What is Overdrive? (When To Use and When Not To)

Automatic transmission vehicles have an overdrive gear which is the highest gear available. When you shift to select the overdrive gear, it will reduce the revolutions-per-minute of the engine as it is running. You will do this whenever you want to maintain a single speed on the road. For instance, if your car has an … Read more

3 Common Causes of Transmission Noise

The transmission is an essential component of a vehicle because it sustains its drivability. Basically, the transmission works to redirect the engine power to the driveshaft so that the driver can successfully turn the wheels of the car. If you take care of your car and get bring it to the shop for maintenance on … Read more

5 Transmission Slipping Symptoms (and Common Causes)

A slipping transmission is more common in automatic transmission vehicles than manual vehicles. But this doesn’t mean that it can’t happen with manual transmissions because it can. A slipping manual transmission usually has to do with a clutch problem, while a slipping automatic transmission can have a variety of symptoms. It is best to get … Read more

Transaxle Rebuild and Replacement Cost

The transaxle of a vehicle is the integrated assembly of the transmission and the differential. This means the transaxle is responsible for allowing you to both change gears (just like with a transmission) and split the engine power amongst the wheels of your vehicle (just like a differential). You will find a transaxle in the … Read more

What is a Full-Floating Axle? (and Its Pros and Cons)

Every vehicle has an axle which allows the wheels to rotate. The axle may either be attached to the vehicle or to the wheels themselves. There are two types of axles which a vehicle may have. There is the semi-floating axle and the full floating axle. The majority of 4-wheel drive vehicles will have a … Read more

Transmission Fluid Change Cost (Manual and Automatic Transmissions)

The transmission fluid of a vehicle is responsible for lubricating and cooling the internal components of the transmission. As you likely know, the transmission is responsible for transmitting the engine’s power to your vehicle’s wheels. If you have an automatic transmission, then your vehicle will change gears automatically based on how fast you’re driving. There … Read more

How Do the Parts of a Clutch Work? (Manual Transmission)

If you’re driving a vehicle with a manual transmission, then you need to operate the clutch and know how it works. In layman’s terms, the clutch is the link between the wheels and engine of your vehicle. It gives you the ability to disengage the engine when you step down on the clutch pedal. This … Read more