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    5 Common Causes of Transmission Failure

    Repairing, replacing or rebuilding a damaged transmission can be expensive. As a vehicle owner, you want to take every step you can to prevent transmission failure. This means keeping up with maintenance and being aware of common transmission issues that can occur. If you think you might have a tran…Read More

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

    5 Questions to Ask Before a Transmission Rebuild

    If your auto mechanic is recommending a transmission rebuild, it's important to understand as much as you can about the process before you authorize the work to be done. Here are 5 of the best questions you should ask when your auto shop recommends a transmission rebuild? 1. Are You Rebuilding or Re…Read More

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    How Often Should I Change My Transmission Fluid?

    Transmission fluid is very similar to engine oil. It provides vital lubricating, cleaning and cooling properties within the transmission system. It keeps internal parts protected and working as designed, which is important for the overall performance and long-term health of your transmission. Over t…Read More

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    5 Reasons to Use a Transmission Specialist

    If you have a heart problem, you are probably going to schedule an appointment with a cardiologist. They are going to offer more specialized knowledge and experience in addressing your condition—at least compared to your general family doctor or some other sort of medical specialist. They focus on…Read More

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    What to Look for in a Transmission Repair Warranty

    Whether you are getting major transmission repairs or just having certain parts replaced, you will want to ask your repair provider about any warranties attached. Specific parts may come with a manufacturer warranty. Services performed by the transmission repair shop might also be covered in case yo…Read More

  6. How Accurate Are Transmission Diagnostics?

    Transmission inspections at Ralph's Transmission consist of three primary steps: Road Test Diagnostic Test Physical Inspection Our expert transmission technicians go through each of these procedures in order to identify the source of the transmission problem. This way, we can recommend the necessary…Read More

  7. An image of the compex set of gears inside a vehicle component.

    Does Your Transmission Need to Be Replaced?

    Transmission problems can be very frustrating. Transmission damage may make your vehicle tough to drive at certain speeds, or it may not shift into gear at all. The last thing you want is to completely break down on the side of the road. It's always best to deal with transmission issues—and any au…Read More

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    The 5 Most Common Causes of a Transmission Fluid Leak

    Transmission fluid is a vital component of your transmission system. It provides important lubricating and cooling properties throughout the various parts that operate the transmission. You may experience transmission problems if you have a transmission fluid leak or something else wrong with the fl…Read More

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

    Why Do We Offer a 3 Year, 100,000 Mile Warranty?

    All repair services at Ralph's Transmission are covered by warranty. The coverage and timelines may depend on the specific services performed and parts used. Be sure and ask your service advisor about specific warranty information as it relates to any work done at our Modesto shop. We believe in sta…Read More

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    Can a Damaged Transmission Be Repaired?

    There are many things that can lead to a damaged transmission. There may be a failing component inside the system, such as the torque converter, valves or solenoids. There could be transmission fluid issues, such as low fluid or old/contaminated fluid. Transmission damage could be the result of a wo…Read More