Key Transmission and Gears Blog

Within the pages of our transmission blog you’ll find helpful articles and interesting insights about everything that’s related to transmission repair.

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Not been using your vehicle much recently?

We know that many drivers have had comparatively little use for their vehicles over the lockdown period. Cars that were put through their paces each and every day might have been on the equivalent of a long (and unasked for) vacation. As things slowly begin to move to the ‘new normal’ it’s possible that your…
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Three key actions to help protect your automatic transmission

As the old saying goes: prevention is better than cure. This is certainly true with your automatic transmission. Here are three actions to follow to protect yours… Have all components and fluid levels checked on a regular basis. Conduct a complete flush of the transmission and clean out any accumulated sludge. Drain the pan gasket…
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Spotting automatic transmission problems

Do you suspect that there is something wrong with your automatic transmission? Take a look and see if you can spot any of these warning signs. Odd smells There is a range of odors given off by any vehicle, but a burning smell is never a good sign! If you detect such a smell, one…
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Six tell-tale signs of a slipping clutch

We’re often asked by customers how they might spot this problem of a slipping clutch. Here are six possible questions to answer: Does your clutch pedal seem spongy, loose, or is it vibrating? Are you having to make increasing efforts when you press down to engage it? Is it difficult either to change or stay…
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Something one of our customers said…

…in a review they posted gave us pause for thought. We pay great attention to customer reviews and try to learn what’s most important for the people who use our services. This was a comment about the fact that we don’t try and pretend that every job can be completed yesterday! We know that it…
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There are so many parts to a stick shift transmission!

Our customers, many of whom prefer a stick shift to an automatic transmission, are often surprised at the many different parts that comprise the system. How many of them would you immediately have thought of… – Clutch and plate – Flywheel – Torque converter – Driveshaft – U-joints – Synchronizer assembly – Transfer case –…
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Understanding your vehicle’s differential performance

The task of your vehicle’s differential is to distribute just the right amount of power to the wheels. When you turn, it will direct less power to the inside of the turn tire, and more to the outside, as it has slightly further to travel. Signs of problems can include vibration or a rumbling noise;…
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Manual vs. automatic transmission fluid

As a car owner, it’s essential to make sure your car uses the right transmission fluid to avoid encountering transmission system problems. There are two main types of transmission your vehicle can use: manual and automatic. Manual transmission fluids are traditionally thick, which makes it hard to shift in and out of gear. On the…
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How long does automatic transmission last?

A lot of factors determine the longevity of your car’s automatic transmission. For example, some vehicle brands are more prone to breakdowns than others, resulting in automatic transmission problems. Additionally, as your vehicle gets older, the chances of problematic automatic transmissions are higher. However, your automatic transmission should last as long as your vehicle does…
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How often should you change your transmission fluid?

Transmission fluid is a lubricant for all the moving parts in the transmission of a vehicle. Manual transmission fluid should be changed every 30,000 to 60,000 miles. Automatic transmissions should be serviced every 60,000 to 100,000 miles, where it can be determined if the fluid needs to be replaced. In both transmissions, the fluid can…
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Tips for maintaining your cars transmission

Whether manual or automatic, the transmission is one of the essential parts of a vehicle. It needs to be appropriately maintained for smooth functioning. Here are some transmission maintenance tips. Check the transmission fluid regularly. Low fluid levels or dirty and fluid indicate the need for a visit to the transmission repair shop. Ensure that…
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Signs of transmission fluid trouble

Transmission fluid is essential in the lubrication of automobile parts. Therefore, it’s necessary to regularly check your transmission fluid and be on the lookout for lousy transmission fluid. Driving your car with lousy transmission fluid can result in unwanted costly repairs. Here are some signs of transmission fluid trouble; Your car is smoking from the…
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