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Whatever you’re driving, the transmission in your vehicle contains hundreds of components working together, and regular maintenance and repair services are absolutely essential to keep it operating properly.

Since 1973, Hollywood Services has taken pride in providing the very best certified auto repair in Chicago, IL for our customers, and whether you’re driving a manual or an automatic, our transmission specialists will always provide you with the highest quality transmission service and maintenance.

Signs of Transmission Problems

Some of the common symptoms of transmission problems include the following:

  • Strange noises. When your vehicle starts making noises it shouldn’t be making, it’s time to get it checked out. You may hear a humming or buzzing coming from your transmission, and when you do, bring it to Hollywood Services immediately.
  • Lack of response. Transmissions are designed to enable you to shift gears instantly, and if that’s not happening and you’re getting delayed responses, it’s time to get it checked out.
  • A burning smell. The smell of something burning coming from your vehicle is never good. The cause could be a number of things, but it’s commonly caused by the overheating of the transmission fluid. Don’t panic, just come see us at Hollywood Services.
  • Grinding gears. This problem appears differently in vehicles with manual transmissions and those with automatic transmissions. With a manual, if the gears grind when you’re shifting, that may mean a worn out clutch that needs replacing. With an automatic, a rough shift rather than a smooth, unnoticeable one could be caused by several things. Bring it in and let us check it out.
  • Noisy in neutral. If you hear a bumping sound when your vehicle is in neutral, that may mean the transmission fluid needs to be replaced.
  • Dashboard warning light. That warning light on your dashboard is the last thing you want to see, and it could mean all sorts of things, including transmission issues. Don’t procrastinate. Bring it by Hollywood Services as soon as possible for a check and diagnosis.

Fluid Replacement

Whether you own a manual or automatic vehicle, regular fluid replacement is one of the most important things you can do to avoid these transmission problems. For manuals, the fluid should probably be changed somewhere between 30,000 to 60,000 miles and for automatics, between 60,000 to 100,000 miles.

Transmission fluid replacement is often at the bottom of an owner’s maintenance list, but it shouldn’t be. Schedule an appointment with us to have your fluid replaced so all the components in your transmission can do their job.

Certified Auto Repair in Chicago, IL

At Hollywood Services, our expert transmission technicians have the knowledge, skills and the latest technology needed to keep your vehicle operating smoothly and efficiently for years to come. So, at the first sign of transmission problems, don’t delay. Call or email Hollywood Services to schedule an appointment and let our transmission specialists go to work for you.


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Hollywood Services, Inc.

5656 N Western Ave,

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