Chicago's Northside Wrigleyville
Fred’s Wrigleyville Garage
Transmission Service & Repair Chicago.
Chicago Transmission Service & Repair Experts in Wrigleyville
Currently offering full-service transmission flush and fill for $195 for most vehicles.
Includes up to 5 quarts of new transmission fluid. (Some vehicles require more. Call for a quote for your specific vehicle.)
Transmissions are one of the most important components in your vehicle and if you are looking for the best place for a transmission service near you or transmission repair near you, it is Fred’s Wrigleyville Garage. If your transmission isn't doing its job right, your vehicle isn't going to be able to drive backward, forward or anywhere in general. That's why it is so important that you bring your vehicle in to Fred’s Wrigleyville Garage and auto repair to have it inspected. Things like a simple inspection and preventative maintenance could be the key to saving you hundreds, if not thousands, in a new or rebuilt transmission.
Fred’s Wrigleyville Garage and auto repair is your alternative to the dealership because we’re a complete auto repair shop — and that includes transmission repairs. From basic transmission services like a transmission fluid flush all the way to complete replacement or transmission overhauls, we can handle your vehicle’s transmission problems, no matter how big or small.
When you have a quality service shop working on your vehicle, you aren't going to have to stress yourself out about whether the job was done correctly or not. Our team can tackle any issue that might be going on with your vehicle. From replacing the transmission to rebuilding it, we can get the repairs done and get your vehicle back on the road. Because of our extensive experience in the field, we are confident that we can get your car repaired in the shortest amount of time possible.
Our competitively priced transmission services include:
Automatic Transmissions shift between gears automatically to optimize driving, and 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 have to any automatic transmission issues properly assessed by auto mechanics.
There are clutches in both automatic and manual transmission cars, and different types of clutches. When shifting gears, the clutch engages and disengages from the flywheel and transfers the torque through the transmission. Clutches should help your vehicle start and shift gears smoothly. The clutch in your car receives a lot of wear and can eventually wear out. If your clutch begins slipping irregularly or is making noises that are raising suspicion, contact Fred’s Wrigleyville Garage to see if clutch replacement is necessary.
Four-Wheel Drive Transmission
A four-wheel (4x4) 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.
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 through the drive axles. The engine, transmission, and hardware additional is all located in the front of the car.
Driving a vehicle with a Manual Transmission requires using 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, manual transmissions require less maintenance then automatic transmissions. At Fred’s Wrigleyville Garage and auto repair, our auto mechanics can diagnose your vehicle and then recommend the transmission repair or transmission service you need to ensure safety and improve the lifetime of your vehicle.
In motor vehicles, the transmission usually refers to the gearbox, 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, remanufactured, repaired or used transmission.
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 manufactured today are chain driven. The transfer case is connected to the transmission and also to the front and rear axles by means of drive shafts. Trust the automotive experts at Fred’s Wrigleyville Garage and auto repair for all your transmission repairs.
Benefits of bringing your vehicle in for regular maintenance:
A longer transmission life
Minimal out of pocket expenses
The chance to prevent being stuck on the side of the road waiting on a tow
The chance to work with someone who is knowledgeable about your vehicle
With there being so many different benefits that come from bringing your vehicle into Fred’s Wrigleyville Garage to have it routinely inspected, you can save yourself a lot of hassles and headaches down the line. Don't wait until your transmission stops working to do something about it. Bring it in and let the professionals do a thorough maintenance and preventative inspection on it for you.
Why Choose Fred’s Wrigleyville Garage?
We are a family owned and operated auto repair business since 1978
We guarantee our work in writing
Only work you authorize will be completed
We are a Better Business Bureau Accredited Business
If your car is not drivable, we will provide a complimentary* tow to our location (*with major repairs)
We beat dealership repair costs
Comprehensive External Check
We offer a simple, yet comprehensive approach to determining your transmission or drive train problem
Comprehensive External Checklist
Check Fluid Levels – Your transmission fluid level is crucial to the longevity of your transmission. It acts as the coolant, the hydraulic fluid, and the lubricant, so it should be free of particles, clear and odorless.
Road Test – We conduct a thorough vehicle road test where we check shift sequences, variations in operating ranges for gear selections, slipping, etc. We encourage you to accompany our driver/technician during the road test where he can explain to you what is happening with your transmission.
Perform an Engine Operation Test – Fred’s Wrigleyville Garage and auto repair technicians will check for possible transmission-related problems, however, if your engine is not functioning properly, it will have a definite effect on the efficiency of your transmission. We will diagnose the problem with your vehicle, whether it’s the transmission or the engine.
Check Axles, CV Joints, Boots and Other Potential Factors – It may not be the transmission after all! A failing universal joint (u-joint) sounds bad and shakes the car, but it’s a minor part that’s easily replaced. CV joints and boots can do the same, although they a bit more costly to replace. Our expert technicians will help determine the real problem, transmission or otherwise.
Check Transmission and Engine Mounts – A bad mount can cause the engine and transmission to move under power and change the shifting sequences of your transmission.
Look for Leaks and Seeps – A bad seal or a loose connection could cause a loss of fluid significant enough to drop levels to a point where the operation is affected. This is normally a simple repair.
Inspect Drive Shaft and Undercarriage – Moving parts can cause a problem that might sound or act like a transmission problem when actually it’s really not. This is where it pays to have an expert assess the problem.
Check all Linkages – Worn and damaged parts can cause erratic behavior while shifting, or even issues with computer and sequence processing.
Inspect Cooling System Operation – Your vehicle’s cooling system keeps the temperature of your engine operating within a normal range. We also check the operating temperature of your transmission to make sure it is operating normally. Overheating can kill a transmission. We also check all other peripheral areas for leaks including brake cylinders, power steering, etc.
Inspect Differential Operation – We check for any leaks and look for evidence of bearing or gear noise.
Inspect Transmission Pan – We lower the transmission pan to check for excessive metal in it or in the filter. If we notice any broken metal parts in the pan, we look further into the internal parts of the transmission. These metal parts may indicate that parts within the transmission will continue to get worse (or may have already failed), causing even more interior damage and increasing your cost for repair.