Transmission Repair

With proper maintenance, a transmission typically lasts you the lifetime of your car. However, when maintenance is neglected, transmission components get damaged in an accident, or for other unforeseen reasons, your transmission may expire prematurely. In this case, call General Automotive Servicenter—we offer transmission service, repair and replacement to our customers in Gaithersburg and throughout Montgomery County.

Your car’s transmission helps transfer the energy produced by the engine to the wheels, so that they can propel your car forward. Without going into much detail, transmission is one of the key factors in your car’s fuel efficiency. As the gears are switched, transmission controls your engine’s rotation speed, which in turn affects the amount of fuel used. While there are other types of transmissions available these days, automatic and manual are the two most common transmissions.

Transmission fluid is one of the most important components of any transmission system, and at General Automotive Servicenter we offer 100% transmission fluid flushes to help you maintain the fluid’s health. We can also diagnose and repair a variety of transmission issues, as well as replace malfunctioning transmissions with remanufactured systems from Jasper Engines and Transmissions that come with a 3-year 100,000 mile nationwide warranty.

If you are experiencing the following issues, your car is due for transmission service or repair:

  • automatic transmission slippage
  • rough shifting between gears
  • delayed engagement into drive
  • red or brown stains underneath your car
  • stalling at red lights

Here are some of the transmission repair services we offer:

Automatic Transmission

Automatic Transmission Repair

Automatic transmissions do the same thing manual transmissions do—they shift gears. But that’s about the end of their similarities. An automatic transmission has a whole different set of components that allow the transmission to judge such things as vehicle speed, engine rotation and vehicle load in order to optimize your driving experience. Therefore, automatic transmission issues can be more difficult to diagnose and repair, and may often be confused with engine issues. If your automatic transmission is stuck in a gear, has trouble shifting or seems out of sync with your driving, we can help!

Manual Transmission Stick

Manual Transmission Repair

A manual transmission typically experiences fewer issues than the automatic one, but it’s not 100% prone to malfunctions. When your manual transmission becomes noisy in gear or in neutral, shifts hard or leaks lubricant, it’s time to get it checked out. Other symptoms of a failing manual transmission are clutch drag, slipping or failure to release. These problems could stem from a loose or missing bolt, or they may indicate cracks in the transmission case or improper fluid levels and viscosity. Whatever it is, we will find and fix it, and give you tips to prevent future issues.

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Clutch/Flywheel Repair

Although the clutch you are most familiar with is a pedal in the manual transmission, a clutch is a part of an automatic transmission too. In fact, there can be more than one clutch in your car. A clutch is simply a mechanism that regulates engagement between the engine and the transmission/wheels. Your car needs to be able to stop without shutting down the engine, and that’s what the clutch allows for. A clutch/flywheel assembly also makes it easier to shift gears, so if your car has trouble shifting, whether it’s a manual or an automatic, bring it in and let our experts take a look.

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