10 Things Not to do when you think you have a Transmission Problem

1. Don’t Let Your Brother-In-Law (or any other unqualified person) Try To Fix It In Their Driveway. They may do more harm than good and cost you more in the long run. 2. Don’t Have Anyone Install A Used Transmission From A Junkyard Or Out Of Another Vehicle That Has Not Been Evaluated By A… Continue reading 10 Things Not to do when you think you have a Transmission Problem

Transmission Fluid Colors & Services Info

Automatic Vehicle transmission fluid colors, along with other transmission symptoms, can be an indication of a possible automatic transmission problem. The color of your transmission fluid by itself, is NOT a reliable indicator. Transmission fluid colors varies widely with modern transmission fluid. Darkening of transmission fluid with age is a normal characteristic. Most new transmission… Continue reading Transmission Fluid Colors & Services Info

Vehicle Maintenance – Brake Repair

There are certain vehicle repairs that you cannot afford to postpone and brake repair is one such issue that you cannot afford to overlook. Regardless of whether you are driving an SUV, truck or a car, you need to ensure that your vehicle’s brake is intact. If you notice any problems with your vehicle’s brake,… Continue reading Vehicle Maintenance – Brake Repair

Factors That Affect Your Vehicle’s Automatic Transmission System

Automatic transmission certainly makes driving effortless. If you would like to continue enjoying this pleasure, you will need to make sure that your vehicle is well maintained. In particular, your vehicle’s transmission system should be serviced regularly. Keeping the transmission system in good condition will help you enjoy better mileage and it will also make… Continue reading Factors That Affect Your Vehicle’s Automatic Transmission System

10 Ways to Prolong the Life of Your Transmission

1. Check transmission fluid regularly and properly. (See Owner’s Manual for Details) 2. Check transmission fluid after running hot. Stop and go traffic, hilly terrain, hot weather, or towing can build up excess transmission heat causing fluid to be lost, damaged, or both. Check it no later than your next stop for gasoline. 3. Install… Continue reading 10 Ways to Prolong the Life of Your Transmission

Fluid Leaks are the Main Cause of Transmission Failure

An automatic transmission is a hydraulic system that operates on pressurized oil (fluid). This fluid lubricates the transmission and applies various friction devices (clutches and bands) at specific times to change gears and transfer power from the engine to the drive wheels. When the fluid drops below a safe level, lubrication and hydraulic pressure decrease,… Continue reading Fluid Leaks are the Main Cause of Transmission Failure

Car Care Basics

Routine Maintenance Transmission fluids have a number of unique properties that can wear out over time. And when they wear out, you can bet the transmission itself won’t be far behind Check the Fluid Levels The fluid in an automatic transmission operates the clutches, provides cooling and lubrication, and even drives the vehicle. Maintaining proper… Continue reading Car Care Basics