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  • WHEN IS IT TIME TO SERVICE MY TRANSMISSION

    Friday 25 March 2016

    To start with, use your owners manual and look at the section that is outlined for severe service. (usually section B) The reasoning here is that we live in a dusty, hot area of the country. These conditions can be hard on the typical transmission. Heat is another one of the major contributing factors to transmission failure. One step onto a parking lot during a Texas Summer and it is no doubt that the Texas Heat is brutal on your cars transmission. It is because of... read more

  • HOW DO I CHECK THE TRANSMISSION FLUID LEVEL

    Saturday 05 March 2016

    Believe it or not, this isn’t as simple a question and you might think. Different makes and models have different procedures for checking the transmission fluid level. For most American cars and trucks, (with the exception of Dodge and Chrysler) you would do the following: 1. Make sure the vehicle is on flat ground. 2. Make sure that the engine is running and the trans is in park. 3. Open the hood, and locate the transmission dip stick. 4. Pull the dip stick out and wipe off any trans... read more

  • HOW CAN I TELL IF I HAVE A TRANSMISSION PROBLEM

    Wednesday 02 March 2016

    This is another one of those tough questions to answer. Outside of the transmission falling out onto the ground while you are driving down the road, the average individual (and quite a few mechanics) may not really know if they are having a transmission problem, or something that is acting like a transmission problem. Some recommend checking the fluid color and smell, but with some of the new transmission fluids used in new cars and trucks, the color is already darke... read more