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Monthly Archives: November 2017

Car stuck in reverse

A car's transmission is a complicated mechanical system that, essentially, makes it run. The transmission is attached to the car's engine, making the engine and wheels operate in sync with one another. In other words, it keeps the engine turning in time with the wheels no matter what gear you're in. The transmission has a lot of moving parts that interact with one another so it's subject to more wear and tear from friction and heat. If your car is getting stuck in reverse or you have problems changing gears, these are all indicators of transmission problems that need the attention of a repair shop that specializes in transmissions. Transmasters Transmissions and Auto Care, with two locations in the San Diego area, have been serving customers for over 25 years. Specializing in several types of transmission repair services, Transmasters has an in-house automatic transmission and manual transmission remanufacturing facility in addition to an in-house engine and drive train remanuf ... read more

Leaking transmission?

When you back your vehicle out of your driveway or garage and you notice a greasy, red spot on the pavement, it's more than likely transmission fluid from your car. Driving your vehicle with a transmission leak can end up leaving you stranded and walking to the nearest garage! If you've noticed that your car's transmission seems to be jumping in and out of gear, bucking or slipping while driving, these are other symptoms of a serious transmission problem. The best way to determine whether or not there is a problem with your transmission is to check the fluid level using the vehicle's dipstick. Fluid levels need to be checked while your car is idling and be aware that the operating ranges with respect to fluid levels are temperature-dependent. If the fluid level in your car is below that which is recommended, then it's best not to drive your car because you could do more damage to other parts of the transmission. If you live in the San Diego area, Transmasters Transmissions and ... read more

Fixing a car that won’t go in reverse

One of the more difficult and sometimes frightening problems you can experience is when your car is struck in drive and won't go in reverse. Generally, this is an indication that you're in need of transmission repair, but it doesn't necessarily mean you have to replace the whole thing. Sometimes there's a simple solution such as replacing the transmission fluid and a filter or fixing a bad connection where the transmission links to the engine. Other times, you may need to completely rebuild the part. One thing's for sure — unless you're an expert on car engines, you'll want to enlist the help of a qualified mechanic. The reliable staff at TransMasters Transmissions and Auto Car has been fixing transmission issues in the San Diego area for over 24 years. If your car won't back up and/or the tail lights aren't coming on, we can help. Our highly trained staff of mechanics have decades of experience diagnosing and fixing these problems, and we take pride in offering top quali ... read more