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When Should You Change the Transmission Fluid?

When Should You Change the Transmission Fluid?

When Should I Change the Transmission Oil? If you haven't been changing the transmission fluid as frequently as recommended by your car's manufacturer, you might have noticed that the transmission slips - and the heat indicator light is always almost on. This is because proper and adequate lubrication reduces wear, tear, and grinding caused by friction and heat from the gears and other moving parts of your transmission system. The transmission fluid is as critical to a car as blood is to humans. It lubricates the transmission system's internal components, helping it transfer power to the wheels to run smoothly. If you notice a puddle of red/burnt-red fluid beneath your car; it indicates that the transmission system is leaking, and you need to get it sealed. Unfortunately, only a handful of car owners adhere to the recommended transmission fluid maintenance routine. In the past, that question was relatively straightforward and easy to answer because all i ... read more

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Top Signs That Your Vehicle Is Due For a Wheel Alignment Service

Top Signs That Your Vehicle Is Due For a Wheel Alignment Service

The direction and the angle that your vehicle's tires point relative to each other and to the car's body is very important. If the alignment angle has been altered - maybe due to daily usage, pot holes or mechanical failure - beyond the maker's specification, taking your car to a seasoned professional for wheel alignment becomes very important.  If you are wondering why you should do so, here are 6 reasons; To make sure your car drives in a straight line without adding unnecessary stress to the suspension components. To avoid driving a car that is constantly pulling to one side. To improve gas mileage. To reduce uneven tire wear. To achieve a smoother ride. To ensure stability and responsive handling. A wheel alignment issue is not something to be ignored. If left unresolved, it may lead to premature tire damage. In addition to struggling to keep your car traveling straight, tire misalignment can also lead to loss of proper traction an ... read more

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