Transmission & Clutch

Smooth is what we want in a car, truck, SUV or hybrid, especially as you go from gear to gear. When it comes to gear-transition, we’re talking about the transmissions! This does include the clutch, whether you’re applying it manually, or your vehicle “does it for you” in an automatic vehicle.

In order to fully understand what’s happening with your vehicle’s transmission, your description is always helpful and we may also need to run a diagnostic test in order to get the full view of what may be happening, or not happening, with your vehicle’s transmission and/or clutch.

These are a few of the main points and parts that come into play when we’re diagnosing, repairing or servicing transmission or clutch issue:

Automatic transmission services: diagnoses & repairs

Axle shafts

Clutch master cylinders

Clutch replacement

Clutch slave cylinders

Computer and electronic diagnoses

Differential service & repair

Flywheel resurfacing & replacement

Four-wheel drive services: diagnoses & repairs

Manual transmission services: diagnoses & repairs

Service clutch hydraulic systems

Transaxle rebuild/repair

Transmission cooler lines & hoses

Transmission fluid leak detection & repair

Transmission rebuild/repair

Does your vehicle feel kind of jerky as it’s going from a gear and into a new one?
Does it seem like one gear is particularly “rough” to get in or out of?
Is there a strange leak that you can’t identify?

Those may be indicators that a look at your transmission or clutch may be in order. There are other symptoms, of course, but those are a couple of the main ones.

As always, if your vehicle develops a new or strange behavior, try to have that looked at as soon as possible. We just want you safe.

Give us a call or schedule a service & we’ll take a good look at your transmission & clutch for you.

This is a video of an axle that goes into the front differential of a four wheel drive vehicle. There should be no movement but as you can see here there’s quite a bit

Our Reviews

Tom's Automotive Service
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4.7 out of 5 stars

Meg Halverson
Meg Halverson

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 weeks ago

Everyone at Tom's cares about delivering great, expert service and keeping your car or truck in excellent mechanical condition. I have a 2001 Yukon XL which is a 3/4 ton towing vehicle and has been serviced at Tom's for 14 years. It has 187,000 miles on it, and I credit their commitment to excellent service and workmanship for the vehicle's longevity. They are the best in the business, and we are super fortunate to have them in West Seattle.

Cory c
Cory c

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Hands down the best auto shop I've ever been to. Tom's is always friendly, accommodating and takes time to explain the issue. Recently they went the extra mile on an issue with our car and spent time (that the dealer wouldn't) diagnosing, finding and fixing the issue. All for a fair price and with an incredibly helpful attitude. Don't hesitate for a minute to go to this locally owned small business who consistently knocks it out of the park. We've been going to them for 10+ years and always had A+++ customer service.

sishi691
sishi691

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

I called in to get oil change for my 2018 car and the guy who took my call told me about the importance of going back to the dealer for the first oil change so that we wouldn’t have any warranty issue in the future. He told me that he would be happy to work on our car next time. I’m definitely taking our car back there! Hard to find a place like this nowadays 🙂

Angelique Wouters
Angelique Wouters

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

Thank you so much guys. They fixed my rear tyre for free! Now i can go on my roadtrip without any worries! Keep up the good work.

Holli Margell
Holli Margell

5 out of 5 stars

posted 7 months ago

What I appreciate most about Tom's Auto in West Seattle is their level of customer service. Compared to a dealership shop, their personal attention to details like explaining the list of items your car needs in order of priority helps to break it down and not be overwhelmed. Yes, car repairs can add up, but their approach makes it palatable. It puts us in the position to prioritize what to take care of first. They are experts in auto repairs and customer service!