An image of a raised black, Ford truck.Trucks are huge part of life in the Central Valley. From the big rigs rolling up and down I-5 to the local farmers, service workers and everyone driving a heavy duty pickup truck throughout Modesto, Stockton, Fresno and everywhere in between. Driving a truck in the Central Valley is a way of life for many of us.

We Love Trucks!

It’s no secret that truck transmissions require extra care compared to most regular passenger vehicles. Trucks are designed to carry heavier loads and this requires more torque from the transmission. Whether it’s a manual transmission, automatic transmission or CVT, a truck’s transmission can be pushed hard for many years. That’s why many pickup truck owners will drive their trucks for hundreds of thousands of miles—or until the wheels are ready to fall off!

Truck Transmission Maintenance

Central Valley truck owners love their trucks and we love Central Valley truck drivers at Ralph’s Transmission. Our shop has been serving the region since 1969 and we specialize in truck transmission repair services. It is important to keep your truck’s transmission properly maintained. Some trucks require servicing more often than normal vehicles, especially if you regularly tow heavy loads and/or put on a lot of extra mileage for your work or recreational use. It’s a good idea to get your transmission inspected and serviced periodically. Just like an oil change, a transmission service is critical to your truck’s long-term health. The transmission fluid, filter and pan gasket should be replaced as needed to keep your transmission running right for many years to come.

Truck Transmission Repairs

It’s also smart to take care of repairs as soon as you notice any potential transmission problems. Though many trucks can push through a lot of minor mechanical issues, you’ll want to pay special attention to your transmission. Make sure the truck is shifting properly and smoothly. Check for any fluid leaks under the vehicle. Watch the transmission temperature to make sure it isn’t overheating when climbing a steep hill, carrying a big load, driving on a hot Central Valley afternoon or stuck in any stop-and-go traffic. At the first sign of any trouble, you can bring your truck into Ralph’s Transmission for a free inspection and repair diagnosis.

Ralph’s Transmission has heavy duty lifts to accommodate large trucks and service vehicles. We service utility vehicles, heavy duty pickup trucks, fire engines, food trucks, semis, light duty pickups and SUVs. We can even provide fleet account services if you have multiple vehicles your business depends on every day. We love trucks and we are committed to taking care of our customers.

If you drive a truck of any type in the Central Valley and are in need of transmission repairs or maintenance services, call Ralph’s Transmission today at 209.526.1909 or schedule your service appointment online.

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