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Manual Transmission Repair in Laurel, MD

It's a shame that anyone with an automatic can't understand the rush of feeling the engine blast forward as it drops into the next gear. The perfectly executed shift is a work of art when done correctly. At the first sign of your clutch giving you trouble, have the experts at North Laurel Transmission take a look. As transmission specialists with more than 50 years of experience, we're the clear choice for manual transmission repair in Laurel, MD. Our areas of expertise in working with manuals are clutch repair and replacement.

Manual Vs. Auto

The key difference in automatic vs. manual transmission repair has to do with the clutch assembly. As far as performance benefits, drivers who opt for the manual enjoy greater fuel economy, easier maintenance, greater over control, and a more affordable sticker price compared to their automatic counterparts. Not just your standard manual clutch repair, our shop is able to work on any type of transmission found in vehicles today. This includes automatic, triptronic, and even dual clutch.


Manual Transmission Repair Laurel MD

Issues That Prompt Clutch Repair and Replacement

Manual transmissions share many of the same characteristics with automatics when it comes to problems that can only be resolve though clutch repair. Among them are:

  • No Response
  • Strange, Loud Noises
  • Burning Smell
  • Leaking
  • Grinding, Shaking
  • Slipping into Neutral

Be wary of strange noises, including whining, clunking, or a persistent humming. Manuals tend to sound more mechanical, louder, and abrupt, as opposed to automatics. Another sign of a problem is lack of gear response. While this is noticeable in automatics, manual transmissions can also have a delay after shifting into gear. You'll witness your RPMs increase, however, the car won't move at nearly the same output. This issue can be resolved with a clutch replacement.

Lastly is leaking or low fluid. This is likely the most common cause of a complete transmission breakdown. A transmission without the proper amount of fluids can cause the engine to seize up and completely stop working.


Suggested Mileage and Time for Service

In terms of clutch replacement, it's recommended between 50,000 and 100,000 miles, depending on your driving habits. However, the moment you notice any issue with your manual transmission, don't wait to bring it to us for a look.

The Knowledgeable Name to Trust for Clutch Replacement, Repair, and Service

While not as prevalent as they were years ago, manual transmissions are still a popular choice for drivers looking for the ultimate in control. Unfortunately, with the majority of automatics on the road, we find technicians aren't as knowledgeable as they should be on how to perform even the most standard clutch repair or replacement. That's why seeking a specialist from our full-service shop is so important if you want the job done right the first time.

Contact us to keep your manual transmission shifting smoothly for every mile ahead. We're here for owners of stick shifts in Laurel, Beltsville, Hanover, Bowie, and Crofton, MD.


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