An image of a raised black, Ford truck.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. It’s rugged, dependable and versatile.

Transmission Wear and Tear

Because trucks are often used for tougher purposes than the average family cars, the transmission usually takes a lot more abuse. You might be towing trailers or regularly carrying heavy loads in the bed. You might use it for work, driving all over the region and sometimes on rough road surfaces. If you are like us, you put your truck through a lot every day.

Truck Transmission Maintenance and Repairs

This is why it is so important to take care of your truck’s transmission. Whether it’s automatic or manual, it requires regular maintenance and repairs should be addressed as soon as any problems are noticed. Trucks that are used for work or for carrying heavy loads may need a standard transmission service more often than a regular car that isn’t driven quite as hard. It’s a good idea to get your truck’s transmission inspected periodically to make sure it is in good shape. You especially want to check the transmission fluid level and quality on a frequent basis, as those are usually the best indicators of when the transmission will need to be serviced. If the fluid level is low or the fluid itself is burnt, dirty or discolored, it’s probably time for service!

Here are some other common signs of transmission damage in your truck:

  • Transmission Fluid Leak
  • Low Transmission Fluid Level
  • Dirty or Burnt Transmission Fluid
  • Slipping Gears
  • Grinding Gears
  • Loose Clutch Pedal
  • Strange Noises (Clunks and Grinding)
  • Vibrations
  • Odd Smells (Burning Transmission Fluid or Metal-on-Metal Grinding)
  • Sluggish Acceleration
  • Truck Won’t Go into Gear

Central Valley Truck Transmission Experts

If you notice any of these issues, it’s a good idea to get your truck’s transmission looked at as soon as possible. It’s best to take care of any minor issues before they develop into major transmission problems. If you are in the Central Valley, you can bring your truck into Ralph’s Transmission for a free transmission inspection. We also offer free towing within a 30-mile radius of our Modesto shop. Our shop is specially equipped with heavy duty lifts to handle trucks and utility vehicles of all shapes and sizes, and our team of transmission technicians know truck transmissions inside and out.

For all your truck’s transmission care needs, call Ralph’s Transmission today at 209.526.1909 or schedule your service online.

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