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.

Key Transmission and Gears in Englewood CO

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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Manual transmission repairs in englewood

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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Transmission Service in Englewood Colorado

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 transmission replacement near me

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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Transmission repair, Key Transmission and Gears Denver CO

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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transmission flush service

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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Automatic transmission service

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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transmission flush service

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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Truck Transmission repairs

Transmission Repair Vs. Replacement

If you are having transmission problems, it may be best to decide if you need a transmission repair or replacement. If you can rebuild your transmission yourself or know someone who can, that is also an option. Otherwise, repair and replacement can both be expensive. If you are getting the transmission repaired, that means your…
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Transmission repairs for Honda

TCM: your car’s central processing unit

Imagine your car as a personal computer: just like any computer, it has hidden parts that process your commands and turn them into physical responses. This is why the Transmission Control Module (TCM) is very important. Like the CPU in a PC, the TCM interprets electrical signals in an engine and converts them into actions.…
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3 signs your suspension needs repairing

A bad suspension can affect the traction of your tires, imbalance your vehicle’s alignment, and/or cause you to lose control of the vehicle. Here are 3 signs your suspension needs repaired: You feel every bump or dip on the road. A well-functioning suspension absorbs most shocks your car might encounter. When your vehicle turns in…
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Automatic transmission service

How to protect your transmission during the winter

During the winter months, it is even more important to ensure your transmission is in working order. The colder temperatures make the fluids in your car thicker, so they don’t lubricate as well. To counteract this, drive at a slow speed for several miles, during cold weather. This will increase the temperature of your transmission.…
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