Transmission Repair in Wilmington Area

Your vehicle’s transmission is one of the most important parts of your car or truck. The transmission tells the engine how hard to work, so you can accelerate quickly without fighting for more power. You’ll also be able to brake quickly and efficiently, as your transmission “tells” the engine to stop powering the car. You may have an automatic transmission (with a stick shift feature) or a manual transmission that does the shifting for you once you put the car into “drive.” With a manual transmission, the driver must sense when the engine needs more power, and manually shift gears. They use a clutch to rev or slow down the engine. With an automatic transmission, the vehicle does everything for you. This type of transmission uses a torque converter that senses changes in acceleration or deceleration.


Signs of Transmission Issues

Just because something is wrong with your transmission doesn’t always mean it’s time to start shopping for a new vehicle! At our New Castle County locations, most transmission repairs are affordable and long-lasting. Our transmission specialists in the Wilmington Area have identified some of the most common signs of trouble:

Whining or Clunking from Your Transmission When your vehicle starts making unusual noises, play it safe and get your car or truck checked out. An early diagnosis will allow our experts to make repairs before further damage occurs.

Grinding Gears If you hear or sense grinding when you shift gears with a manual transmission, it may be a sign that you have worn out the clutch and need to replace it. Or it may mean that the transmission’s synchronizers are worn or damaged. For vehicles with automatic transmissions, a rough shift could have many causes. Whenever you hear grinding or scraping gears, it’s time to call a transmission repair shop. Set up an appointment with Paul Campanella's Auto & Tire Centers in the Wilmington Area.

Leaking Transmission Fluid Do you suspect your car is leaking fluids? If the fluid is red or green, it is probably coming from the transmission. Once you notice fluid under your vehicle, even if it is a small amount, schedule a transmission repair as soon as possible. Leaks not only get worse over time; they can cause major damage to your engine if not repaired quickly.

Slow Response Time Transmissions that are in good working order can switch gears instantly. If you sense a delayed response, or if your vehicle cannot respond immediately to gear shifts or slowing, it’s time to call a transmission repair shop in Wilmington or Wilmington Area and get it checked as soon as possible.

Burning Smell When transmission fluid overheats, it emits a burning smell. Don’t panic but get your vehicle to Paul Campanella's Auto & Tire Centers in Wilmington Area as soon as possible.

Service Light Goes On While this light can indicate a host of issues, many of them are small and easy to repair. Stay calm and schedule an appointment with the transmission specialists at Paul Campanella’s Auto & Tire Centers in Wilmington Area to diagnose the issue.

We Can Repair or Replace Your Transmission! No matter which issues you suspect, bring your vehicle in for a professional diagnosis. When you call the transmission experts at our locations in Wilmington Area, you know your vehicle is in expert hands. We’ve been transmission specialists in New Castle County for more than 30 years.

At Paul Campanella’s Auto & Tire Centers, we handle both automatic and manual transmission services, repairs, rebuilds, and replacements for all makes and models of foreign and domestic vehicles. Our transmission specialists are ASE Certified Technicians who will ensure that your transmission is functioning like new. Don’t forget that all our work on your transmission is backed with our service warranty. You can be completely confident in bringing your car to us!

Check out some of our comprehensive transmission services offered in New Castle County:

  • Expert Transmission Analysis, Diagnosis & Computer Calibration
  • Automatic & Manual Transmission Service & Repair
  • Drive Train Repair
  • Transmission Rebuilding
  • Transmission Fluid Flushing & Refilling
  • Transmission Filter Replacement
  • Transmission Seal Replacement
  • Clutch Repair & Replacement

Did you know: It’s important to have your transmission serviced as part of your normal vehicle maintenance schedule? For drivers in New Castle County and all over the Wilmington Area, we recommend changing your transmission fluid every 30,000-40,000 miles for normal driving, or more often for heavy driving, like towing, plowing, hauling or off-road use.

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