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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Do you really need to replace your automatic transmission?

The transmission of your car is a complicated piece of machinery; actually, it's a system that experiences a lot of wear and tear due to the fact that it has a lot of moving parts that need to interact with one another to make the transmission work. Heat and friction are generated due to the movements of the parts in your car's transmission, and this can cause transmission problems as your vehicle ages or if it is not properly maintained and serviced. The real downside of transmission problems is the cost of repair — it can be pretty expensive, depending on if you're talking about repairing or rebuilding and/or replacing it. So, the number one thing you need to remember is that scheduled maintenance of your car can really help to prevent transmission problems. Recognizing the symptoms and being able to diagnose a transmission problem means that you can get your car to a mechanic ASAP before the problem becomes really costly. Symptoms you should watch out for There ... read more

How do you choose the right auto shop to repair your transmission?

One of the trickier parts to a car engine is the transmission. If you're experiencing transmission problems, you'll need to find a shop where the mechanics have both training and experience in working on this particular area of the engine. TransMasters Transmissions and Auto Care includes an on-site, state-of-the-art transmission facility. We are experts in diagnosing transmissions as well as repairing and rebuilding them. Both of ourTransMasters locations are owned by ASE–Certified Master Technicians, and our team is made up of ASE–certified mechanics. Our number one commitment is customer satisfaction, which is why we strive to diagnose and repair the problem quickly. The sooner your car is back on the road running smoothly, the better. We offer the same services and expertise as the dealership without charging you dealership prices. Knowledge and experience really do matter In addition to being ASE–certified, our mechanics attend extensive training to b ... read more

How to Check Transmission Fluids

Knowing how to check the transmission fluid of your car can be very beneficial to extending the life of your engine and to heading off any potential problems with your car's transmission. Taking your car to a mechanic who is an expert when it comes to transmissions is the best option, but being able to check your car's transmission fluid on your own is probably the best maintenance that you can do for your transmission. The first thing to do at home is to read your owner's manual to see where your car's fluid reservoir is located. The vehicle's manufacturer will also recommend whether you should check the fluid level with the engine running or off. Park your car on a level surface and set the parking brake. The next step is to remove the dipstick from the top of the reservoir and make sure to check the fluid level on both sides of the stick. The dipstick has a line that indicates whether the fluid is full or not. Make sure that you repeat this process to ensure an accurate read ... read more

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