Overall, manual transmissions are much more simple than automatic transmissions. Automatic transmissions have hundreds of mechanical, hydraulic, and electronic parts that must work together to shift gears smoothly, while manual transmissions are mostly mechanical gears that rely on you as the driver to shift. This means that there are fewer elements of a manual transmission to break down, but that doesn’t mean that your vehicle won’t need a repair at some point.
warning lights, fluid leaks, burning smells, unusual noises, and rough slips. But some are unique to your manual vehicle like:
The clutch feels like it's slipping, or the clutch behaves differently than normal
Grinding noises, even if you are shifting normally
The transmission doesn't get into gear, or pops out of gear while driving
Delay in movement
The first step is to book an appointment at your nearest National Transmission location. We are transmission experts who know exactly how your manual transmission should behave. We can look at your vehicle and determine if it is truly a transmission issue, or if the problem is really in the clutch system. The good news is that the cost of repairs for either system is much lower than the costs for repairs for automatic transmissions.
That puts you at an advantage, as you’re more likely to spot warning signs early on. However, you are also less likely to see them at all. Because manual transmissions are so simple, they tend to last longer than automatic transmissions – as long as you take care of it. Keep up regular maintenance, and you shouldn’t have to visit us for a transmission repair anytime soon.
Whether you already need repairs, or you’re looking to avoid them with regular maintenance, those of us at National Transmission are here to take care of all your manual transmission needs.