Transmission Service at Mark Porter Auto Jackson
When you get a new car, no one really warns you how much maintenance goes into keeping it running smoothly and efficiently. Keeping up with Dodge service is essential for the safety and longevity of your vehicle, especially when it comes to your engine and its transmission. Luckily, our dealership is here to guide you through the different transmission options, what they mean, and the services we can provide to keep your car in shape.
Transmission Options: Automatic vs. Manual
Engines come with different drive modes, and the two most popular are automatic and manual. Both options are also determined by the number of gears available and the speed. That’s why you see engines labeled like “six-speed automatic” or “eight-speed manual.”
Many new Dodge trucks are equipped with automatic transmissions, as this is the most common option in the United States. These transmissions use a single gearset and torque converter to shift gears automatically while you drive. This means you can concentrate more on the road ahead since you’re not responsible for shifting the gears yourself.
Manual transmissions have been around as long as the creation of the vehicle itself. Drivers must listen to the engine as they drive and activate the clutch to switch gears when needed. They choose different gear ratios from a gearbox that connects to the engine. It can take a little bit of practice, but it gives a lot more power to the driver and is a very reliable option since you’re the one in control.
Engine and Transmission Services
A healthy engine means a good transmission, so one of the best ways to keep your transmission running smoothly is to get regular engine checks. You can also ensure a more seamless drive when you keep up with routine oil changes. Once you’re ready to tune up your vehicle, we make it easy for you to schedule Dodge service right online.
Simply pick a convenient time and day for you, tell us what service you need, bring in your car, and let us handle the rest! We also give customers the ability to shop Dodge parts right through our dealership so that we can be your one-stop shop for your Dodge needs.
All of us here at Mark Porter Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM are committed to keeping your Dodge vehicle running as well as the day you bought it for as long as possible. Visit our dealership today to get the high-quality service that your vehicle deserves