410-385-8600 OFFICE    410-385-2864 FAX

2840 Annapolis Road Baltimore, MD 21230


410-385-8600 office      410-385-2864 fax

2840 Annapolis Road Baltimore MD, 21230



Today's vehicles are primarily controlled and utilize sophisticated technology to operate properly. The use of this technology plays a significant part of the diagnosis of your vehicle's performance. when your vehicle is illuminating the "CHECK ENGINE" light or not running properly, oftentimes computer diagnostics are needed to determine what part is malfunctioning.  

Everyone knows the importance of regular vehicle maintenance such as oil changes and rotating tires, but what about transmission maintenance and why is the transmission so important? The transmission is a major part of your vehicle. It is made up of hundreds of computer complex components that enable your vehicle to move. The transmission fluid also serves a multitude of purposes. It cools, lubricates, transmits pressure, inhibits varnish buil-up and protects the transmission. Regular maintenance helps keep the transmission fluid clean and the transmission running smoothly.

Harsh driving conditions can devastate the life of the transmission fluid, which can then lead to transmission failure.  Old and dirty transmission fluid can lead to the need for an entirely new transmission. Regular transmission maintenance services can help to prevent transmission failures and keep your transmission in road ready condition.

Our transmission maintenance services include replacement of transmission fluid, replacement of transmission filter (where applicable), replace pan gasket and perform lift inspection.

To help familiarize you with the different types of difficulties that may arise with the transmission, we have listed a few of the common malfunctions that can occur.

  • Loss of power upon acceleration
  • Transmission is unable to go into gear
  • Hard or late shifting of gears
  • Transmission slipping
  • Chatter or grinding noise in the transmission
  • Car is unable to move 



  • Do schedule maintenance according to vehicle owner's manual.
  • Do have transmission fluid checked when having oil changed.
  • Do not drive a vehicle with low or no transmission fluid.
  • Do not change gear ranges from drive to reverse when your vehicle is moving.
  • Do not spin tires on turns with front wheel drive vehicles.
  • Do not drive your vehicle when there are transmission problems, this may cause further damage.
  • Do not drag race your vehicle as it puts unnecessary strain on your transmission.
  • Do not drive in 4x4 range on dry pavement unless vehicle is all wheel or automatic 4x4.
  • Do make sure you come to a complete stop before moving gear into another range.
  • Do not drive on spare tires or mismatched tire sizes with front wheel drive vehicles for extend periods of time.

You rely on your transmission to keep your car going. So when your transmission starts to fail, you need to get it repaired quickly. At Hollinswood Auto and Truck, we specialize in repairing all types of tranmissions, including manual, automatic, and semi-automatic models.

At Hollinswood Auto and Repair, our goal is to provide the reliable and affordable transmission repair service you deserve. No matter the state of your transmission, we pledge to work our hardest to get it running again. If we determine that your transmission can not be fixed, we will work to have it replaced in a timely fashion. We pride ourselves on excellence in all we do, and we look forward to the opportunity to earn your trust.

If you suspect that you may have a problem with your transmission, don't delay: Get it repaired before the damage gets worse. Call us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.

When a warning light is illuminated this means the onboard computer has detected a problem or service need with one or more of many different systems it monitors and controls, such as your engine or transmission. Therefore, we recommend our Computer Diagnostics Service to provide you with an accurate assessment of your vehicle's condition. Our Computer Diagnostic Service utilizes state-of-the art diagnostic equipment, which is connected to your vehicle to view computer trouble codes.

Our trained technicians utilize the same procedures the dealerships perform by retrieving this information directly from the vehicles data stream to accurately pinpoint your systems failure or service needs. Once the data is retrieved from the trouble code our technicians can provide or repair recommendation to return your vehicle to its road ready condition.