1. WHAT ARE TRANSMISSION SOLENOIDS?

    Solenoids are very important components within your vehicle’s automatic transmission system. They are electro-hydraulic valves that effectively control the flow of transmission fluid. They open and close with precise timing linked to the speed sensors in your engine. The solenoids and torque conv…Read More

  2. WHAT TO DO IF YOUR TRANSMISSION IS SLIPPING

    It's one of the most common repair issues we deal with every day at Ralph's Transmission. Someone brings their car into our shop because their transmission is slipping between certain gears. It happens in all types of transmissions, including automatic, manual and modern CVT (continuously variable)…Read More

  3. 5 SIGNS OF A DIFFERENTIAL PROBLEM

    The differential (or transaxle in the case of many front-wheel-drive vehicles) is a key part of your car that sends power from the engine and transmission to the individual wheels. Rather than both wheels turning at exactly the same rate, a differential allows for more precise control of the vehicl…Read More

  4. 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

  5. IS IT TIME FOR A TRANSMISSION SERVICE?

    Like all automotive systems, your transmission needs standard maintenance services from time to time. How often you need a transmission service will depend on a variety of factors including the age of the vehicle, the type of vehicle and even your own driving habits. In other words, if you push yo…Read More

  6. WHAT IS A TRANSMISSION COOLER?

    Just like your engine, your transmission needs to run at desired temperatures (usually somewhere between 175-200 degrees Fahrenheit when your vehicle is not towing something heavy). Therefore, it needs a cooling system that works similarly to your engine. As hot transmission fluid flows through th…Read More

  7. HOW TO KNOW IF YOUR CLUTCH IS FAILING

    If you drive a vehicle with a manual transmission, it will use a clutch system that allows you to manually shift gears. Automatic transmissions will use a torque converter to perform this task for you. However, it should be noted that some of the failing clutch symptoms below could also be signs …Read More