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What Does a Drive Shaft Do?

If you’ve recently discovered your drive shaft needs repair, you may have some questions. For instance, what’s a drive shaft? We’re here to give you the 411 on driveshafts, what they do, and how they are essential to the functionality of your car.   What is a Drive Shaft? A drive shaft is a rotating tube that connects your car’s transmission to its differential, transferring torque (a measurement of force which affects an object’s ability to rotate around an axis) that is essential for powering your vehicle. Your drive shaft needs to be strong and free of vibrations in order to properly operate.   How Do I Know if my Drive Shaft Needs Repair? Read More

How Clutch Maintenance Can Save your Vehicle

For many drivers of manual transmission vehicles, a broken clutch can spell potential disaster. Clutch repair can be quite costly and take valuable time out of your busy schedule. When it comes to preserving the health of your clutch, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Save yourself headaches down the road by investing in regular maintenance appointments today to extend the life of your clutch. Clutch Maintenance- What to Expect Like all other systems of your car, your manual transmission requires regular service appointments to keep it in shape. Check with your manufacturer’s recommendations to see what is recommended for your specific make and model. At regular intervals it is a good idea to bring your car to a reputable transmission specialist with
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Transmission Flush Services

Here’s a question for you: when’s the last time your car had transmission flush services? If you answered, “Never,” you may want to think about changing that, or you could find yourself on the business end of serious, costly and time-consuming transmission repairs and even replacement at some point in your vehicle’s lifetime. Contrary to popular belief, a transmission flush isn’t the same thing as a transmission fluid change. Much more goes into a transmission flush than a typical transmission servicing, and manufacturers recommend that you do a transmission flush service on your vehicle once every 2 years or 30,000 miles in order to keep it in top form. While a transmission fluid change entails the technician simply draining and replacing the transmission fluid that keeps t
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How a Transmission Flush can Save your Vehicle

Here’s a question for you: when’s the last time your car had a transmission flush? If you answered, “Never,” you may want to think about changing that.  You could soon find yourself on the business end of serious, costly and time-consuming transmission repairs and even replacement at some point in your vehicle’s lifetime.

Transmission Flush Vs. Transmission Fluid Change

Contrary to popular belief, a transmission flush isn’t the same thing as a transmission fluid change. Much more goes into a transmission flush than a typical transmission servicing. Manufacturers recommend that you do a transmission flush service on your vehicle once every 2 years or 30,000 miles. While a transmission fluid change entails the technician simply draining and replacing the transmission
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Your Guide to 4×4 Transfer Cases

4x4 Transfer Cases

If your four-wheel-drive vehicle has been diagnosed with a transfer case issue, you may be wondering what that is. Here we will explain what a transfer case is and what function it serves. Simply put, the transfer case transmits power from the transmission to the front and rear axles. This gives them the power they need to operate. Needless to say, the transfer case is a vital component for your 4x4 vehicle. With the help of a reputable, trustworthy transmission specialist, replacing the transfer case on your four-wheel-drive vehicle doesn’t have to be a painful or overly costly process. This comprehensive guide to transfer cases will help you determine which one is right for you.

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Manual Transmissions and Maintenance

Guide to Manual Transmissions and Maintenance

  Perhaps unsurprisingly, manual transmissions require a little extra TLC than their automatic counterparts when it comes to regular maintenance. Prevent your clutch from slipping and causing unnecessary wear and tear on your manual transmission, follow your auto manufacturer’s maintenance guidelines. It is recommended that you bring your car in for preventative maintenance at regular intervals. Regular checkups can extend the life of your manual transmission and your car as a whole. Additionally, they can also save you from having to make costly, time-consuming repairs or part replacements that could have been avoided. Here are some maintenance guidelines for taking care of your manual trans
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Transmission Warning Signs you Shouldn’t Ignore

It cannot be stated enough how important your car’s transmission is to its overall drivability. Without a properly-working transmission, your car will become inoperable. The transmission is the epicenter of the drivetrain, which makes the functionality of your vehicle possible. Regularly scheduled maintenance on your transmission can keep it in good condition. Any potential future problems can be addressed before it is too late. If you understand and can recognize the symptoms of a failing transmission, you can save yourself a considerable amount of time and money it will take to have to repair or replace the whole thing.

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Preventative Transmission Maintenance

When it comes to your car, few parts are more important than your transmission. Responsible for the driveability of your car, the transmission is the nerve center of your drivetrain. It is an essential component for proper automotive function. When transmission repair or replacement becomes necessary, it can be quite costly and time-consuming to fix. That’s why, in order to keep your car running in peak condition, it’s important to know the steps to take for preventative transmission maintenance. Mike’s Transmission in San Jose, CA has the answers and can help you keep your car running in tip-top shape. Here are some things to consider when taking your car for preventative transmission maintenance visits at your auto  shop. [caption id="atta
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