Automatic Transmission

Slipping and long engagement is not a good thing when it comes to transmission -  whether manual or automatic, foreign or domestic.  Don't delay in getting your transmission diagnosed if you think it may have a problem.  It's never a good idea to ignore the signs of a potential transmission problem.  It could end up costing a great deal more in the future if left to worsen.  Some typical warning signs are as follows: 

  •     Fluid on the ground where you were just parked 
  •     The transmission fluid has a burnt odor 
  •     The color of your transmission fluid is brown or another dark color 
  •     The transmission is slipping 
  •     Strange and excessive noise or vibrations 
  •     Strange and excessive noise or vibrations 
  •     Shifting from one gear to the next takes longer or is harder for your           vehicle to complete 

These problems listed above can indicate a transmission problem and are fairly easy to notice.  Don't risk needing more extensive and costly work in the future when you can be proactive and hopefully avoid unexpected breakdowns.  We recommend having your vehicle inspected and serviced regularly based on the manufacturer's suggested schedule.  Doing this will extend the life expectancy of your transmission and may also prevent other inconveniences as well, not to mention unnecessary, avoidable cost Transmission service requires regular fluid checks. Proper transmission fluid levels and fluid and filter changes can keep the hundreds of parts in your transmission functional.   No cost initial transmission diagnostic service.  Just bring in your vehicle for a no cost transmission check (external diagnosis only) 
Like all mechanical parts, your transmission can fail and/or require repair. Some transmission repairs are minor and can be diagnosed and performed quickly and inexpensively.  Others may require that the transmission be disassembled, inspected, and repaired.

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)

CVTs are gaining popularity and are used in more and more new car models. Instead of gears, the CVT uses a belt between two pulleys.  One is driven by a shaft from the engine, the other drives a shaft to the differential unit and drive axles. Both pulleys are split so that their halves can slide closer together and farther apart. As the belt rides higher and lower in the pulleys, the effective gear ratios between the driving and driven shafts change.​

Transfer Case

This is a separate gearbox mounted behind the transmission. Power goes to the transfer case to be directed to the rear wheels only or to both front and rear. A separate driveshaft connects the transfer case to a differential in the front axle. Most transfer cases also offer two gear ratios, for a High and Low range. While many vehicles still have a manually engaged transfer case, several now offer electrically activated engagement.


The gearbox fluid provides necessary lubrication for the protection of your gear, shafts, and bearings from both friction and vibration.  It is a good idea to know how often your vehicle's manufacturer recommends replacing the differential fluid.  Most manufacturers will recommend replacing the differential fluid at least once every 25,000 to 30,000 miles.  This is due to the chemistry breakdown that occurs naturally over time.  Protect your vehicle now from bearing or gear failure by visiting The Transmission Shop McKinney for differential service.  In addition, we can service your vehicle with preventative measures against overheating and premature wear of the gears.


You may ask yourself, "When do I consider replacing the clutch?"  There are several warning signs to watch for in order to recognize a clutch that is failing.  Here are some tips to follow: 

LOOK - Your vehicle's tachometer may begin to respond erratically.  As a clutch begins to wear out, it will slip and not shift as smoothly.  As a result, the tachometer will become erratic in movement.   

LISTEN – Your vehicle's engine may rev up randomly or excessively when there's no increase in speed.  Often this will happen at the same time the tachometer moves erratically and there may also be a jerking of your car.  These are definite warning signs of a clutch that is failing and you should give it immediate attention.   

SMELL - When a clutch is beginning to fail, there may be an unpleasant odor similar to burnt rubber.  When a clutch is improperly grinding against the flywheel, it results in friction that produces this odor.   

FEEL - You can usually feel when it is difficult to change gears.  If it's to the point that you have to force the stick shift into gear, then the clutch is having problems engaging or disengaging properly. 

 Transmission is one of the most important and complex parts of your vehicle, and while transmission repair has a reputation for being expensive, time consuming projects, you can count on us for an affordable, timely fix. 
Whether you have a foreign or domestic vehicle, an automatic or standard transmission, or front-wheel or rear-wheel drive, you can count on us for the best repairs at an affordable price. You'll work with an expert who has 25 years of automotive experience, so give us a call today. 

Let us rebuild, replace, or remanufacture your transmission and you'll have a vehicle that accelerates swiftly and smoothly. We offer 12 months or 12,000 miles warranty on every overhaul rebuid.