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(406) 862-6666 • 6470 Highway 93 south • Whitefish, MT
(406) 755-6662 • 196 3rd Ave. East North • Kalispell, MT

Howie's Tire & Alignment provides Automatic Transmission Repair services to Whitefish, MT, Kalispell, MT, Evergreen, MT, and other surrounding areas.

Approx. Time: 90 Minutes  |   Price Range: Get Quote for Price

The Basics Behind Automatic Transmission Repair Services at Howie's Tire & Alignment

A transmission is responsible for transferring power from the engine to the drive wheels and helping the engine accommodate a range of speeds. An automatic transmission routes power from the engine to the drive wheels while shifting between gears automatically so you can concentrate on regulating power and speed. Automatic transmissions contain the following major components: a planetary gear unit, a hydraulic pump, and a torque converter. The primary difference between an automatic transmission and a manual transmission is the torque converter, which operates similarly to the clutch. The torque converter automatically adjusts to engine speed and supplies power to the wheels of the vehicle. Torque converters rely on transmission fluid to help lubricate internal gears and components, though transmission fluid also helps with the force and pressure needed for switching gears. Throughout an automatic transmission’s life, various maintenance services can help prevent major repairs and unexpected breakdowns while extending the life of your transmission.



Why Should You Have Automatic Transmission Repair Services Performed at Howie's Tire & Alignment?

An automatic transmission service is designed to prevent unexpected failure and to keep your transmission functioning optimally. A few things that can lead to an automatic transmission service include towing heavy loads and insufficient levels of transmission fluid. Checking transmission fluid levels is important for keeping all internal gears and components clean and lubricated. Grinding noises and leaking will alert you to potential problems early. If you notice a burnt smell emanating from your vehicle’s transmission, there may be a problem with your transmission’s ability to retain fluid. A lack of routine maintenance can contribute to automatic transmission trouble. Replacing a transmission can be expensive, so staying on top of automatic transmission repairs and basic maintenance is important for maximizing the life of your transmission.

We proudly service the Automatic Transmission Repair needs of customers in Whitefish, MT, Kalispell, MT, Evergreen, MT, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Evergreen MT | Kalispell MT | Whitefish MT | and surrounding areas

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Howie's Tire & Alignment

Howie's Tire & Alignment is a pillar of the Whitefish, MT community. Howie's Tire & Alignment is a leader in offering name brand tires, wheels, auto repair and brake services for customers located in and around the Whitefish, Montana area. Our goal is to focus on customer service. It is the foundation of our business. Howie's Tire & Alignment employs a well-trained staff specializing in the sale and installation of passenger car, performance and light truck or SUV tires. Custom wheels are available at Howie's Tire & Alignment. Special wheels and rims compliment any tire or customer vehicle. Complete under-car services, such as oil changes, brakes, shocks, struts, alignment, and transmission fluid flush for both foreign and domestic vehicles are readily available at competitive prices. Take this opportunity to browse Howie's Tire & Alignment website or call us for personalized service.


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