1. A man with soft, white gloves adjusts components in a vehicle.

    10 Signs of a Failing Transmission

    At Ralph's Transmission, we've seen every type of transmission damage you can imagine. There are so many sensitive mechanical components inside your vehicle's transmission, and even the slightest weakness or failure can lead to significant damage to the entire system. It's best to recognize that you…Read More

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    Get Your Transmission Ready for the Central Valley Summer!

    It's no secret that it gets hot around the Central Valley in the summer. It can be sweltering, and this can be rough on your vehicle. It's a good idea to get your cooling system checked out, as well as your air conditioning system. One automotive issue often overlooked heading into the hot summer mo…Read More

  3. A close up of a shifter on a manual vehicle.

    Trouble Shifting? Here’s What You Need to Know!

    If your vehicle isn't shifting between gears smoothly, you may have a transmission issue or some other sort of drivetrain problem. It doesn't matter if you drive an automatic or manual transmission vehicle. It needs to shift properly in order for you to get where you need to go. Here are some common…Read More

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    Taking Care of Your Truck’s Transmission

    At Ralph's Transmission, we make it no secret that we love trucks. Many of us at the shop drive trucks and we work with many truck owners throughout the Central Valley. Whether you use your truck for work, for recreation or as your daily driver, we know how much it means to you. It's your workhorse.…Read More

  5. A close up of a shifter on a manual vehicle.

    6 Simple Tips to Protect Your Clutch System

    If you drive a manual transmission vehicle, you want to take good care of your clutch system. Beyond standard maintenance and repairs,  you can also work to improve your own driving habits. Whether you like to ride the clutch or shift too aggressively, you could be putting unnecessary strain on the…Read More

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    Do I Really Need a Transmission Fluid Flush?

    There are different types of transmission maintenance services. The standard transmission service we perform most often at Ralph's Transmission is similar to an oil change. We replace the transmission filter, drain the old transmission fluid and put in new transmission fluid. We will also replace th…Read More

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    Are You Overdue for a Transmission Service?

    Just like your engine and all major vehicle systems need maintenance, so too does your transmission. It is a good idea to address any transmission issues your vehicle might have and to take care of standard preventative maintenance in order to keep it running right and lasting longer. How Often Do I…Read More

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    Spring Transmission Maintenance Tips

    Can you believe spring is just around the corner? Winter has gone by fast and warmer weather is ahead in Modesto. With that in mind, it's a good time to think about your transmission. There are some things you can do to keep your transmission healthier heading into the spring and summer months. Here…Read More

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    8 Common Sources of Transmission Problems

    We've posted numerous articles throughout the years about common transmission problems that drivers experience. Strange noises, weak acceleration, slipping gears, grinding gears, transmission fluid leaks and other symptoms are all signs that there may be a transmission issue in your vehicle. If you…Read More

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    5 Long-Term Benefits of a Transmission Rebuild

    As we've discussed a lot on the Ralph's Transmission Blog, there are many reasons why you might consider getting your damaged transmission rebuilt rather than replacing it or making smaller repairs. There are long-term benefits to a professionally done transmission rebuild. Here are a few to conside…Read More