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  • 5 Most Common Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Transmission

    Automatic transmissions aren’t necessarily delicate flowers, but they do need the right things in place to keep it running like a champ. Although they don’t need to be tended to at every bat of an eye, maintenance of course is a necessary part of owning a car. It’s more like a routine checkup than it is constant babysitting to keep a transmission in good shape, and the most common mistakes that can ruin your transmission often have to do with neglect and a lack of knowledge. This might be surprising to find out, but the biggest factor in determining how long an automatic transmission will last is more dependent on the vehicle owner than it is the car manufacturer.

    Possessing knowledge about your transmission and putting it to practice will have the greatest impact on your transmission’s service life, and the difference between the two can be either premature transmission failure or your transmission outlasting the rest of your vehicle. So, let’s get a few things straight right away, here are the 5 most common mistakes that can ruin your transmission.

  • Transmission Pan: The Definitive Guide

    As you know, automatic transmissions need a transmission pan in order to hold all of the ATF (automatic transmission fluid). That ATF is needed for fluid pressure, lubrication, and cooling. But did you know they do more than just act as a container? Besides playing an important role for your vehicle, there are also many different types of transmission pans you can install besides the stock pan. Some can actually help to improve the transmission’s performance. For example, deep pans can help tremendously with cooling since your transmission is able to contain more ATF. So today, we’ll be going over more of what you should know about the transmission pan as well as the different types of transmission pans you can find.

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  • The Basics of Automatic Transmission Troubleshooting

    When problems arise in your automatic transmission, it’s very important that you know the proper steps of transmission troubleshooting. Otherwise, you could be guessing at a problem your transmission might not have, wasting both time and money to get it fixed. Knowing the exact cause of a transmission’s woes means you can get it repaired as quickly as possible and at minimal expense to you, which is ultimately what everyone wants. So of course, there are a few steps to follow when it comes to correct automatic transmission troubleshooting and we will explain the basics here.
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