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Ways to Prevent Transmission Failure

Ways to Prevent Transmission Failure

The transmission system in your car ensures that that power from the engine reaches the wheels for them to rotate. It is a critical part of the vehicle because you'll have gear-shifting issues and other transmission issues if it fails. To avoid transmission problems, follow the following tips.   Perform Transmission Fluid Flushes   Just like the power steering and braking system rely on special fluids to operate, the transmission system uses transmission fluid for smooth gearbox function. Typically, it is recommended to flush the transmission fluid every 30,000 to 60,000 miles.   You can check the transmission fluid using a dipstick. Use the owner's manual to identify the transmission fluid tank under the hood. Dip the stick inside and pull it out after a moment. Quality transmission fluid is bright red/clear with a sweet smell. If it appears murky with an unpleasant odor, it's time for transmission fluid flush.   Service ... read more

What is a Soft Brake Pedal Telling You?

What is a Soft Brake Pedal Telling You?

The brakes on your vehicle are one of the most important safety features found on the road. If you've driven an older vehicle or perhaps one that went without maintenance for some time, you may have noticed the brake pedal softly pressing down rather than an immediate and firm start. Should I Be Worried? Just like with a check engine light, soft brake pads should be an indicator to take your vehicle into an auto repair shop. While at first, the brake pad will simply take longer to activate, over time it could lead to fully losing brakes which puts everyone in a dangerous situation. Well, What's Wrong? Modern brake systems utilize incompressible brake fluid to take the force you apply to the pedal and deliver it to the brakes themselves through a hydraulic system. These lines and tubes, much like any other car part, need to be replaced per manufacturer guidelines. Repair Issues Replacing brake system parts with the same style is a matter of safety as these high pressured h ... read more

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