5 Symptoms of Burnt Transmission Fluid

A transmission fluid is a special type of lubricant that is formulated to keep the moving components of a vehicle’s transmission running smoothly. There are different types of transmission fluids available, especially for automatic transmissions and manual transmissions. An automatic transmission needs fluid that not only lubricates its components, but also keeps them cool and … Read more

4 Symptoms of a Bad Transmission Valve Body and Replacement Cost

The transmission valve body is the top control area of the transmission. This valve body is responsible for directing hydraulic fluid (or transmission fluid) to various valves so the appropriate clutch can be activated. After this happens, you are able to shift the gear to whatever one you need for your particular driving situation. The … Read more

5 Benefits of a Limited Slip Differential (How it Works and Its Cons)

limited slip differential pros and cons

There are three types of differentials that a vehicle could have; open differentials, locking differentials, and limited slip differentials (LSD). The function of any differential is to transmit engine power to the wheels. This is how wheels can rotate at various speeds. While an open differential would still power any wheels that are losing traction, … Read more

Transmission Speed Sensor (What it Does and How it Works)

New cars contain an engine control unit and lots of different electronic sensors which communicate with it. The transmission speed sensor (also referred to as the engine speed sensor) is one of these sensors and its job is to calculate the speed at which the wheels are rotating. This ultimately determines the speed at which … Read more

10 Symptoms of Low Transmission Fluid (Manual and Automatic)

The transmission is basically what allows the driver to control the power of the engine in a vehicle. It is what allows the driver to change gears and determine the direction and motion of the vehicle. Whether you have a manual transmission or automatic transmission, there needs to be transmission fluid that lubricates its internal … Read more

The Best Types of Car Differentials for Snow and Ice

All cars have a mechanical device called a differential. The main function of a differential is to enable the wheels to rotate at separate speeds. Before automobiles were invented, the only mobile vehicles that existed were wagons, carriages, carts, and chariots. Although they didn’t have motorized engines, they still had differentials which allowed their wheels … Read more