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Transmission Repair: Signs of a Bad Transmission

January 3rd, 2020 by

A transmission repair tends to be one of the most daunting repairs for many of our customers. Once a transmission starts to fail, the clock starts ticking. It’s important to get it checked out fast, as transmission issues can escalate quickly, affecting connected parts of the engine or leaving you broken down on the side

Best of the Blog: Understanding Your Transmission

March 20th, 2019 by

Cars need transmissions because of the physics of the gasoline engine. In this article, we won’t get into the complexities of how an engine works. Instead, we’ll start by showing you the basics of how the most common transmissions work: 1) Manual transmissions Manual transmissions require that the driver change gears by depressing a clutch

What is an axle seal leak? How can I detect a leak?

December 11th, 2018 by

The axle seal connects the axle to the transmission and keeps the transmission fluid from leaking. Depending on the size of the leak, it may be okay to drive with a leaking axle seal but you probably won’t get very far. The most common cause of a leaking axle seal is improper axle installation or

Is it safe to drive if my transmission lines are leaking?

November 13th, 2018 by

Transmission fluid is a crucial part of your engine. The fluid helps to both get rid of heat from the engines internal parts and activate gear changes. In most cases, it’s probably not dangerous to drive your car if it’s leaking transmission fluid. But, running your car with little to no transmission fluid can cause

Understanding Your Transmission: Transmission Types

October 27th, 2017 by

Cars need transmissions because of the physics of the gasoline engine. In this article, we won’t get into the complexities of how an engine works. Instead, we’ll start by showing you the basics of how the most common transmissions work: 1) Manual transmissions Manual transmissions require that the driver change gears by depressing a clutch

Four Ways to Increase the Lifespan of Your Clutch

August 8th, 2017 by

By Kate Bergeron The way you drive can have a significant impact on how long your clutch lasts. Here are a few ways to keep your clutch in good working order for an extended length of time: 1) Stop riding the clutch The first rule of keeping your clutch in good shape: avoid keeping your

Loud Noise coming from Clutch System

March 7th, 2016 by

Loud Noise from Clutch Area… …turns into a costly repair! Below is information about the clutch system and its components. Later in this article, we will share a story of a customer experience that occurred at V&F this week! Clutch System This system is made up of the following components: Flywheel & Pressure plate: bolted together and are