1. Does Your Truck Feel Sluggish? It Could Be a Transmission Issue.

    If you are driving your truck and it feels unusually sluggish when you accelerate, there could be any number of mechanical problems in play. When you drive any vehicle enough, you can typically tell when something isn't quite right. It might seem like it is struggling to go at full power, or maybe y…Read More

  2. When Does it Make Sense to Get Your Transmission Rebuilt?

    Is your transmission causing you trouble? Perhaps your vehicle is feeling really sluggish when it accelerates. Maybe you hear and feel the gears grinding every time it shifts between gears. Maybe you can't get into gear at all and there's nowhere you can go at all. When you are experiencing transmis…Read More

  3. 6 Reasons Why Your Gears Are Grinding

    Grinding gears is one of the most common signs of a transmission problem. It means that the clutch isn't completely disengaging from the engine while the gears are still rotation. However, there are numerous reasons why it could be happening. In some cases with a manual transmission, it's actually u…Read More

  4. Differential vs. Transfer Case: What’s the Difference?

    Though transmission repairs and maintenance services are the lifeblood of our business at Ralph's Transmission, we work on all aspects of the drivetrain and driveline. Axles, differentials, transfer cases, U-joints (universal joints), CV joints (constant-velocity joints) and other important componen…Read More

  5. What You Should Know About Transmission Fluid

    We've all been to the doctor and gotten a blood test. It's a smart thing to do periodically if you care about your health. Well, if you also care about the health and performance of your car, truck or SUV, then it's a good idea to get your vehicle's fluids checked out every once in awhile. The motor…Read More

  6. Why Your Automatic Transmission Needs Servicing

    The transmission is one of the most important systems in your car. If your automatic transmission isn't working right, you will notice it. The vehicle may not shift properly or accelerate normally. If there is a major transmission problem, your vehicle may not move at all. What is an Automatic Trans…Read More

  7. Common Transmission Problems to Look Out for

    The transmission is one of the hardest working components of your vehicle, and it is also one of the most important. Without a transmission, your vehicle would not be able to transfer the power supplied by the engine out to the wheels. In other words, when your transmission is stuck, so are you. Obv…Read More

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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