1. How Does an Automatic Transmission Work?

    Though manual transmissions and automatic transmissions ultimately perform the same function in a vehicle, they work very differently. They require similar maintenance, but repairs can often be more complicated on automatic transmissions because there are more parts in motion. In this article, we’…Read More

  2. 8 of the Most Common Repairs Performed at Ralph’s Transmission

    Ralph's Transmission is a busy shop. Any day you come in, you'll see our transmission technicians hard at work—doing what they do best as expert mechanics with specialized transmission and drivetrain repair training. Yet, we always have time for new customers. We make sure and get your vehicle in …Read More

  3. Jeep Owner Gets Transmission Rebuilt at Ralph’s Transmission

    Ray owns a 2010 Jeep Liberty. Recently, he felt that the transmission was slipping and then it just started staying stuck in low gear. Also, the check engine light had come on. This isn't the first issue he's had with his SUV, so he was no stranger to the diagnostics and repair processes. Feeling it…Read More

  4. What to Do if Your Transmission is Slipping

    One of the most common signs of a transmission problem is when it begins to "slip" between gears. If your vehicle has a manual transmission, you can usually feel it when you are shifting, especially if it happens between one specific gear and another. In an automatic transmission vehicle, it can be …Read More

  5. Your Transmission Shop in Modesto and Car Noises

    Noises are to be expected when you fire up your car and hit the road. The wind whistles past the outboard mirrors, the tires hum of the asphalt and little pieces in the dash rub together to generate little squeaks that often drive you up the wall. But these are noised you expect to hear when driving…Read More

  6. Transmission Repair in Modesto and Maintenance Tips

    One of the most important things you can do to ensure the longest life and best value out of your vehicle is to study your owner’s manual. Inside this handy little booklet, you will discover everything you need to keep your vehicle running at peak efficiency. Your owner’s manual lets you know wh…Read More

  7. WHAT TYPE OF TRANSMISSION FLUID IS BEST FOR YOUR VEHICLE?

    A lot of people—including some professional general repair mechanics—do not realize that there are many different types of transmission fluid (also known as transmission oil) out there. You have different brands with different mixtures and additives designed for specific types of transmissions.…Read More