transmission gears

Transmissions are complex pieces of equipment. Systems and components rely heavily on one another, and everything needs to be in working order for proper function. When one thing fails, there’s a snowball effect, and malfunctions and damages begin to occur. What can you do to make sure you keep it working? At Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA, we want to help when you need it, but we also want to teach you how to maintain your vehicle on your own. Good maintenance is the single largest contributing factor to how long your transmission will last and how well it will continue to work. Here are a few key points on maintenance from the Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair technicians.

parts of transmissions

Once you have an idea of how the major components of your transmission operate, it’s time to bring them all together. In its most complex terms, a truck’s automatic transmission takes a lot to understand. However, at Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA, we like to keep things simple when we can. We want you to understand exactly what's going on with your car, truck, or SUV. Here’s a rundown of how everything works together.

Transmission cut in half courtesy of Brooksville

Automatic transmissions aren’t well understood outside of specialists like our technicians here at Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA. While it would be impossible to teach you enough to make you a transmission expert in a quick article, what we can do is give you the fundamental knowledge you need to have a good idea of what your transmission is doing and how it works. Being able to understand how your transmission works will help you identify any problems that may arise to prevent further wear and tear on your vehicle. 

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At Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA, a big part of our job is helping you make decisions that are right for you, your car, truck, or SUV. When it comes to replacing a transmission there are a lot of options out there, and we’re here to help you make the right choice. Our technicians can help you decide based on your budget, vehicle, and lifestyle. We're here to get your car going again and earn your business in the future.

JASPER transmission

So, you’ve determined your transmission is bad. What next? Choosing what to do can be overwhelming, and you need someone you can trust to help you decide what work needs to be done. Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA is here to help you make the right decision when it comes to your transmission. There are a few things to consider when your transmission goes out. You might feel inclined to just get a new car, but should you? 

Jasper Remanufactured Transmission

At Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA, we know that transmissions are witchcraft to most people. More often than not, if major damage has occurred, it’s a lot more time and cost-effective to just replace the entire unit and get a fresh start. Our trained technicians at Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair want to keep you informed so you are aware of what to look out for.

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If your transmission is slipping, what are your options? As you’ve seen, a variety of issues can cause a transmission to slip. Likewise, repairs differ widely depending on the issue. Here are some steps you should take to make sure your repair is as simple and cost-effective as possible.

gear shift

Transmission slippage can be caused by a variety of factors that are sometimes difficult to pin down. From Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, CA, here’s a rundown of the more common issues that may cause a transmission to slip.

Worn/Burnt Clutches - Your truck’s transmission is packed with clutches that allow it to engage or disengage. If they’ve become worn or damaged, they won’t work properly, and your transmission will slip. Typically, there are other issues at hand that result in damaged clutches, and the clutches themselves require the entire transmission to be broken down in order for them to be replaced. Most of the time, a rebuild or replacement will be in order.

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