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Christmas Trading Hours: Our Victor Harbor workshop will be working reduced hours during the holiday season - please note the changed times.
We will be open 8:30am-2:00pm on Monday, December 24 and also open on December 27-28 8:30am-4:00pm and on December 31 8:30am-4:00pm.
We will be closed on December 25-26, December 29-30 and closed on January 1, 2019.
Fleurieu Automotive will restart regular trading 8:30am-5:00pm from January 2. Ensure you book your car service well in advance to avoid the Christmas rush!

It's important to keep your car's transmission running properly whether it’s a manual or an automatic. We can perform Transmission Service on your car right here in Victor Harbor – Call us today for a quote!

There are two main differences between an automatic and a manual transmission:

  • Automatic Transmissions vehicles have no clutch pedal.
  • There is also no gear stick in an automatic transmission vehicle; once the transmission is put into drive, from there on its all automatic.

A manual transmission locks and unlocks various sets of gears to the output shaft in order to achieve the various gear ratios, while an automatic transmission uses the same set of gears to produce all of the different gear ratios.

 

Transmission Service

Manual transmissions need servicing but it is a less complicated task which involves replacing the fluids and/or making minor adjustments.

Automatic transmissions involve a range of parts such as a planetary gear set, a set of locking bands, a hydraulic system, clutches, and a large pump to move transmission fluid around and so regular servicing of Automatic transmissions is key to ensure maximum performance, economy and service life.

Symptoms that there are problems with your automatic transmission include:

     

  • Fluids Leaking.
  • 'Check Engine' light.
  • Clunky transitions between gears.
  • Difficulty getting 'into' gear.
  • A whining, humming or even a slight buzzing sound.

If you are experiencing any of these issues in your vehicle please call us at Fleurieu Automotive in Victor Harbor Today!

 

Trading Hours: Open Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm 

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