1129 Midland Avenue Kingston, Ontario K7P 2X8

(613) 634-9837


Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sat-Sun: Closed

Mon-Fri: 8AM - 5PM | Sat-Sun: Closed
1129 Midland Avenue Kingston, Ontario K7P 2X8

Transmission Service & Repair

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Address 1129 Midland Ave, Kingston, ON K7P 2X8
Contact Phone (613) 634-9837
Opening Hours Mon-Fri: 8am - 5pm Sat: 8am-11am Sun: Closed

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Transmission Service & Repair

There are two kinds of people, people who want to know and people who are not into the whats and whys, they just want it fixed and running as if a problem never happened.

Regardless of where you fit in, it is important to understand some aspects of what your transmission does and why it is important for you to hire the best to fix it.

You vehicle transmissions important role is to send power from your vehicle engine to the axles.  It determines what gear your vehicle should use and basically tells your vehicle to move.

The number one symptom that most people experience when their transmission is failing is the inability to shift gears.  When you step on the gas pedal, you can feel that your vehicle is pulling back or is struggling to pick up speed.

Although this is a suspected indicator of transmission problems, until you can get your vehicle to us for an inspection and diagnostic, there are other symptoms to help you identify that you may have a transmission problem.

Common Warning Signs of Transmisson Problems

  • Most times if your vehicle won’t shift gears or is having trouble shifting gears
  • The smell of burning could mean the transmission is overheating due to
  • When your car is in neutral and you hear unusual sounds it could mean a problem with the transmission
  • If you are driving and your car slips into random gears, this is a serious and dangerous issue.  Get your vehicle to us quickly but safely.
  • On a standard vehicle when the clutch is difficult to disengage
  • Leaking transmission fluid under your vehicle.  This is an easy symptom to identify.  Transmission fluid  is a red sweet smelling fluid.
  • When your vehicle changes gear you hear/feel grinding and shaking.
  • Other sounds that may mean a transmission issue is humming, whining and banging or clunking.

The above symptoms do not necessarily mean you have to replace your transmission but it is important to  get your vehicle to us quickly so that we can fix issues that may lead to it.

How to help keep your transmission longer

Your particular make and model of vehicle has a manufacturer recommended schedule for transmission maintenance but generally it is around 48,000 km.  There are parts, components and fluids that need attention monthly, yearly or how many miles you have put on the vehicle.  Manufacturers usually recommend maintenance at 30,000 miles, 60,000 miles, and 90,000 miles but there are alot of parts that need to be checked before hitting these milestones.

Vehicle Fluids

Engine coolant, antifreeze, steering fluid, transmission fluid. All fluids in your vehicle need to be topped up periodically.

Engine Oil

Check oil and if oil is low, add oil recommended for your vehicle. If really dark or thick, you need an oil change.

Vehicle Battery

Sometimes all it needs is a boost but if it needs to be replaced, bring it to us.

Tires & Wheels

Tire pressure, tire tread and wear. Proper tires for the season.

Air & Cabin Filters

Protect your engine from dirt and debris and maintain air flow & quality.

Spark Plugs

Spark plugs need to be clean to keep your engine efficient. Over time build up will decease their efficiency.


When belts become cracked, frayed or worn, it is best left up to us to replace.

Windshield Wipers

This is a maintenance task that you can handle yourself but sometimes it is complicated to know what you need.

Engine Light

When your engine light comes on, don't panic it might be nothing but bring it to us and we will check it out.

Trust Our Services

For over 45 years, J&J Automotive has been helping drivers in Kingston and the surrounding area maintain their vehicles.

From oil changes, filter replacements, and fluid flushes to brakes and brake repair, shocks and struts, muffler repair, tires, and wheel alignment, our certified mechanics can take care of all of your auto repair and maintenance needs.

Our Complimentary Multipoint Inspection

With most car repair services where we put the vehicle on the hoist, you’ll receive our Complimentary Multipoint Inspection. We’ll look inside, outside, under the hood and underneath the car.  We will then explain the findings and give you a written report.  It is a good way to identify issues that should be addressed before they turn into major repairs.


Our Multipoint Visual Inspection includes the following:

Front End Inspection

Ball joints, tie rods, coils, shocks, struts, wheel bearing, control arms, sway bar links and tire pressure.

Underbody Inspection

Visual check for leaking fluids including the steering rack.

Brakes Inspection

Front and Rear pads and rotors, visual inspection of the pad life and brake rotor health, visual check for leaks in brake lines

Tire Health

We check tire depth, pressure, and look for any cracks or uneven wear.


We visually check the exhaust for any holes and broken or weak brackets in pipes or muffler.


Visual inspection of belts, battery and check fluid levels.