Transmission Repair in Dayton and Eldersburg, MD

Transmission Repair & Service in Dayton and Eldersburg, MD

How does a transmission work?

Unless you drive a stick shift vehicle from Toyota, Honda, Ford, Hyundai or any other car make, your vehicle probably has an automatic transmission system, which we will be focusing on here. The main job of your vehicle’s transmission is to allow the engine to operate at varying speeds while providing a wide range of output speeds. The transmission uses gears to make a more efficient use of the engine’s torque and keep the engine operating at an appropriate speed. Automatic transmissions contain a planetary gearset, which creates all the different gear ratios that the transmission can produce. There are two planetary gearsets in an automatic transmission. If you are in Dayton and Eldersburg, Glenwood, Clarksville, Columbia, or Gamber, you can bring your vehicle to Town and Country Auto Repair in Howard and Carroll Counties for all things transmission repair. We can decide if your vehicle needs a transmission replacement, if your transmission needs to be rebuilt, or if it can simply be repaired. In addition to transmission service, we also offer services in clutch repair, clutch replacement, differential service, repair and replacement, and axle replacement.

How do I know if my vehicle needs a transmission repair?

Whether you have an SMG transmission, a CVT transmission, or something else, we at Town and Country Auto Repair in Dayton and Eldersburg recommend changing your vehicle’s transmission fluid every 30,000 to 50,000 miles. Some signs that something is wrong with your transmission include:

  • Your vehicle makes screeching or clunking noises.

If your transmission fluid is breaking down or is there an internal problem with your transmission, you will hear these noises coming from your vehicle.

  • Your “Check Engine” light is on.

While this could mean a number of things, turning your “Check Engine” is your vehicle’s computer’s way of telling you there is a problem, which could be with your transmission.

  • Your vehicle won’t cooperate when in gear.

If there is a delay in your car responding when you change gears, your transmission fluid could be breaking down or there may be a problem with your vehicle’s computer system. However, if neither of these things are the problem, there is an issue with the transmission itself.

  • There is a grinding or shaking sensation when you change gears.

If your car grinds or shakes when you change gear, there is an issue with your transmission. This problem usually gets worse with time, so it is best practice to bring your vehicle to an auto repair shop as soon as you notice this problem.

  • You notice a burning smell coming from your vehicle.

This burning smell that likely your transmission fluid overheating, which can happen when there is not enough transmission fluid in your vehicle (which could indicate a leak) or the wrong type of transmission fluid is in your vehicle. 

Your transmission is integral to a safe driving experience, so when the time comes to get it repaired, serviced or replaced, you can bring your vehicle to Town and Country Auto Repair. We will perform a comprehensive inspection of your vehicle to determine if any other services are required, such as engine repair, or maintenance. Serving residents of Howard and Carroll Counties and beyond, we follow our mantra "Count on the professionalism of the Town, combined with the friendliness of the Country." daily. We can also perform a transmission fluid exchange or a marine transmission repair. Our number one goal is to provide high-quality customer service and repair services to every customer, every day.

Your award-winning local Shop for Transmission Repair

If you are having an issue with your transmission, Town and Country Auto Repair in Dayton and Eldersburg is your place to go. Founded in 1989, our team of expertly trained and ASE certified technicians and owner Mark and Patty Carrol have decades of combined experience and are experts in all things auto repair. We specialize in transmission repair, oil changes, fluid services and tune-ups as well as transmission repair. :

  • Locally owned and operated since 1989
  • Only OEM and OEM-approved parts/components
  • Shuttle on all services on request, loaner cars on major services on request
  • Alternative payment options (see our financing page)
  • We have a review score of 5 based on reviews from hundreds of satisfied customers.

If you are in the Dayton and Eldersburg area or nearby, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with Town and Country Auto Repair, either online or via phone at 410-531-2493 (Dayton) or 410-552-6608 (Eldersburg). Town and Country Auto Repair – "Count on the professionalism of the Town, combined with the friendliness of the Country.".

The Strength of Town & Country Auto Repair

  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • ASE-Certified Technicians
  • Family-Friendly, Community-Based Staff
  • Free Shuttle Service on request
  • Free WiFi in our Comfortable Waiting Area
  • 2-year/24,000-mile Warranty on All Repairs
  • BBB Accredited Business: A+ Rating
  • Loaner Cars Available on request
  • Digital safety inspections
  • Locally owned and operated since 1989
  • Support community organizations
  • Extremely knowledgeable and excellent quality work
  • Amazing reviews

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It's not easy to understand what needs to be disassembled in order to fix certain issues with vehicles. We are experts at diagnosing & fixing any issue that come in our shop. Add our amazing oil change to any service for 29.95 that includes a complete digital safety inspection & complimentary consultation, so you see what we see. It's worth the peace of mind knowing the state that your vehicle is in as we travel more in our vehicles. We are a family owned & operated auto repair shop that has been in business since 1989. Car Trouble? We Fix Everything! We are a MD State Inspection station & we can look over any vehicle to let you know if there are safety issues before you buy. The real difference in our shop is that we love what we do every day & we are experts in solving issues with vehicles! If you need tires, we can get the right tires & the most miles out of your vehicle. 
Town & Country Auto Repair

4105 Ten Oaks Rd, Dayton MD
Open Mon-Fri: 7:30AM - 6:00PM, Most Sat: 8:00AM - 3:00PM
(410) 531-2493

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Town & Country Auto Repair

6320 Sykesville Rd Eldersburg MD
Open Mon-Fri: 7:30AM - 6:00PM, Most Sat: 8:00AM - 3:00PM
(410) 552-6608

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We Are a Digital Shop

Our technicians use the latest technology to not only tell you if there are any problems with your vehicle, but show you. If we uncover an issue, we’ll email a photo of it to you for your review. At the end of every visit you’ll receive a detailed report regarding the general health of your vehicle. Our #1 goal is to keep you safe on the road.

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