Transmission Repair & Service in Columbia, MO, 65201
How does a transmission work?
Unless you drive a stick shift vehicle from Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Ford or any other car make, your vehicle probably has an automatic transmission system, which we will be focusing on here. The main job of your vehicle’s transmission is to allow the engine to operate at varying speeds while providing a wide range of output speeds. The transmission uses gears to make a more efficient use of the engine’s torque and keep the engine operating at an appropriate speed. Automatic transmissions contain a planetary gearset, which creates all the different gear ratios that the transmission can produce. There are two planetary gearsets in an automatic transmission. If you are in Columbia, Pierpont, Prathersville, Deer Park, or Midway, you can bring your vehicle to Woody's Auto Center in Boone County for all things transmission repair. We can decide if your vehicle needs a transmission replacement, if your transmission needs to be rebuilt, or if it can simply be repaired. In addition to transmission service, we also offer services in clutch repair, clutch replacement, differential service, repair and replacement, and axle replacement.
How do I know if my vehicle needs a transmission repair?
Whether you have an SMG transmission, a CVT transmission, or something else, we at Woody's Auto Center in Columbia recommend changing your vehicle’s transmission fluid every 30,000 to 50,000 miles. Some signs that something is wrong with your transmission include:
- Your vehicle makes screeching or clunking noises.
If your transmission fluid is breaking down or is there an internal problem with your transmission, you will hear these noises coming from your vehicle.
- Your “Check Engine” light is on.
While this could mean a number of things, turning your “Check Engine” is your vehicle’s computer’s way of telling you there is a problem, which could be with your transmission.
- Your vehicle won’t cooperate when in gear.
If there is a delay in your car responding when you change gears, your transmission fluid could be breaking down or there may be a problem with your vehicle’s computer system. However, if neither of these things are the problem, there is an issue with the transmission itself.
- There is a grinding or shaking sensation when you change gears.
If your car grinds or shakes when you change gear, there is an issue with your transmission. This problem usually gets worse with time, so it is best practice to bring your vehicle to an auto repair shop as soon as you notice this problem.
- You notice a burning smell coming from your vehicle.
This burning smell that likely your transmission fluid overheating, which can happen when there is not enough transmission fluid in your vehicle (which could indicate a leak) or the wrong type of transmission fluid is in your vehicle.
Your transmission is integral to a safe driving experience, so when the time comes to get it repaired, serviced or replaced, you can bring your vehicle to Woody's Auto Center. We will perform a comprehensive inspection of your vehicle to determine if any other services are required, such as engine repair, or maintenance. Serving residents of Boone County and beyond, we follow our mantra Since 1957, for a full range of auto repairs in Columbia, MO, count on the team of professionals at Woody's Auto Center daily. We can also perform a transmission fluid exchange or a marine transmission repair. Our number one goal is to provide high-quality customer service and repair services to every customer, every day.
Your award-winning local Shop for Transmission Repair
If you are having an issue with your transmission, Woody's Auto Center in Columbia is your place to go. Founded in 1957, our team of expertly trained and ASE certified technicians and owner Devin Kelley have decades of combined experience and are experts in all things auto repair. We specialize in transmission repair, European Auto Repair, oil changes, fluid services and tune-ups as well as transmission repair. :
- Locally owned and operated since 1957
- Only OEM and OEM-approved parts/components
- Shuttle on all services, loaner on major service, free towing (limited)
- Comfortable, COVID-safe Waiting Area
- We have a review score of 5 based on reviews from hundreds of satisfied customers.
If you are in the 65201 area or nearby, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with Woody's Auto Center, either online or via phone at (573) 875-1442. Woody's Auto Center – Since 1957, for a full range of auto repairs in Columbia, MO, count on the team of professionals at Woody's Auto Center.