If you want your transmission to last, you need to know what makes it tick. The transmission in your vehicle is not just one thing – it is a collection of components, all of them working in perfect harmony to make your vehicle go and give it the power it needs.
Understanding the interaction of these component parts is vital to understanding how the transmission works. No matter what your level of understanding or automotive expertise, if you need transmission repairs, you can count on Cottman Marietta to do the job right the first time.
The transfer case is one of the most vital parts of your transmission, and one of the most misunderstood. Part of the drivetrain, the transfer case does just what its name implies – it transfers power from the transmission to the axles.
The transfer case transfers power from the transmission itself to the front and rear axles. It uses the drive shafts to make the transfer, and even a small breakdown can create a major problem. If you suspect a problem with the transfer case in your vehicle, just give Cottman Marietta a call. We can provide an expert diagnosis and give you a fair estimate for the repairs you need.
The differential is a critical part of your transmission, and a key component of every passenger car. The differential is designed to compensate for the differences in the distance of travel between the front and rear wheels of the vehicle as it turns a corner.
The differential on rear wheel drive vehicles has its own housing and its own lubrication. This lubricating fluid is thick and dark, and it generally has a very heavy weight. Debris in the differential fluid can cause a catastrophic failure of the transmission and create a serious safety issue.
If you drive a vehicle with a manual transmission, you are already familiar with the clutch. The clutch is the most obvious, and most driver-facing, component of the transmission.
Problems with your car’s clutch can be obvious or subtle, so it is important to listen carefully as you drive. A grinding sound is often the first sign of a worn-out clutch, and if you hear a strange noise, you should bring your vehicle to Cottman Marietta for an expert diagnosis and the repairs you need.