From manual to automatic transmission repair, Fred’s Auto Center  in West Haven, CT knows how to fix the problem. Our knowledgeable auto experts will diagnose the situation and help you make a decision, leave the dirty work to us!

Our competitively priced transmission repair & service includes:

Automatic Transmission

Transmission RepairAutomatic Transmissions shift between gears automatically to optimize driving. An automatic transmission changes gears based on the driver’s throttle pedal, vehicle speed, engine speed, and vehicle load. Typical automatic transmissions have 4-5 forward gear ratios, a Reverse, Park, and Neutral gear. Shifting gears occur automatically once the car is in Drive and there is no need for a clutch pedal or gear shift like there is in a Manual Transmission. Automatic transmission repair is complicated based on all the components that make it up, and you need to have any automatic transmission issues properly assessed by auto mechanics.

Call 203-934-7251 to talk to the mechanics of Fred’s Auto Center about your transmission problems.

Clutch Repair

There are clutches in both automatic and manual transmission cars, although these can vary from each vehicle. When shifting gears, the clutch engages and disengages from the flywheel and transfers the torque through the transmission. A working clutch helps your vehicle start and shift gears smoothly, however when a clutch receives a lot of use and can eventually wear out. If your clutch begins slipping irregularly or is making noises that are raising suspicion, contact Fred’s Auto Center, LLC to see if clutch repair or replacement is necessary.


Four-Wheel Drive Transmission

A four-wheel (4×4) drive vehicle has differential gears, both front and rear axles, and a transfer case attached to the transmission. Four-wheel drive vehicles demand maintenance on the transfer case, front differentials, rear differentials, and transmission fluids. Visit us on 244 Platt Ave for a four wheel drive transmission service.


Front-Wheel Drive Transmission

If your vehicle has Front-wheel drive, the engine drives the front wheels only. The power is routed through the transmission to the final drive where it is split and sent to the two front wheels. The engine, transmission, and additional hardware is all located in the front of the car. If you are in need, Fred’s Auto Center, LLC of West Haven, CT will gladly repair your front-wheel drive transmission for you.


Manual Transmission Repair

Driving a vehicle with a Manual Transmission requires the clutch pedal and gear shift to manually shift gears based on the speed of the vehicle. Manual transmissions have been built with anywhere from two to eight gears. Front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive are the two main configurations for manual transmissions. Typically a manual transmission will require less maintenance than automatic transmission. At Fred’s Auto Center our auto mechanics can diagnose your vehicle and recommend the transmission repair or transmission service you need.  We will help to ensure safety and improve the lifetime of your vehicle.


Transfer Cases

A transfer case is a part of a four wheel drive system found in four wheel drive and all wheel drive vehicles. The transfer case receives power from the transmission and sends it to both the front and rear axles. This can be done with a set of gears, but the majority of transfer cases are chain driven. The transfer case is connected to the transmission and also to the front and rear axles by means of drive shafts. You can trust the automotive experts at Fred’s Auto Center for all of your transmission repairs.


Transmission Replacement

In motor vehicles, the transmission usually refers to the gear box, which uses gears and gear trains to transmit speed and torque from a rotating power source to another device. You can have your car’s transmission replaced with a new, rebuilt, re-manufactured, repaired or used transmission. For more information contact Fred’s Auto Center, LLC in West Haven, CT. Our experienced service technicians can help you make the best decision for your vehicle and your wallet.


Transmission Repair and Rebuild

When it comes to automatic transmission repair, there are several options: buying a new one, buying a re-manufactured one or having yours rebuilt. Each of the above options has its own share of advantages and disadvantages. Of the three options, rebuilt transmissions are the most economical. A rebuilt transmission involves removing the transmission from the car, disassembling it, replacing worn out parts, reassembling it, and then reinstalling it. To have this done by specialists, call 203-934-7251 to talk to the mechanics of Fred’s Auto Center, LLC today.


Service, Diagnose and Repair

Transmission repair is not something to be taken lightly. The transmission is connected to key parts of your vehicle and needs to be working properly for your safety. Transmission services include replacing filters and draining fluids to prevent transmission damage. Typical transmission issues that may lead to repair may include shifting issues, slipping, stalling, fluid leaking, and the service light turning on.

If you are concerned that you may need an auto transmission repair, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment at Fred’s Auto Center today.  Call: 203-934-7251