1. Differential vs. Transfer Case: What’s the Difference?

    Though transmission repairs and maintenance services are the lifeblood of our business at Ralph's Transmission, we work on all aspects of the drivetrain and driveline. Axles, differentials, transfer cases, U-joints (universal joints), CV joints (constant-velocity joints) and other important componen…Read More

  2. We Love SUVs, Too!

    We've made no secret at Ralph's Transmission that we are fond of trucks. We specialize in heavy duty work trucks and all types of pickups. We just love working on trucks! However, it is important to note that we work on all types of vehicles. And just like big trucks, we also love working on SUVs. S…Read More

  3. Ford Truck Owner Named Ralph Recommends Ralph’s Transmission!

    It's not every day that we have a customer named Ralph walk through our doors at Ralph's Transmission, but it happened recently. In fact, he is a repeat customer of ours. This Ralph knew he had a transmission problem in his 2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty. He uses the tow haul mode often to carry heavy l…Read More

  4. Why We Love the Central Valley

    Ralph's Transmission has been in the same location on 9th Street in downtown Modesto since 1969. For 50 years now, this has been a leading local transmission shop that Central Valley residents have been able to turn to for quality service and exceptional customer care. And though ownership changed h…Read More

  5. Honda Owner Treated Like Family at Ralph’s Transmission

    Sarah first visited Ralph's Transmission a couple months ago because her 2005 Honda Odyssey was not running right. It was struggling to move forward at all when the vehicle was put into gear. She wanted to have the transmission inspected and repaired by Central Valley transmission specialists. "The …Read More

  6. Got a Heavy Duty Truck? Trust it with Ralph’s Transmission!

    Though Ralph's Transmission works on vehicles of all shapes and sizes, we especially love heavy duty trucks. From specialty service trucks to big, beefy American pickups made by Ford, Chevy, GMC and Dodge, they are our favorite types of vehicles to work on here at our downtown Modesto transmission s…Read More

  7. Ford Owner Gets Clutch Assembly Replaced at Ralph’s Transmission

    Chris was a little apprehensive about bringing his 2014 Ford Focus to an independent auto repair shop. He typically only trusts it with his dealership. However, he knew there was something wrong with his transmission. The check engine light was on and the vehicle was struggling to get past 35 MPH. A…Read More

  8. What You Should Know About Transmission Fluid

    We've all been to the doctor and gotten a blood test. It's a smart thing to do periodically if you care about your health. Well, if you also care about the health and performance of your car, truck or SUV, then it's a good idea to get your vehicle's fluids checked out every once in awhile. The motor…Read More