What Does My Toyota's Transmission Do?

Simply put, your transmission sends power to your wheels to ensure that you are getting proper speed while driving and does so by shifting the gears of your vehicle when needed. There are two kinds of transmissions on Toyota vehicles: a manual transmission and an automatic transmission. With a manual transmission, the operator adjusts gears using both the vehicle's clutch pedal and a gear shifter that is located near the center console and the emergency brake. An automatic transmission simply requires a operator to shift the vehicle into drive if they would like to move forward; the transmission makes the adjustment for them without having to shift in and out of definitive gear.

How Does Transmission Fluid Work With My Transmission?

Transmission fluid is a lubricating liquid that runs throughout the transmissions that not only keeps it running properly, but also regulates temperature (if you're driving an automatic transmission vehicle). While automatic transmission vehicles require a definitive type of transmission fluid, manual transmissions either need motor oil to do the equal function or, in some cases, can use the equal transmission fluid that automatic vehicles take. You'll want to check your Toyota's manual or speak to a service advisor or technician here at Bill Estes Toyota to get a superior read of which transmission fluid works the terrific with your vehicle.

Your Toyota Transmission Specialists - Near Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville

Toyota drivers from all over Indianapolis, including Carmel, Fishers and Noblesville know that they can turn to us for all of their service needs because they're aware of our reputation and have been coming to us for years. Your definitive stop for all of your transmission repair needs is Bill Estes Toyota! Bill Estes Toyota is equally adept with the smaller maintenance and routine services as it is with the larger ones, and that goes for your transmission as well. We understand the importance of your transmission to your Toyota and know that without it in working order, you're in massive trouble. Depend on Bill Estes Toyota to give you a fair, judicious quote, amicable service, and, most importantly, a fix to your vehicle's transmission issues.

How Do I Know When My Transmission Has Gone Bad Or Needs Service?

Learn some of the essential warning signs of a bad or failing transmission so you know what to listen for or be aware of when driving on the roads. If you experience these symptoms, take your vehicle to Bill Estes Toyota immediately to have your Toyota serviced by our expert, highly-trained technicians:
  • Inability to change gears, or slipping gears
  • Fluid leak
  • A burning smell coming from your engine, or transmission
  • Your check engine light comes on
  • Grinding noises, or other sounds like humming or clicking
While this is not an exhaustive list, one, or several, of these signs could be an indicator that something has gone wrong with your vehicle. It's terrific to act quickly to get your vehicle into our service department as soon as viable as ignoring these symptoms or signs could mean that you're on the hook for a considerable repair and, in turn, further money out of your pocket that you didn't anticipate spending in the first place.