Transmission

Video: Checking Your Transmission Fluid

Posted on August 04, 2017 by James Florence

SAN JOSE — Host, Sarah Rutan: Most car owners know to keep an eye on their engine oil, but few realize the importance of checking their transmission fluid. Today we’re in San Jose with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Alex Nunez of B & J Transmissions to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Alex Nunez: One of our recommendations at B&J Transmissions is to check your transmission fluid. A lot of people tend to forget to check their transmission fluid and they only focus on their engine oil. But the transmission fluid should be checked at least every other oil change. Another recommendation is to service your transmission. A routine checkup on your transmission every 40,000 miles is great to keep your transmission going. Read more

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How to Check Your Transmission Fluid

Posted on August 04, 2017 by James Florence

SAN JOSE — Most drivers know to keep an eye on their engine oil, but not everyone is so diligent about checking their transmission fluid. However, due to the important role a transmission plays in vehicle operation (as well as the substantial expense of repairing it), you should make a point of checking yours regularly.

Checking your transmission fluid involves the same steps as checking your engine oil: Just pull out the red dipstick (as opposed to the yellow one for engine oil) and inspect it. Most importantly, check the fluid’s integrity. Transmission fluid should have a clean, pink color and a semi-sweet aroma. If it looks dirty or smells burnt, you’re past due for a change, Read more

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Video: Automatic Transmission Service Tip

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

FREMONT — Host, Sarah Rutan: Do you drive an automatic vehicle? If so, you’ll want to know about a maintenance tip that will help extend its lifespan. Today we’re in Fremont with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Eduardo Porta of Fremont Foreign Auto to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Eduardo Porta: We’re here today to talk about automatic transmissions. That will be the service. Keep in mind to service the automatic transmissions on a daily basis. That means most of the cars in between thirty to forty thousand miles. Check your records. If you’ve never done one, it’s important to do because the transmission, it will not last that long. Read more

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Transmission Service for Automatic Vehicles

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

FREMONT — The transmission is an important part of any car, but if you own an automatic vehicle, you need to be particularly diligent about ongoing maintenance. Ideally, you should have your transmission serviced every 30,000 miles. During the service, a professional will drain and refill the transmission fluid, replace the filter, and install a new gasket.

Rather than stay on top of ongoing maintenance, many car owners will simply have their transmissions flushed on occasion. However, few people realize that flushing a transmission can actually cause problems, especially with a vehicle that has more than 80,000 miles. Since flushing a transmission forcefully removes any trace of the old fluid, when the new fluid is introduced, Read more

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Video: Subaru Maintenance Tip

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

SANTA ROSA — Host, Sarah Rutan: While a Subaru’s all-wheel feature drive has its benefits, it also requires close attention to maintenance. Today, we’re in Santa Rosa with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Tom Tillett of TL Tillett’s Automotive, to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Tom Tillett: Okay. The Subaru is all-wheel drive. It’s not a four-wheel drive vehicle. Four-wheel drive vehicles you have to shift them into gear to make them all-wheel drive. Subaru, it’s full-time. You don’t have to touch anything. It’s all four wheels are spinning at the same time. Helps as far as traction. Helps you in climate conditions, in the snow especially. A lot of times you don’t have to chain up if it’s not that severe. Read more

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One Important Aspect of Subaru Maintenance

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

SANTA ROSA — The Subaru is an all-wheel drive vehicle, which is not to be confused with a four-wheel drive vehicle. With four-wheel drive, the driver has to shift into gear to get all four wheels spinning, whereas with all-wheel drive, the wheels are automatically running all the time. This feature gives Subaru vehicles superior road traction, especially in inclement weather—in many cases, drivers don’t even need to put on tire chains in snowy conditions.

While its all-wheel drive characteristic gives a Subaru optimum handling and control, it also makes certain aspects of maintenance especially critical. In particular, a Subaru’s transmission fluid needs to be closely monitored and well-maintained. Since all four wheels are always spinning, Read more

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