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    Is Your Vehicle Having Trouble Shifting Between Gears?

    This is one of the most common signs of transmission trouble. Shifting problems can take many forms, and will usually be noticeable whether you are driving with an automatic transmission or manual transmission. Here are a few examples of what you might experience when driving: Trouble Shifting into …Read More

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    Why You Shouldn’t Ignore a Transmission Fluid Leak

    Transmission fluid leaks are the most common causes for major internal transmission damage. Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) provides very important lubricating, hydraulic and cooling properties within the transmission system. Without the proper amount of clean fluid running through the transmissi…Read More

  3. A man works on the components of a car with it raised over his head.

    The Importance of Transmission Maintenance

    Most people are pretty good about getting their oil changed and tires rotated. Those are fairly easy services to remember every 5,000-6,000 miles, depending on the vehicle. A majority of new cars have maintenance reminders to let you know when service is required. One maintenance service that can be…Read More

  4. A Ralph's technician displays car maintenance on parts.

    GMC Owner Appreciates Honest Service at Ralph’s Transmission

    Alex drives a 2002 GMC Yukon Denali with over 180,000 miles on it. He recently started noticing that the vehicle would slip in and out of gear when driving 25-30 MPH. He contacted Ralph's Transmission in Modesto for help with his transmission problem. After towing the SUV to our shop, our technician…Read More

  5. A red GMC truck in a clearing, surrounded by pine trees.

    Is Your Truck’s Transmission Failing?

    Trucks are a way of life in the Central Valley. Whether you use your truck for work, recreation, daily driving or all of the above, you depend on it to get you where you need to go. You might have to haul heavy loads. You may have to go off-road. You may simply just have to get your kids to school a…Read More

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

    Dodge Ram Owner Thankful for Ralph’s Transmission Warranty

    Norm drives a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 with many miles on it. He was experiencing some shifting problems in his truck, so he wanted to get it looked at by a transmission specialist. Norm brought his truck into the Central Valley transmission experts at Ralph's Transmission in Modesto for a full diagnosti…Read More

  7. An outside look at a car part outside of the vehicle.

    5 Simple Steps to a Healthy Transmission

    It's the new year and many of us have made resolutions. For most, these resolutions revolve around living a healthier lifestyle. You may want to cut out sugars and carbs. You want to exercise more and lose weight. These are great resolutions to have, especially if you stick with them. Another resolu…Read More

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    Volkswagen Owner Saves Money at Ralph’s Transmission

    Jon drives a 2015 Volkswagen Passat. He noticed that his car had a serious transmission fluid leak, so he tool it to the local Volkswagen dealership first. They diagnosed the problem, but let him know the repair was going to be very expensive. Jon wanted a second opinion before making a final decisi…Read More