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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.

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Is your manual transmission doing weird things

As you are driving, do watch out for any of the following manual transmission signals… New or unexpected noises – such as a grinding or scraping sound – either as you shift gear or are simply cruising along the highway. Muscles required – gear shifting should be fairly effortless, so if it’s hard work to…
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What kind of transmissions are there?

Did you know that there are 3 different types of transmissions? Today, our experts at Key Transmission and Gears in Englewood, Colorado, will tell you all about them. Most people at least know that there are 2 basic types, manual and automatic. The third is called a continuously variable transmission or CVT. Let’s talk about what a…
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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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Suspension repairs near Englewood Colorado

All about an automatic transmission

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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New Year’s resolution: get your automatic transmission checked out

This is an excellent time, at the start of a new year, to make sure your automatic transmission is serving you well. It’s important to have the components and fluid levels checked out on a regular basis. It’s also key to a fully-functioning transmission to flush it, drain all of the fluids, and then remove…
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Automatic transmission service

What happens if your transmission does not work right?

If your transmission is not working right, your car or truck will not run normally. If it is completely non-functional, your vehicle will not be able to shift gears, which will make it impossible for your car to drive down the road. Even if your transmission is automatic, your vehicle still needs to shift from…
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What does the clutch do?

Working with cars in our import transmission repair shop every day, it’s easy to assume that everybody knows all about how they operate. So, when we were recently asked what the clutch does, it helped us realize that this isn’t true. The answer is that the clutch provides the connection between the manual transmission and…
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..And three problems with a manual transmission

Our last blog post looked at 3 problems with an automatic transmission, so we thought we’d provide the same advice if your vehicle transmission is manual. Here are signs to watch out for… Noise: if you hear a scraping or a grinding sound, either when cruising or shifting gear, it could be a transmission problem.…
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Automatic transmission service

Noticing three gear problems with your automatic transmission

If you are wondering if the gears in your automatic transmission are working as they should, here are three key warning signs to watch out for… When your gears inexplicably change even when you are driving along a flat road or are maintaining a constant speed Noise is another sign to watch out for. You…
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Simple signs of a slipping clutch

Some drivers seem to be in tune with even the slightest sound made by their vehicle. For most of us, though, it’s good to have some pointers to help us recognize if a potential problem needs to be dealt with. For example: a slipping clutch. Here are just four such signs to look out for:…
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Suspension repairs near Englewood Colorado

Is your suspension ready for winter travel?

We all know how difficult our travel conditions can be from this time of year onwards. For comfort and safety, we all want to be able to trust our vehicle’s suspension. Have you noticed your front-end dipping sharply as you come to a stop? Do you seem to bounce too much when you encounter a…
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Manual and Automatic Transmission Repairs

Tips for protecting a transmission this winter

Cold temperatures, ice and snow can damage your vehicle’s transmission in various ways this winter. Follow these tips to try to protect it: Store your vehicle in a warm garage to prevent rapid transitions from freezing cold to hot temperatures at startup. Rapid temperature changes can make parts, materials and seals break down, which can…
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