1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  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. Why Rebuilding Your Transmission May Be the Best Solution

    When you have significant transmission damage in your truck, SUV or car, you may be faced with different transmission repair options. You can repair it, replace it or rebuild it. At Ralph's Transmission, we specialize in full custom transmission rebuilds. We may be just a tiny bit bias, but there ar…Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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