How Transmission Gear Ratios Work

By Mister Transmission

Most mechanical devices with spinning parts need gears. How interlocking gears work together can directly impact your car’s performance

You don’t need to have a degree in mechanical engineering to understand how transmission gear ratios work. Simply, a gear ratio is the relationship between two or more interlocking gears and their rotational speeds. The gear train is the system that mounts and interlocks the teeth of the gears.

Without getting too technical, the pinion gear receives rotational force directly from the engine, and when it spins, it causes the spur gear to turn. Together, these gears transfer power to your car’s drive axle. Why should that matter to the average motorist? Because the gears and your vehicle’s transmission ratio is what affects how your vehicle performs.

If you’re experiencing delayed engagement with your transmission when you drive, it’s possible your transmission gear ratio needs to be adjusted, or dirt and grit could be negatively impacting your gears.

Monitoring the Health of Your Transmission

Identifying potential transmission problems before they erupt into a full-blown malfunction can help you keep your vehicle performing optimally, and save you money.

Whether there’s water in your transmission or one of several other possible problems, regular preventative maintenance and following recommended best practices for the upkeep of your vehicle is your best defence.

If you have a question about your transmission or want to book a service appointment, contact the Mister Transmission service centre nearest to you.

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Date: January 10, 2022
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Driving through Toronto from out of town we had transmission problems with our van. Ray at Mister Transmission was an absolute star!! After calling several places, I talked to Ray and he was very welcoming and said to bring it over and he would take a look. From the very beginning, I totally trusted his advice and he was accomodating considering our situation. He gave us the straight facts and information that we needed and truly helped us out. Too bad that we are not from the area as he would definitely be someone that I would trust with my vehicles and who would become our "go to" guy. Thanks Ray so much for your help!
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Excellent and quick service. Addressed the complaint I came in with and identified that it would be covered under warranty from a previous service. No charge and yet I wouldn't have known the difference had they charged me for the issue. I'm a repeat customer here and they have treated me kindly and provided very good service each time.
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Mark Fogarty
I've never left an online review before but my experience with Brad and his team at Mister Transmission was so good I felt compelled to do one for them.After the initial transmission repair I had to return my car for some additional work and Brad was more than fair with how he fixed the problems. I could tell they were trying their hardest to do their best for me as a customer and I really appreciated that.Highly, highly recommended!
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