1. WHAT IS A TORQUE CONVERTER?

    All cars, whether they have manual or automatic transmissions, need a way for the engine to keep running while the automobile is stopped. If you have a manual transmission, this is accomplished using the clutch. It temporarily disconnects the engine from the transmission. How Torque Converters Wor…Read More

  2. RALPH’S TRANSMISSION CREATES MORE HAPPY CUSTOMERS

    At Ralph's Transmission, we believe in providing the highest standards of transmission repair around. From full rebuilds backed by our 3 Year, 100,000 Mile Warranty to parts replacements and minor repairs, we approach everything we do with a commitment to quality. Since 1969, Ralph's Transmission…Read More

  3. ANOTHER SATISFIED TRANSMISSION REBUILD CUSTOMER AT RALPH’S

    When Deryl accidentally ran over a huge pothole, he noticed immediately that it had messed something up in his car. In neutral, there wouldn't be any strange noises, but when he changed gears or revved up, he noticed multiple problems. Unusual sounds, slipping gears and delayed reactions—Deryl …Read More

  4. RALPH’S TRANSMISSION EMPLOYEE PROFILE – TOD CHRETIEN

    From time to time, we'll be posting profiles of Ralph's Transmission employees. We want our customers to know the people who are serving them and taking care of their important transmission repair and rebuild needs. Tod Chretien is the Head Diagnostician at Ralph's Transmission. His working relati…Read More

  5. HOW OFTEN DO YOU NEED TO CHANGE YOUR TRANSMISSION FLUID?

    This is always a good question and there is some debate in the automotive world. Some will recommend every 30,000 miles. Others might say 50,000-60,000. Some say you don't need it for 100,000 miles or more. There probably is no right answer because there are so many different opinions. In most cases…Read More

  6. RALPH’S TRANSMISSION ADVERTISING HELPS SUPPORT LOCAL CHARITY

    For Ralph's Transmission, it is truly a win-win situation. Running bus bench ads throughout Modesto is a great way to build exposure for the shop while also helping support an amazing local charity: United Cerebral Palsy of Stanislaus and Tuolumne Counties. United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is a non-…Read More

  7. RALPH’S TRANSMISSION BELIEVES IN TREATING CUSTOMERS RIGHT

    When Barry received less-than-ideal service at another transmission shop in his hometown, he decided to bring his BMW down from Stockton in order to have it serviced at Ralph's Transmission in Modesto. He was concerned that his car was making a strange buzzing sound when driving in low gear. It did…Read More

  8. WHAT DOES YOUR VEHICLE’S DRIVETRAIN DO?

    It may be a term you've heard before. "Drivetrain" often gets mistakenly interchanged with "powertrain" which is actually a slightly more encompassing automotive term that includes the engine along with the drivetrain. In a nutshell, the drivetrain consists of the transmission, the driveshaft, th…Read More