Transmission Repair | Replacement | Chula Vista, CA
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Transmission Problems?

If your car is having transmission problems, it is important to catch it early before it becomes

a more involved - and a more costly issue. If you are experiencing any of the following

transmission symptoms, we recommend bringing your vehicle in for a transmission service

and inspection as soon as possible:


• Transmission shifting delays: Does your vehicle pause before moving when shifting from  

  park? Are you experiencing any pause in forward motion when your vehicle is shifting into

  first  gear, or beyond first gear? Is there a delayed vehicle response when you shift from

  park to reverse?

• Transmission slipping, grinding, or jumping during acceleration when the car is shifting gears

• Car shaking at any speed

• A burnt smell coming from under your hood

• Fluid visibly leaking from the vehicle

• Clunking, screeching or whistling sounds coming from the vehicle

• Transmission fluid on dipstick is cloudy, thick or foul smelling

• Manual transmission gear shifter is physically hard to move or won’t go into gear

Description of Transmission Repair

The transmission is the link between the engine and the wheels of your vehicle.

Whether you drive a manual, automatic, or semi-automatic vehicle, the transmission

plays a crucial role in the performance and reliability of your vehicle. The transmission

keeps engine output matched with speed and load conditions. Because engines operate

at high rotational speeds, the transmission reduces engine output speed and transmits torque through the differential, driveshaft, and wheels. As engine speed varies, the transmission switches between the gears that influence the amount of torque applied to

the wheels. Transmission fluid performs a variety of duties, depending on the type of transmission. Transmission fluid acts as a cooling agent and protects the transmission by lubricating the internal gears and preventing corrosion and rust. In a manual transmission, clutches and gear shifts provide pressure and force—like engagement and disengagement—while in an automatic transmission, transmission fluid provides these

same operational functions of force and pressure.

Benefits of Transmission Repair

A faulty transmission can negatively affect your vehicle’s performance. Symptoms of an impending transmission service include

grinding gears, difficulty shifting, slipping out of gear, bucking, and hesitation. Even if your transmission is in neutral, excessive noise is a

sign of transmission problems. In a manual transmission, a dragging clutch, or a clutch failing to disengage from the flywheel, is another

sign of transmission issues. When this occurs, the clutch continues to spin with your vehicle’s engine, and a grinding noise will occur.

A burning smell sifting through the air vents is a sign of burning transmission fluid and an overheating transmission. Things that can

negatively impact the life of your transmission include extreme driving habits, and excessive loads or heavy towing habits. Because of the necessary pressure and force provided by transmission fluid in automatic transmissions, old, dirty, and unchanged transmission fluid can

cause performance issues. Regular transmission maintenance as indicated by your vehicle’s manufacturer can help prevent transmission problems, but if you experience any of the above warning signs of transmission trouble, contact us today about transmission repair.

The Basics Behind Transmission Replacement Services at Tune, Lube and

Brakes Auto Car Care

Whether your vehicle has an automatic or manual transmission, the responsibility of the transmission remains the same: route power from the engine to the drive wheels. Essentially, the transmission converts the RPMs of the engine into torque, which is transferred to the drive wheels of the vehicle. The transmission switches between a range of speeds by shifting gears as a vehicle speeds up and slows down. Transmission fluid acts as a cooling agent. This fluid lubricates the internal gears and prevents corrosion and rust while the transmission filter helps to remove contaminants from the fluid. The components inside manual and automatic transmissions may differ, but routine maintenance is all about keeping internal components moving and operating as they should. When the life of your transmission comes to an end, our service staff will replace your manual or automatic transmission with a quality aftermarket transmission that matches or exceeds the performance standards of the originally equipped transmission.

Why Should You Have Transmission Replacement Services Performed

at Tune, Lube and Brakes Auto Car Care?

Transmission trouble is a serious concern in overall car maintenance. Taking action after hearing irregular sounds from your transmission can help prevent major transmission repairs, although there are occasions when a transmission replacement is the only option. Grinding and crunching sounds will alert you to issues with internal gears. Even if your transmission is in neutral, abnormal noise is a sign that you should replace internal transmission components like bearings, gears, shafts, and dirty or stale transmission fluid. Regardless of whether your vehicle has an automatic or manual transmission, slipping out of gear is another sign of transmission trouble. The smell of burning fluid coming from your air vents will alert you to an overheating transmission. If a breakdown occurs, be sure to contact us by phone for

a transmission replacement.


Tune, Lube and Brakes Auto Car Care of Chula Vista proudly serves the Transmission Repair needs of customers in Chula Vista, CA

and surrounding areas.


Call us today at 619-476-1731 for your FREE check engine light inspection, or for more information about our Chula

Vista auto repair services.


We are located at 694 Broadway, Chula Vista, CA 91910.



Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Sunday: Closed