1. Happy Thanksgiving greeting card

    It’s Time to Give Thanks!

    Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! Even though Thanksgiving may not be quite the same this year for many Central Valley families, it's still a time to celebrate and give thanks for the good things we do have in life. Whether you are able to enjoy the holiday with your entire family or you …Read More

  2. A man inserts a new part in the underbelly of a car.

    The Pros and Cons of Buying a Used Transmission

    It's a fairly common recommendation by general auto repair shops to install a used transmission. Your current transmission may be damaged beyond repair—or at least beyond what they are able to repair at their shop. Naturally, you will be faced with a multitude of important decisions to make as a v…Read More

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    Why You Should Take a Transmission Fluid Leak Very Seriously

    If you ever look under your vehicle and see a transmission fluid leak—or any fluid leak for that matter—you will not want to wait to get your vehicle looked at immediately by a transmission expert. Transmission fluids can vary in color, but most are bright red and easy to identify. You can usual…Read More

  4. A Ralph's technician works on a part that is separated from the vehicle.

    Chevy Owner Gets Transmission Rebuilt at Ralph’s Transmission

    Andrea drives a 2016 Chevrolet Impala. A vehicle that new rarely will have any major transmission problems, but unfortunately all cars are not created equally, and the same can be said of manufacturer warranties. Bad things happen and parts fail, and poor Andrea was stuck in car that wouldn't go fas…Read More

  5. A close-up of the shift stick in a vehicle.

    8 Signs of a Bad Clutch

    The clutch is a key part of a manual transmission that enables you to shift between gears. If it is not working correctly or any part of the clutch system is damaged, you will experience problems and it could lead to even more significant transmission issues. There are signs to let you know when you…Read More

  6. A man with soft, white gloves adjusts components in a vehicle.

    Replace or Rebuild Your Transmission: Which is the Best Option?

    When your vehicle's transmission has significant internal damage, you have choices to make. Some transmission problems go beyond simply getting the transmission fluid and filter replaced (i.e., a "standard transmission service") or just replacing one failing component. Don't Let Transmission Problem…Read More

  7. A damaged automatic transmission

    6 Signs of a Failing Torque Converter

    Automatic vehicles feature a torque converter as part of the transmission. It's one of the key components that allows the car or truck to shift automatically between gears. It converts power from the engine into hydraulic pressure that ultimately controls the shifting. A failing torque converter is …Read More