Transmissions 101

Automatic and manual transmissions are very complicated pieces of technology – but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn a few tricks to ensure they stay in great shape. Here we cover the basics to transmission care, including common issues, information about fluid checks and changes, and how to make your clutch last longer. Below are frequent questions we get from customers, or you can navigate between topics listed on the menu to the right. ┬áIf you’re experiencing transmission issues, give us a call to schedule a diagnosis.

How do I Check My Automative Transmission Fluid Level?

While Kennedy Transmission will check your fluid levels for free, you can do it yourself with the right knowledge. We’ll walk you through it.

How Often Should I Change My Automatic Transmission Fluid?

There are standard service milestones regarding your transmission, but certain environments can create the need for more constant service. Find out what that means.

What's wrong with My Transmission?

There are many telltale signs that you are experiencing automatic transmission problems, such as hard shifts, and we’ll cover many of the most common.

Are There Any Warning Indicator Lights for Transmission Problems?

In this section, you’ll learn about warning indicator lights that appear on your dashboard, and other ways the computer in your car controls your transmission.

What Can I Do to Make My Clutch Last Longer?

When it comes to the manual clutch, there’s a lot you can do to ensure a long life. It’s also equally important to know what signs to look for when something is wrong.