Engine & Transmission Repairs


The transmission works with the engine to provide power to your car’s wheels. Whether automatic or manual, the transmission plays a major role in the overall dependability of your car. Make sure to check it at the first sign of problems.

What does it do?

A transmission/trans-axle keeps the engine’s output optimally matched to the speed and load conditions. The torque converter, connected to the automatic transmission/trans-axle input shaft, connects, multiplies, and interrupts the flow of engine torque into the transmission. Universal joints connect to the driveshaft to transmit output power from the transmission to the rear axle on rear-wheel-drive cars. Universal joints also allow the driveshaft to work at an angle.

Automatic transmission fluid serves a multitude of purposes. It cleans, cools, lubricates, transmits pressure, inhibits varnish buildup, and continually protects the transmission. There are several different types of automatic transmission fluid. Reference your owner’s manual for how they should be used.

Wear and tear on the transmission can be influenced by:

  • Driving habits
  • Towing or excessive loads
  • Operating conditions
  • Condition of the transmission fluid
  • Frequency of regular maintenance

Symptoms to look for:

  • Slipping
  • Hesitation
  • Bucking
  • Grinding gears
  • Difficulty shifting


When a car or truck suffers major damage, the first reaction of most vehicle owners is to buy a new or used car or truck. This makes sense in some cases, but often, it isn’t necessary. Re-powering your car or truck’s worn-out engine/transmission with a rebuilt/re-manufactured one can also be considerably less expensive than buying a new or used car. A rebuilt engine or transmission is one that is re-manufactured to prescribed standards and specifications by highly-skilled machinists using state-of-the-art equipment and components. During this process, many of the new components installed meet or exceed original equipment performance standards.

Frequently, rebuilt engines/transmissions are superior to new cars because better parts are used or design changes in parts correct problems with the original engine.

Rebuilt/re-manufactured engines/transmissions are dependable, reliable, and backed by warranty programs. A rebuilt engine gets better gas mileage than a worn-out engine and emits fewer pollutants. The savings from engine repowering is notable when compared to the prices of new cars and trucks. Typically, a professionally rebuilt engine comes with a 3-year or 75,000-mile warranty. Divide that by 12, and it is still cheaper than a car payment!

Having complicated engine and transmission problems?

Problems like these deserve expert attention, and that’s what you’ll find at JC Auto Service Inc. All of our technicians are certified, and we even offer references upon request. With all our work guaranteed, you can’t go wrong!

Servicing ALL types of foreign and domestic automobiles:

  • Cars
  • Trucks
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