Transmission Repair & Maintenance
Without a working transmission, your car isn’t moving – or at least, it’s not moving in the direction you want it to go. The transmission links the engine and wheels of your vehicle, and is central to vehicle reliability and performance. By matching engine output with speed and load conditions, the transmission prevents dangerous conditions by transmitting torque through the differential, wheels, and driveshaft. When you switch gears, your transmission adjusts the amount of torque on the wheels.
The clutch and gear shifts are the pivotal points of a manual transmission. For automatic vehicles, none of this can happen without transmission fluid, and if you don’t maintain your transmission fluid it won’t be long before you notice tell-tale signs of transmission problems. Transmission fluid cools, lubricates, and protects internal gears against rust and corrosion. If your transmission is suffering from wear and tear, come by Formula Automotive Group of Glendale and Burbank for your transmission repair and servicing needs.
Your best transmission specialist is right around the block. Formula Automotive Group is an institution in California communities, and we’re happy to provide transmission inspection, repair, replacement, and servicing. Need your transmission fluid replaced? Don’t worry; leave it to us. We offer full-spectrum transmission services for Burbank, Los Angeles, Glendale, and the surrounding areas.
Automatic and manual transmissions are extremely different, each requiring a different set of skills to maintain and repair. We have technicians capable of handling both manual and automatic transmission services. Our technicians understand how to manage clutch, gear selector fork, gear, shaft, collar, and flywheel inspections and repairs for manual transmission, as well as how to manage automatic transmission hydraulic pumps, torque converters, and planetary gear units.
If you’re facing transmission trouble, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll help you identify the problem with your transmission, and replace parts or the full transmission as needed. For preventative measures, though, you can keep your transmission in top shape by reacting as soon as you hear irregular sounds from your transmission. Typical signs of transmission problems are crunching or grinding gear sounds, particularly in neutral, the smell of burning fluid from air vents, and slipping out of gear. Sometimes you can repair the problem by replacing transmission fluid or swapping out parts such as gears, bearings, and shafts. Bring your vehicle in for servicing before it gets to the point of breaking down at an inopportune time.
Manual transmission cars can suffer wear and tear on the clutch as friction between the plate and flywheel grind down the various parts. Clutch maintenance is a critical part of manual vehicle management, and you should periodically bring your car in for servicing and replacement of parts such as pressure plates, bearings, gears, and flywheels. Have us perform a clutch check to determine the health of your clutch and prolong its life. Without the clutch, your car will stall instead of transferring power from the engine to the wheels. The moment you notice grinding or rumbling, bring your car in to your nearest Formula Automotive Group shop for a full check-up and replacement.