Certified Automotive, in Salt Lake City, UT offers transmission maintenance, repairs and replacement. Maintaining you automobiles transmission is paramount to obtaining a long reliable working life of the transmission. Consult your owner’s manual or give us a call for information concerning the recommended maintenance. Our expert ASE Certified technicians are professionals in the auto repair industry.

The transmission’s primary job is to allow the engine to operate in a narrow range of speeds and provide a wide range of output speeds.

Without a transmission the automobile would be limited to one ratio. Having an auto with only one ratio would be impractical to drive. The speed of the vehicle would be either too slow for travel or having a ratio that would provide a higher speed would be difficult to start the car moving from a stop.

The automatic transmission uses a set of gears called a compound planetary gear set that looks like a single planetary gear set but actually behaves like two planetary gear sets in a row. With this combination we can get four forward gears and one reverse gear.

There two basic ways to accomplish shifting. Some have cable linkage connected to the throttle valve in the transmission. Others have a vacuum modulator to apply pressure to the throttle valve. Both systems tell the transmission how hard the engine is working.

Some newer automobiles have electronically controlled transmissions. They still use hydraulics to actuate the clutches and bands.

In Salt Lake City, UT we encounter a variety of driving conditions relying on our automobile’s transmission to shift at the optimal point for smooth and reliable operation.

For Transmission Repair Salt Lake City UT or maintenance including transmission flush call Certified Automotive for an appointment at 801-484-0121.