A red GMC truck in a clearing, surrounded by pine trees.Trucks are a way of life in the Central Valley. Whether you use your truck for work, recreation, daily driving or all of the above, you depend on it to get you where you need to go. You might have to haul heavy loads. You may have to go off-road. You may simply just have to get your kids to school and sports activities. Whatever the reasons you use your truck, you need to keep its transmission healthy.

Your Central Valley Truck Transmission Specialist

Ralph’s Transmission is here to help with all your truck transmission inspection, maintenance and repair needs. We’re located in downtown Modesto and we specialize in transmission services. We also specialize in trucks and other heavy duty utility vehicles. We love trucks and most of our employees drives trucks of their own. We understand how important your truck is to you. Our shop has heavy duty lifts and our staff of experienced transmission technicians is skilled at working on larger vehicles. Truck transmission require special knowledge and care because they are designed for more torque and enhanced power distribution. Many trucks have manual transmissions, which have different maintenance and repair needs than automatics.

The problem with truck transmissions is that they can start to fail over time and use. This is especially true if you are regularly carrying heavy loads, driving off-road or uphill, or putting a ton of mileage on the vehicle. Even the toughest trucks can experience transmission problems from time to time. Internal components will wear out and parts will get damaged with excess torque and strain.

Truck Transmission Maintenance

First and foremost, you must take care of your truck’s transmission with routine preventative maintenance. You should get the transmission serviced every 30,000-60,000 miles. If you drive your truck hard or it is older with a lot of mileage, you’ll probably need to get it serviced more regularly. Changing the transmission fluid and tuning up the transmission are good maintenance steps to take to help prevent problems from occurring.

Truck Transmission Inspection & Repairs

If you are already experiencing transmission issues in your truck, you may want to bring it in for a professional inspection. Ralph’s Transmission technicians can inspect the transmission inside and out to identify the source of any problems and recommend the necessary repair services. If the internal damage is significant enough, we may recommend a full custom transmission rebuild. This is the best way to get your transmission running like new again and we back this service with our industry-leading 3 Year, 100,000 Mile Warranty.

Signs of Transmission Trouble

Here are a few common truck transmission problems that you can look out for when driving:

  • Not shifting smoothly
  • Not staying in gear
  • Slipping between gears
  • Sluggish acceleration
  • Loud noises, clunks or vibrations
  • Smell of burnt transmission fluid
  • Transmission fluid leaks
  • Check engine light
  • Transmission temperature running hot

At the first sign of any transmission trouble, it’s a good idea to get your truck checked out by a transmission specialist. This is how you catch major problems before they happen and avoid more expensive repairs.

For all your truck transmission needs in the Central Valley, call Ralph’s Transmission today at 209.526.1909 or schedule your service appointment online.

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