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  • Transmission Fluid Discolored? It Could Be a Sign of a Bigger Problem.

    Tuesday 17 July 2018

    Most people know how to check their engine oil with the dipstick under the hood. However, not everybody realizes that there is a separate dipstick specifically to check your transmission fluid. You may have to look a little harder for it or consult your owner's manual. Once you locate it, though, it's really easy to check your fluid level and quality anytime you want. What to Look for When you are self-checking your transmission fluid, there are a few things you will w... read more

  • 5 Signs of a Differential Problem

    Tuesday 19 June 2018

    The differential (or transaxle in the case of many front-wheel-drive vehicles) is a key part of your car that sends power from the engine and transmission to the individual wheels. Rather than both wheels turning at exactly the same rate, a differential allows for more precise control of the vehicle. A rear-wheel-drive vehicle will have a rear differential. A front-wheel-drive vehicle will have a fron... read more

  • Is it Time for a Transmission Service?

    Tuesday 24 April 2018

    Like all automotive systems, your transmission needs standard maintenance services from time to time. How often you need a transmission service will depend on a variety of factors including the age of the vehicle, the type of vehicle and even your own driving habits. In other words, if you push your transmission a little harder than the average driver (riding the clutch, towin... read more

  • What Are Your New Year's Transmission Resolutions?

    Tuesday 02 January 2018

    Transmission maintenance and repairs are things that most people only think about after a transmission problem occurs. However, major transmission repairs, custom rebuilds and full-on transmission replacements can obviously be expensive.  Transmission care should always be on your mind and there are preventative maintenance steps you can take to keep your transmission running its best. H... read more

  • What to Do if Your Transmission Temperature Warning Light Comes On

    Tuesday 28 November 2017

    Your vehicle is equipped with many different dashboard warning lights. Some require urgent attention like the check engine light, oil pressure light, tire pressure light or temperature gauge. Others may not be as urgent, but are worth getting checked out by a professional mechanic as soon as possible. Consult your owner's manual for more information about the specific warning lights in your vehicle. Transmission Temperature Warning Light One light that you never want to se... read more

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