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Transmission Repair Services

Working Hours
  • Mon 7:30AM - 5:30PM
    Tue 7:30AM - 5:30PM
  • Wed 7:30AM - 5:30PM
    Thu 7:30AM - 5:30PM
  • Fri 7:30AM - 5:30PM
    Sat 7:30AM - 3:00PM
  • Sun Closed

Transmission Repair Services

At OTA Auto Care, we understand the terror that comes with the words "transmission repair" and we want you to know that there is hope after all. Whether manual or automatic, heavy duty or low range, the transmission is a vital part at the center of your vehicle's drivetrain. Your transmission is instrumental in turning the engine's power into forward movement, so it's not surprising that problems with this important component can cripple your car. The experts at OTA Auto Care have years of experience working on transmissions of all types and sizes. When everything grinds to a halt we have the skills to get you moving forward once more.

One of the easiest ways to avoid a large transmission repair bill is to flush the fluid according to the vehicle manufacturer's guidelines. Your transmission contains a lot of intricate moving parts which can deteriorate quickly if not properly lubricated. OTA Auto Care's technicians can take a sample of your transmission fluid and determine how long it will be before it's time to renew. When that time comes, we can have you in and out of the shop quickly.

Sometimes our technicians don't get to look at the problem until after something has gone wrong. While this is certainly more serious than a simple transmission fluid change, it doesn't have to spell disaster. At OTA Auto Care, our expert technicians can carefully disassemble your transmission, identify any faults, and determine whether repairs can be made or not. We utilize an extensive network of parts suppliers, manufacturer knowledge, and expert repair skills to get your transmission repaired, and your vehicle back on the roads of Lanoka Harbor, NJ.

At its most basic, your car's clutch allows the engine and gearbox to engage and disengage from each other between gear changes. This means that although the engine's output shaft is still spinning, there is no load on the gears which may cause them to shift improperly. Once the next gear is smoothly selected your clutch will re-engage the engine and gearbox, resuming forward momentum. Over time, and especially in improperly operated manual transmission vehicles, the clutch can become worn and less effective at its job. A damaged clutch can allow the engine and gearbox to re-engage mid-gear change, and this can have serious effects on the health of your transmission. OTA Auto Care determines the health of your clutch through diagnostic testing as well as test driving. As with a transmission fluid flush, we'll have your car back on the road and your peace of mind stretching for miles.

Another area of our gear-based expertise is your car's differentials. These sit in the middle of your car's axles between the wheels and are vital for a smooth ride. As you turn a corner, the outside wheel has to travel a greater distance than the inside wheel. Without properly functioning differentials, the wheels would turn at the same rate causing your car to vibrate horribly, and struggle to turn whenever you tried to go around a corner. When it comes to examining, diagnosing, and fixing faulty differentials, our experience with transmissions makes OTA Auto Care the best place to go in Lanoka Harbor, NJ.




Avoid transmission disaster by coming in and having your transmission, clutch, and differentials checked out today. Call us at 609-242-1146 or visit us in Lanoka Harbor, NJ so we can schedule an appointment to ensure your car is in tip-top shape!

Our competitively priced transmission services include:

Automatic Transmission
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 to have any automatic transmission issues properly assessed by auto mechanics. Call 609-242-1146 to talk to the mechanics of OTA Auto Care about your transmission problems.

Clutches
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 OTA Auto Care 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. Visit us on 730 US 9 for service on your four-wheel drive transmission services.

Front-Wheel Drive Transmission
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 additional hardware is all located in the front of the car. If you are in need, OTA Auto Care of Lanoka Harbor, NJ will gladly repair front-wheel drive transmission vehicles.

Manual Transmission
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 OTA Auto Care, 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.

Transfer Cases
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 OTA Auto Care for all your transmission repairs.

Service, Diagnose and Repair
Transmission repair is not something to take lightly. The transmission is connected to key parts of your vehicle and needs to be working properly for your safety. Transmission services include replacing filters and draining fluids to prevent transmission damage. Typical transmission issues that may lead to repair may include shifting issues, slipping, stalling, fluid leaking, and the service light turning on. If you are concerned that you may need transmission repair, don't hesitate to schedule an appointment at OTA Auto Care today.

