Your vehicle’s transmission is one of its most important components, and it is also the most complex. With many parts and functions, the transmission is quite elaborate, meaning that when something goes wrong and your transmission is in need of servicing or repair, it is best to leave the job to an experienced professional such as the team at Alberta Driveline. We have a combined experience of over 40 years in rebuilding automatic and standard transmissions. Our personnel have worked on all types of transmissions varying in size and application, our mechanics are constantly upgrading their knowledge to help serve our customers better.
Alberta Drive Line is equipped with two transmission dyno machines allowing us to test automatic transmissions before they are shipped out of town or installed in your vehicle. We also carry state of the art computer scanners allowing us to scan newer computer controlled transmission to diagnose your transmission problems.
What is a transmission system?
In order to better understand why your transmission is malfunctioning, it’s best to understand what your transmission does in the first place. A vehicle’s transmission functions by making sure the right amount of power goes to your wheels to drive at a given speed. It shifts gears in order to do this, and it does so in a way that is very similar to how gears are shifted on a multi-speed bicycle. Just as the chain falling off or being in too high a gear on a bicycle will cause problems, a car’s transmission will malfunction if you fail to keep it well maintained.
What are some signs my transmission needs repairing?
There are some signs to watch out for that may mean your transmission is in need of repairing or servicing. Contact a professional transmission repair service if you experience one or more of the following signs:
- Problems with shifting gears, such as a jerking when shifting, or falling out of gear while driving.
- Grinding or shimmying between gears. If your gears make a grinding sound in manual transmission, or there is a shaking/shimmying in automatic, it’s a sign that you may have a worn clutch or another issue.
- Burt transmission fluid is another sign of trouble, with normal fluid being bright red in colour and having a sweet smell. If your fluid is not in a good state, it’s very common to smell a burning odour as you exit your vehicle.
- Leaking transmission fluid is a definite sign that something is wrong, and if you notice it is happening to your vehicle, you need to get in touch with a transmission repair and servicing specialist as soon as you can.
Alberta Driveline is your number one spot for everything transmission repairs and servicing, meaning you will have nothing to worry about when you bring your vehicle in. We specialize in getting your vehicle up and running again with proper transmission in no time at all! Whether you drive an import or domestic vehicle we can solve your transmission needs, our rebuilt units are completely dismantled, cleaned and inspected before being rebuilt with new or re-manufactured parts. We also offer complete transmission exchange units for your standard and automatic vehicles. Phone us for your free estimate or consultation today.