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Get the Job Done: DIY Steps For Changing Your Transmission

Posted by on Friday, January 23rd, 2015

If you want to watch your car last a long time, make sure to change your transmission when it starts to fail. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

If you want to save money in the long run, remember to rebuild your transmission rather than replace the entire car.
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When your transmission stops working, it’s usually because there’s a single, interior component that has gone bad. Fortunately, if you know what to look for, spotting what’s wrong is always that difficult. But not all of us are experienced mechanics, so in the following sections, we’ll provide you with some helpful DIY tips for changing your transmission.

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From Beginning to Now: The Evolution of The Automatic Transmission

Posted by on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

An automatic transmission is an integral part of your car. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Learn about the amazing evolution of automatic transmissions.
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Even those individuals who are very experienced with repairing and replacing transmissions don’t know very much about their history. It’s one of the few areas where history doesn’t seem to be required, but the more you know, the better a mechanic you can be. With that being said, let’s talk about the evolution of the automatic transmission as a whole and how it has changed since the 1930s.

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Getting the Job Done: The Tools You Need For a Transmission Rebuild

Posted by on Friday, January 16th, 2015

An automatic transmission is an integral part of your car. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Learn about the various tools that you’ll need for a transmission repair or rebuild.
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As one of the more important components of a vehicle, you need to promptly repair transmission damage to ensure that it doesn’t build up to a dangerous level. There are specialized tools that you’ll need to get the job done. Even if you’re very experienced with working on vehicles, there’s no way to undergo a transmission repair without the proper tools. With that being said, here are a handful of tools that you should definitely consider having before starting on any transmission replacement or repair.

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How Does An Automatic Transmission Know When to Change Gears?

Posted by on Thursday, January 15th, 2015

An automatic transmission is an integral part of your car. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Ever wonder how an automatic transmission “knows” when to change gears? Scroll to learn more.
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By this point in your automotive career, you’ve probably figured out how the engine sends power to the transmission. But you still may be wondering:  how does an automatic gear know when to change gears? That’s a good question, and one that we’ll be discussing below.

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Consumer Advice Corner: Are You Overpaying For Transmission Repairs?

Posted by on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

An automatic transmission is an integral part of your car. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Find out if you’re overpaying for transmission repairs.
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There’s no part of an engine that is arguably more complex than a transmission. Transmissions are often considered the heart and soul of any vehicle. They are responsible for shifting gears, delivering power to the wheels, and achieving an ideal speed-torque ratio while the vehicle is in motion.

But just as with all components of a vehicle, transmissions do go bad. The important question is: are you paying too much for having them repaired? In the following sections, we’ll talk more about how much transmission repairs cost so that you can get a better idea of how much to pay.

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How to Safely and Responsibly Dispose of Transmission Fluid

Posted by on Monday, January 12th, 2015

An automatic transmission is an integral part of your car. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Disposing of transmission fluid the RIGHT way helps protect the environment and potentially your health.
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There’s a right way to dispose of transmission fluid, and there’s a wrong way. We hope that after you read this article, you’ll be provided with enough knowledge to safely and responsibly dispose of it the right way.

To begin, transmission fluid is something that circulates through engines and is designed to lubricate the gears in your transmission. As a general rule of thumb, you should consider having it changed out every 30,000 miles or so. If you take the DIY approach and change out your own transmission fluid, you’ll need to follow strict disposal rules so that you don’t damage the environment or health.

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From the Past: A History of Ford Automatic Transmissions

Posted by on Thursday, January 8th, 2015

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Ford has contributed greatly to the world of automatic transmissions.
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Are you interested in learning about the history of Ford automatic transmissions? If so, you’ve come to the right place. In the sections below, we’ll go over an accurate and brief history of how Ford automatic transmissions evolved into what they are today.

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Automatic vs Manual Transmission: Which is Better for Long-Distance Road Trips?

Posted by on Monday, January 5th, 2015

An automatic transmission is an integral part of your car. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

When going on a long road trip, make sure that you choose the RIGHT type of transmission.
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For many people, road trips are a source of fun and entertainment. For others, they’re a necessity. Either way, when making road trips that consist of several hundred to several thousand miles, you need to make sure that your vehicle is equipped with the right transmission. It comes down to the age-old automatic vs manual transmission debate. Are automatic transmissions really better for long-distance road trips compared to manual transmissions? That’s what we’re going to answer in this post.

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Getting the Right Parts: How To Shop For The Right Automatic Transmission

Posted by on Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

An automatic transmission is an integral part of your car. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

To purchase the right automatic transmission, you need to ensure that each individual part is working properly.
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Like most things in life, purchasing the right automatic transmission requires that you do your due diligence beforehand. This will ensure that you not only choose the right automatic transmission for your vehicle, but also the one that best suits your driving style and taste. Let’s take a look at the various elements of automatic transmissions, as well as how they can differ from model to model.

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An Inside Look: Understanding the Future of Electronically-Controlled Automatics

Posted by on Friday, December 26th, 2014

Learn about the wonderful advantages of electronically controlled automatics and how they work. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Learn about the wonderful advantages of electronically controlled automatics and how they work. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Electronically controlled automatics are becoming more and more popular, especially on newer cars. They still utilize hydraulics to activate the bands and clutches, but the crucial difference is that each individual hydraulic circuit is operated by an electric solenoid. What is the benefit to this? The main advantage is that it helps simplify the plumbing on the transmission thus, allowing for more advanced control setups.

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