Replacement
In motor vehicles, the transmission usually refers to the gear box, which uses gears and gear trains to transmit speed and tourque 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. For more information contact OTA Auto Care in Lanoka Harbor, NJ. Our experienced service technicians can help you make the best decision for your vehicle and your wallet.

What People Say About Us


  • -Chris R.

    First brought my car to OTA from a recommendation for a timing belt replacement. They are upfront and honest, a dying trend for mechanics these days. I have and do recommend OTA to anyone I come across looking for shop they can trust to do the job right the first time.


  • -David Campbell - Forked River

    I had a really Great experience at OTA. I made an appointment. Left the car an explained all I needed to. The car was fixed. They even did the inspection. Now I?m all good. Car is running great. I would tell everyone I know to go here. No question the best service.


  • -Lorraine K.

    Joe & all at OTA always do what is best for you and your car!!!!


  • -Gregory Y.

    Had a flat this morning! OTA had me back on the road quickly and for only $34.


  • -Maureen M.

    Everyone here is extremely helpful. They do a great job, they call you to let you know how much it's going to cost before they start the work, and everyone is professional and courteous. I highly recommend this place always.


  • -Ed F.

    The crew at OTA have been servicing my 2002 Tacoma since the warranty expired 13 years ago, and they always do a professional job for a reasonable price. This time, I was due for an oil change, and since the truck is 16 years old, Jeff suggested I replace the timing belt even though I still have low miles on the truck. I got a thorough rebuild of the front of my engine including a new coolant pump, belts, and hoses. The price was less than I expected, and the truck runs great.


  • -Brian B.

    OTA has provided good customer service for us for several years, on several vehicles we owned. They never try to sell you anything unnecessary. The quality of the work is always the best.


  • -Ron R.

    OTA always gives me good service, great communication and fair pricing. They stand behind their work and do not "create" problems that are not really problems!!!!! This is the only independent shop I ever use.


  • -Jeff M.

    Excellent place to take my car, am visiting from out of state. Thank you Joe and Jeff!


  • -Lenny H.

    Had car dropped off during weekend when closed due to engine troubles. Returned call first thing Monday morning when they received envelope and key from drop off slot, explained when and what they were going to check. Returned call with diagnosis very quick. Thank you Jeff and Joe.


  • -Lolita C.

    Would not take my car anywhere else. This group is A-one. I have never been disappointed.


  • -Patrick P.

    They put rear brakes in my Lexus SUV. They are always professional and courteous. From Jeff and Joe along with the gentleman at the front desk. Outstanding effort for a very fair price.


  • -Alex N.

    They are outstanding. Every time I go there I don't have to worry about my cars. They're very reasonable, and I trust them.


  • -Stacy A.

    Nice people who do really good work. The always take good care of us.


  • -Doreen M.

    Lovely people who care about what your car needs to keep going and allow you & family to be safe on the road. Last oil change - they topped off the oil, cleaned windows, and vacuumed up foot areas. Coffee and free TV to watch while you are waiting.


  • -Robi B.

    Always receive outstanding service.


  • -Nancy D.

    Always a good experience at OTA. They are efficient, friendly, and professional. I trust them for anything at all that my car needs.


  • -Gabriel M.

    Honest. Friendly. Knowledgeable. Fair rates. If you need a mechanic shop, then this is the place. They explain all their repairs and why you need them now or which can wait. They have always done right by me and my family, since we started going there almost 10 years ago.


  • -Alex T.

    Very good people. They really know how to take care of you and your car at a reasonable price.


  • -Tommy L.

    Great people, great mechanics, great service. Very caring. Your car is in good hands.


  • -Edward H.

    Very professional. The people there are very nice and courteous, and the job is always done right. If you have to leave your car there, they'll give you a ride home and pick you up when it's done.


  • -Jeff S.

    Great people!


  • -Kris B.

    Great staff, knowledgeable mechanics and affordable prices. Great place to have your car serviced.


  • -Michael P.

    Good honest shop.


  • -Sally P.

    Always friendly, reliable and knowledgeable.


  • -Frank S.

    Got my motor vehicle inspection done here...have a beautiful car that I am very particular about...they did a magnificent job...quick turnaround...respectful...nice paved parking lot and well kept facility...made the experience painless and proficient...highly recommend for anyone who needs car care or inspection services.


  • -Mike P.

