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How does a transmission work?

The power generated by your vehicle's engine first flows through the transmission before it reaches your wheels. The transmission controls the torque available to the drive wheels for different driving conditions and serves as a torque converter. This is why you might shift gears when you are driving uphill; you will need more torque in order for your vehicle to go up the hill efficiently. From there, the differential gives that power to your vehicle's wheels on the same axle at the appropriate ratio. Four-wheel drive cars also have a transfer case, which transfers power to two differentials on different axles rather than to two wheels on the same axle. 


Transmissions are one of the most important parts of your vehicle. Whether your vehicle has an automatic transmission or a manual transmission, this component is what makes your car move forward. The transmission works to send the power from the internal combustion engine to the wheels. There are two different types of transmissions that work differently:


Automatic transmission

Manual transmission


How do I know if my vehicle needs a transmission replacement?

Whether you drive a Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, or Mini Cooper, there are universal signs to look out for that indicate that your vehicle needs a a transmission rebuild, transmission repair or replacement, or if you need a remanufactured or rebuilt transmission. Here are some common transmission problems:


What is a transmission fluid flush?

Over time, your vehicle's transmission fluid collects foreign particles that can cause your transmission to generate more heat and friction. To avoid this problem, you can get your transmission flushed by removing old transmission fluid, sludge and grime and replace it with fresh transmission fluid.


How much do transmission replacements cost?

It is important to get your vehicle checked regularly to avoid more expensive repairs. Transmission repairs can cost from $300-$1400, depending on parts and labor. Replacement costs are much more expensive; you can expect to pay anywhere from $1800-$3400.


Your Reliable Shop for Transmission Replacement

If you are having an issue with your transmission, German Motors in Las Vegas is your place to go. Founded in 1982, our team of Quality technicians have decades of combined experience and are experts in all things auto repair. We specialize in transmission repair, BMW Diagnostics as well as Mercedes Benz Diagnostics. Reasons You Should Do Business With Us:


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If you are in the 89109 area or nearby, don't hesitate to schedule an appointment with German Motors, either online or via phone at 702-696-0880 . German Motors - Independent German Car Repair Professionals in Las Vegas.


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