29 Berard Dr.
South Burlington, VT
Our transmission services are priced competitively and include:
Automatic transmissions change gears based on the driver’s gas pedal, shifting engine speed and vehicle load automatically. Typically, an automatic transmission has a 4-5 forward gear ratio, including gears for reverse, park, and neutral. When the car is in drive gear, there is no need for the driver to operate a clutch pedal, as the car changes gears automatically. Repair of automatic transmissions is highly specialized, so it is recommended that any transmission issues be diagnosed and managed by an expert technician.
Both automatic and manual transmission cars contain clutches, although they are of different. When either transmission is shifting gears, the clutch will engage and disengage from the flywheel, transferring torque throughout the transmission. The purpose of a clutch is to help your vehicle start and to shift gears smoothly. The torque generated creates a lot of wear and tear on your clutch, which will eventually cause it to wear out. If your clutch starts to slip or makes noises, we will be able to tell you whether or not you need a new clutch.
Four-wheel drive Transmission
Four-wheel (4×4) drive vehicles have both front and rear axles, differential gears, and a transfer case that is attached to the transmission. Four-wheel drive vehicles require regular maintenance on the transfer case, the front and rear differentials, and the transmission fluids.
Front-wheel drive Transmission
On vehicles that are front-wheel drive, the engine only drives the front wheels. The transmission sends power to the final drive, then it is split. Through the drive axles, power is sent to the two front wheels. The front of the car houses the engine, the transmission, and additional automotive hardware.
Vehicles that have manual transmissions require the use of a clutch pedal and gear shift, that drivers use to manually shift gears based on the engine RMPs and speed of the vehicle. Manual transmissions contain between two to eight gears. Front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive are the two main configurations for manual transmissions. By nature, manual transmissions require less maintenance then automatic transmissions.
At Priority Auto, our expert technicians can diagnose your transmission problems, and then recommend the service you need to ensure safety and to improve performance and extend the lifetime of your vehicle.