    Excellent customer service with honest work! Great shop and fair pricing. Don't trust your vehicle anywhere else!


  • -Bill G.

    You will get honest answers and excellent parts. Joe and the gang go above and beyond each and every time. I have used them for 9 years for every personal and business vehicle I own. I don't let anyone else touch my vehicles.


  • -Dennis B.

    Great local company!


  • -TOT R.

    Best mechanics in the area. Friendly, reasonable prices. Would recommend them to anyone in the area.


  • -Jimi K.

    They do great work.


  • -Joe N.

    OTA did a great job when I had a problem with a set of Goodyears I purchased 2 years ago. they stepped up and handled the problem and provided a loaner car for me. Not even a car dealer will do that! They are winners and know what customer care is about. Once again, good job.


  • -Jill W.

    Never ever a bad experience. Always answer the phone promptly, always explain EVERYTHING that needs to be done to your car with very reasonable pricing. The staff as a whole are trustworthy and experienced.


  • -Ed B.

    Was referred to OTA when my old mechanic retired. Very trustworthy, quick turnaround & loaner cars available.


  • -Peter C.

    I had my exhaust manifold done there, the price was reasonable, and they told me 2 days it would take. I had it back within 1 day, and my truck is not making the loud noise any more. The staff was excellent too. They even drove me home.


  • -Keith H.

    Very professional service at a great price. The mechanics are very knowledgeable and do a good job! Satisfied Customer 5 Stars!


  • -Greg J.

    Great location, great people, excellent service.


  • -Karyl M.

    Great service and stellar customer service.


  • -Jennie V.

    Friendly staff, fair pricing, felt like family.


  • -Margo J.

    OTA has been repairing my car since I moved to New Jersey some years ago, and I have never had an issue with my car after it was serviced by OTA. I trust them implicitly to do the necessary repairs that they recommend when I bring my car in for servicing. They often go above and beyond what is obvious and repair things I may not be aware of. I drive away from their facility knowing my car is in the best shape possible for safe driving. I am pleased to write this review to thank them for their honesty and expertise in auto repair.


  • -Chuck R.

    Definitely the best automotive shop there is. Have been a customer for about 15 years and wouldn't go anywhere else. Even with the specials a new car dealer throws at us, we still would rather go to OTA. Highly knowledgeable, professional, quick with appointments and turn arounds. Staff treats customers like family.


  • -Kristyn S.

    Finally, a repair shop you can trust. I have an old Buick, went to ANOTHER PLACE and was told it would cost almost $2,000 needing a radiator, etc. A friend suggested I try OTA. Not only did I not need a radiator, but they fixed it for $213.00. Amazing! I'll never go anywhere else!!!


  • -Stefania J.

    Someone recommended I go to OTA, and as soon as I got there, someone went for a ride in my truck, listened to the problem and got my truck in the same day to fix it. My truck is running great and problems are fixed!! Very happy with their services. Thank you guys!!


  • -Hillary W.

    We moved here last year and have brought both cars to OTA for maintenance. Today we found ourselves at a deserted Gille Park, in the rain, with 2 kids, a dog and a big old dead battery. Joe from OTA ran up and gave us a jump, totally going out of his way to be friendly and helpful. Thank you, Joe and OTA. We will be in this week, and your customer service, helpfulness, and expertise have made us customers for life! Thank you!!!


  • -Jarred T.

    Great people, great service, and they have been helping out my family for years.


  • -Lou F.

    If you take your vehicle to another service shop, you've made a mistake. Great people, fast service, and the prices are second to none.


  • -Val H.

    Excellent customer service and reasonable prices! Thank You!


  • -Manny G.

    I was recommended by my best friend's girlfriend to go to OTA, because they are honest mechanics and will get the job done. And that's the truth. The top end of my engine had to be redone, and they fixed other little things with my car that I didn't even know about! They're really great people, and I will never take my car anywhere else!


  • -Thomas F.

    I first went there because he did a favor for my daughter. He spent about an hour tracking a tire down at another center. He would not accept anything for his time. Jeff is now a friend and he cares.


  • -Chris R.

    First brought my car to OTA from a recommendation for a timing belt replacement. They are upfront and honest, a dying trend for mechanics these days. I have and do recommend OTA to anyone I come across looking for shop they can trust to do the job right the first time.

Call us for service: 609-242-1146

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