Repair or Rebuild: Which is Better?

When it comes to transmission issues or your transmission going out you are really stuck with only two options, do you repair or do you rebuild? Ultimately you need to take a few things into consideration before making the decision. Cost Your budget plays a big factor when it comes to repairing or rebuilding a transmission. You first need to get it to shop so that they can give you an idea of what is wrong. If it is going […]

Signs that You Need a New Transmission

When it comes to your transmission there are some tell-tell signs that something is wrong. However, each sign has its own issues and it takes an experienced transmission service center to be able to diagnose and fix the issue. Below are a few signs that can let you know that your transmission is about to bite the dust. Slipping This is one of the easiest signs to notice. It often is the start of transmission issues and if left unattended […]

Tips for Choosing a New Transmission for Your Car

Your car is one of the most important parts of your everyday life. It gets you to work, to school, and even the places you love. Therefore, if you find your transmission has gone out you need to get a new one. However, there are so many options out there that it is understandable to get overwhelmed. How do you know which transmission is best for you? Your Options There is a vast amount of transmission options out there. When […]

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 […]