Manual Transmission: Cost-Effective Maintenance Services

by | Mar 19, 2015 | Automotive

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The health of your transmission is what makes driving your vehicle possible. If your manual transmission is malfunctioning, quickly taking your car to a skilled auto repair professional is a good way to reduce costs and safety hazards. Allowing transmission troubles to worsen is not only expensive, but driving a vehicle with a failing transmissions is dangerous to you, your passengers, and other divers. Dependable professionals will thoroughly inspect your transmission, and offer suggestions as to which repair route is best for your schedule and budget.

How Do Manual Models Work?

Unlike automatic transmissions, manual gearboxes require drivers to shift gear ratios on their own using a clutch pedal and gear stick. Manual transmissions utilize a simple system to deliver power from an engine to the drive wheels. When the clutch pedal is depressed, engine power is momentarily cut off – allowing the driver to change gear ratios manually without causing damage to the system. Many drivers prefer manual transmissions because they offer full control. Manual gearboxes don’t change gears automatically. Instead, drivers have to use their judgment and select the right gear based on speed and terrain.

Advantages of Manual Systems

In addition to full gear control, manual transmissions offer numerous benefits to drivers. One of the greatest is cost. The costs of transmission upkeep can be hefty – depending on the model. As far as transmissions go, manual model installations and repairs are normally highly affordable. Maintenance is typically hassle-free and cost-effective. While driving with a manual transmission takes some practice and skill, they offer reliable performance and acceleration for long periods of time – assuming they’re well-maintained and regularly inspected.

Like-New Replacements

Whether your car is equipped with an automatic or manual transmission, it’s important to know that truly “new” transmissions are hard to come by. Generally, transmissions are only new if they’re purchased with brand new cars. At a fraction of the cost, remanufactured or rebuilt transmissions are usually just as reliable as new models. Like new models, remanufactured and rebuilt transmissions have to meet various safety standards before they’re installed. Regardless of whether you opt for a factory remanufactured model, or an in-house rebuild, you can rest assured you’re getting a like-new transmission.

With nearly 30 years of industry experience, Trans Works Transmissions, LLC is equipped to handle everything from repairs to in-house rebuilds. To contact them today, visit their website at