our team of highly qualified automotive technicians will repair or replace your transmission quickly so you can get back behind the wheel.
Understanding the Transmission
Although driving has become commonplace for many people, understanding the inner workings of its many components remains a mystery. Many drivers understand that their car comes with either a manual, an automatic, or a continuously variable transmission (CVT), but are unsure as to what the transmission system actually does. However, as it turns out, the transmission isn’t all that complicated.
Basically, the transmission is responsible for taking power generated by the engine and transmitting it to the wheels. As the engine power increases, the transmission system runs through a series of gears that range in diameter. The larger the gear, the faster the speed.
In cars equipped with an automatic transmission, the transmission system shifts between gears without any driver input. The same is true for CVTs.
However, a manual transmission requires the driver to select when the transmission system shifts to the next gear. The clutch plays a vital role in this shifting of gears as it momentarily disconnects the engine from the wheels.
How Does the Transmission Malfunction?
A wide variety of factors can contribute to a broken transmission. From fluid leaks to a damaged clutch, it takes a thorough vehicle inspection to determine exactly what the problem is. However, there are a few common causes of transmission failure that you might want to keep an eye out for:
- Old or damaged clutch
- Low/dirty fluid
- Incorrect fluid
- Clutch linkage or shift cable needs to be adjusted
Routine maintenance and proper automotive care should help you catch many transmission problems before they occur. But should you find yourself needing immediate transmission repair, contact your local service center.
Repairing Your Transmission System
As a trusted Nissan service center, our team offers fast and professional transmission repairs to Providence and surrounding communities. We use high-quality parts and state-of-the-art equipment to complete all repairs and replacements with speed and precision.
For more information or to schedule a service appointment, contact us today.