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

What does a clutch actually do – and what can go wrong?

The clutch is what connects your vehicle’s engine to the transmission. Using the clutch pedal allows a driver to both engage and disengage the systems and then select from different gears. Some folk automatically believe that a clutch fault also means there’s a manual transmission problem too – but often this is not the case.…
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Keeping your car’s transmission in working condition

Keeping your car’s transmission in working condition is essential if you want to avoid costly repairs on your vehicle that could result from a lack of long-term maintenance. Periodically check your transmission fluid. Just like checking your oil: while your engine is on idle, pull the dipstick out, wipe it off, insert again, pull it…
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Is your transmission failing?

A tried and true sign of a failing clutch is if your engine races, but your car starts out very slow. This happens because the material that grips the pressure plate or flywheel is worn out, causing a slippage. Another way to tell is if you’re hearing noises, with the engine off, when pressing the…
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Make sure your import car is getting the service it needs

Owning an import car can be a blessing and a curse. They are a joy to drive, and the interior design is amazing, but getting them properly serviced can be a challenge. It is important to find a shop that understands imports, especially if you are having work done on your transmission. At a qualified…
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The dangers of a dying transmission

Cars are our most valuable means of transportation, yet they also require the most care to ensure we get to our destination safely and on time every day. One of the most expensive repairs on any vehicle can be the transmission. With so many moving parts, the transmission is essentially the brains of your engine.…
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3 signs you may need your transmission repaired

It’s always great to know the signs to look for when determining if your vehicle needs transmission repair. Three signs you should know to look for are: Burnt or black transmission fluid When your transmission is in good condition, its fluid is usually a bright red color. However, if your transmission fluid is very dark…
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Searching for a great import repair shop? We can help

Are you looking for a great place to bring your foreign vehicle for upkeep and repair in the Denver area? There’s no need to find a specialty shop. The experts at our family owned shop can be trusted to care for and repair your foreign vehicle. We’re a full-service import transmission repair shop and we…
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How to Break Your Transmission in 5 Simple Steps

Today, Key Transmission and Gears in Englewood, Colorado offers these 5 easy ways to break your transmission. It may surprise you to know this, but the life of a transmission is far more dependent on the care and maintenance it receives then how it was manufactured. The good thing about this is that by simply…
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How to Diagnose a Problem with Your Vehicle’s Clutch

Here at Key Transmission and Gears in Sheridan, Colorado we want you to be safe out on the road. So, we’ve written up a handy guide on how to detect a problem with your vehicle’s clutch. It’s an important aspect of road safety and something that every driver who owns a manual car should know…
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Need Transmission Service? Here’s How To Find Reliable Help

When it comes to the most expensive car repairs, the transmission comes in number three on the list with an average repair cost of $4,000 to $5,000. It’s only behind hybrid batteries (approximately $6,000) and cylinders (up to $10,000). The best way to prevent the need for any car repairs is to seek regular maintenance. Unfortunately, even though…
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Automatic Transmission Problems

Don’t panic, if you think your car has a transmission problem bring it to Key Transmission and Gears. Catching a possible transmission problem early will always save you money. We’re always on hand to diagnose and address any issues you come across. But being aware of some of these transmission symptoms can help you avoid serious…
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Does Your Automatic Transmission Need A Flush

You don’t need to be a professional like the Key Transmission and Gears team, but having a handle on tips like these 5 signs you need a transmission flush will come in handy for keeping your car running optimally and knowing when something isn’t quite right. Most importantly, you’ll know a bit more about how your vehicle…
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