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Manual v Automatic Transmission: Which Is More Cost Effective?

Gas prices continue to climb. Car maintenance costs continue to climb. And the interest in more cost-effective vehicles continues to climb. People are more than willing to trim costs in any way they can, and the solution can be as simple as choosing between two types of gearboxes: manual transmission and automatic transmission.

 

 

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5 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Transmission

Keeping the transmission of your vehicle running properly can prevent your car from breaking down when you are in the middle of nowhere. Properly caring for your car can extend the life of your transmission. Whether you have a new or remanufactured transmission, here are five things you can do to make sure the transmission of your vehicle will run properly.

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Choosing the Right Torque Converter for Your Vehicle

Automatic transmission vehicles need torque converters. The reason being is that first, it enables your car’s engine to decouple from your car’s drive-train at a low speed, eliminating the need for a clutch. Secondly, it lets the engine immediately rev into its power-band, multiplying your engines torque giving your engine more power.

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5 Signs of Automatic Transmission Trouble

If the automatic transmission on your car goes out, it can end up costing you upwards of $2,000 or more to replace. A basic transmission service is another expensive cost that is frustrating to deal with. How can you prevent your vehicle’s transmission from breaking down? Here are some signs of transmission trouble that you need to be aware of that you do not want to ignore.

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The Importance of Transmission Fluid

Failure to maintain the transmission of your vehicle can lead to expensive repair problems. How often should you check the transmission fluid? When do you need to change the fluid, or add more transmission fluid? Every vehicle has different requirements pertaining to transmission needs. Here are some things you need to know about your vehicles transmission fluid.

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3 Signs That It’s Time to Change Your Transmission Fluid

The general recommendation made by manufacturers is that one should change their vehicle’s transmission fluid once every 30,000 miles or once per two years, whichever comes first. There are car owners that will argue that the transmission fluid doesn’t need to be flushed until 100,000 or even 150,000 miles and flushing the transmission’s fluid every 30,000 is just a scheme to make consumers buy more mechanical services. There is no general consensus between consumers and manufacturers as to when the appropriate time to change an automobile’s transmission fluid is.

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Getting to Know Your Transmission: The Valve Body

The valve body is a key component in a vehicle’s transmission system. Essentially, it serves as the nerve system in directing your automatic transmission. It controls direction of hydraulic pressure to the required place at the required time.

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Transmission Repair: Rebuilt v. Re-manufactured Transmissions

Dealing with a transmission repair is an expensive process for car owners. Since a transmission can easily go out when you are not expecting it, you might find yourself looking for the cheapest option to repair your transmission. A lot of people look at re-manufactured torque converters as it saves money on the total cost of a transmission repair.

 

 

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