Top Reasons Why DIY Transmission Rebuild is a Bad Idea

If your car breaks down, is it a good idea to take it into your garage and rebuild your transmission by yourself, instead of taking your car to a transmission mechanic, an expert who deals with the transmission on a daily basis? According to most expert opinions, rebuilding the transmission on your own is not the brightest of ideas, but if you know a thing or two about transmissions, nobody is stopping you from giving it a shot. Still, the […]

The Pros and Cons of a Transmission Rebuild

If your transmission breaks down, you’re confronted with three choices. You can either choose to repair it, replace it or rebuild it entirely. As far as repairing is concerned, that’s not a very good idea because you might end up spending a lot of dollars in the long run when additional repairs come into the equation. It’s much better to rebuild your transmission since it’s much more of a cost-effective solution for you. There are some advantages as well as […]

Tips for Avoiding a Transmission Breakdown

When your stomach starts to ache for no apparent reason, what’s the first thing that you do? Yeah, that’s right; you try to remember what the hell you gulped down your throat the last time you ate. That’s the same kind of thinking that plays out when your car’s transmission breaks down. You try figuring out how did this happen to your car and often at times, fail to identify the real problem in the complex machine that is your […]

What to Do If Your Transmission Stalls in the Middle of the Road

What if you are on a journey in your up and running car and your car finally decides to throw a major tantrum on you in the middle of the road. Now even though your car has trolled you nicely, but it’ll definitely get you annoyed, and you might be even tempted to bang your head on the steering wheel. On a serious note, what should you do if you’re confronted with a situation where your car’s transmission breaks down, […]

Safety Tips for Fixing Your Transmission Leak

If you have driven your car out of your parking lot and eyed a red fluid dripping spot from where your car was parked all night, you’ve got a problem to fix. Now don’t mistake this fluid for engine oil because it’s black in color. The red spot definitely means that you have a leaking automatic transmission fluid which has a red tint. If you’re still unsure whether your transmission is leaking, you might want to conduct a visual inspection […]

Tips to Expand the Life of Your Tranmission

You tell me what’s better? A transmission that runs only up to 60,000 miles but saves you some dollars initially, or installing a transmission that runs more than 120,000 miles given that you took care of it properly? If you’re a smart person, you will choose the latter because even though it costs a bit more, but in compensation, it offers less hassle and improved overall performance of your car. That being said, most people only care about saving money […]

Tips for Driving Your Manual Transmission Smoothly

Driving your manual transmission may require a bit of time and training because it’s something you can’t easily adapt to. However, it’s not impossible, and if you’re pretty slick driving skills, it may not take a lot of your time. Driving a manual transmission smoothly is much more difficult for larger vehicles since they have bigger engines and more inflexible transmission. Here are some tips that may help you drive your manual transmission more smoothly: 1) First of all, make […]

Causes and Signs of Low Transmission Fluid

Low transmission fluid is probably caused when the fluid is burning in excess or is leaking. Other than that, low transmission fluid levels can also be caused when the fluid flushes away its lubricating properties. If the transmission fluid has a burnt odor and is dark, it needs to be changed. A fresh liquid should be bright and clear red. The color of the liquid can be identified using the rod which will give off a burnt odor and will […]

USED TRANSMISSIONS: SHOULD YOU BUY One?

You think that to be smart with your money, to save more than you spend, the best way to do it is buying a used transmission. But let me tell you, you get what you pay for. In other words, buying a used transmission is never a good idea, why? First, you have to know, that many suppliers don’t offer warranties, that means you have no idea what was wrong with the transmission when you bought it. You have no […]

Tips for How to Buy a New Transmission

New transmissions, of course, are the best when it comes to reliability and performance, the core gear and their alignments remain the same, and they are considering ideal for your car. A new transmission is the most effective way to get your care back on the road with the optimal results and performance. Everything will work smoothly. No grinding, noise, slipping between gears or a slipping clutch. Also, new transmissions come with a warranty. You do need to pay attention, […]