Don’t Ruin Your Brakes

Monitor your brake pad thickness and don’t let the pads wear down to metal. This will cause damage to your brake rotors (“discs”) at least and possibly your calipers as well. Rotors and calipers are much more expensive to┬áreplace┬áthan pads. There is no such thing as “cleaning” a brake pad while it is still on… Continue reading Don’t Ruin Your Brakes

Check Your Fluids

You should check the level of your antifreeze, oil, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, and brake fluid, very regularly. A good time to do so is when you fill up with gasoline/petrol. Even if your car doesn’t leak fluids at the moment, one can occur at any time and you can identify it by checking… Continue reading Check Your Fluids

Get Your Car Off To a Good Start

Start the car and drive off slowly and gently until the car reaches operating temperature (known as closed loop). This reduces the strain on the engine while the oil is still cold and thicker. Another option is to use electric engine space heaters, and start the drive with a warm engine. Accelerate promptly to the… Continue reading Get Your Car Off To a Good Start

Transmission Fluid

Transmission fluid in a manual transmission is often forgotten. Fact is the trans gear oil does need to be replaced as time passes. If your car or truck manual transmission needs to be rebuilt, Eagle Transmission of Mesquite has qualified technicians to get your manual transmission tear down inspected and replaced any worn out parts… Continue reading Transmission Fluid

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