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Signs of A Defective Transmission System

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Reliable Transmission - Auto Transmission Maintenance in Rock Hill, SC

Transmission issues require immediate attention. If you detect an unusual sound in your car, this indicates something may be off in your transmission system. When you are in-tune with your car, you can easily detect unusual sounds or changes in the way it drives. When you noticed these changes, send it directly to a trusted transmission specialist.

A faulty transmission should be inspected and addressed right away before the problem gets worse. The following are indicatives of a defective transmission:

  • slow transmission response
  • issues getting into gear
  • noisy in neutral
  • shaking/grinding vehicle
  • a burning smell
  • drugging clutch
  • leaking fluid

In order to be certain of the actual issue, bring your car to a transmission repair shop. They will provide the right repairs to a worn-out transmission system.

Transmissions issues occur when routine maintenance is neglected or due to wear and tear from years of use. If the aforementioned signs are noticed, do not wait until your car stops running. Contact Reliable Transmission Service right away.

Reasons for the Check Engine Light to be On

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Reliable Transmission Service and Auto Repair - Rock Hill, SC

Don't disregard an illuminating check engine light. When your dashboard lights are lit, this could be an indication of an issue under your hood that requires immediate attention. Here are five reasons why your check engine lights may be on:

Faulty Oxygen Sensor - A defective oxygen sensor requires replacement and this could affect your gas mileage and efficiency. It could also cause damage to other components such as spark plug and the catalytic converter.

Gas Cap Issues - Your gas cap might be broken, loose, not on, or missing. The gas cap seals the fuel system and helps maintain pressure within the fuel tank. If there is an issue with the cap you can lose fuel through evaporation.

Damaged Catalytic Converter - This needs to be replaced, otherwise the vehicle won't pass the emission test. This converts harmful carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide. You car's performance will also be impaired with inefficient fuel economy,

Defective Mass Airflow Sensor - This sensor measures the amount of air entering the engine, this will determine how much fuel is required for efficient operation of your engine.

Broken Spark Plugs and Wires - Worn out spark plugs can cause catalytic converter clogging as well as ignition coils and O2 sensor damage.

Contact Reliable Transmission Service right away if your check engine light is on.

Routine Tune-Ups Can Improve Your Gas Mileage

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 02, 2019
Reliable Transmission Service and Auto Repair - Rock Hill, SC

Although gas prices are more consistent than they have been in years past, filling your gas tank can still be hard on the pocketbook. With constant driving, carpooling, and traveling to work, you can watch you gas gauge go down daily. Thus, it is important to have the most efficient gas mileage through routine vehicle servicing.

Gas mileage can be improved when regular car maintenance is properly done. Some vehicle owners put off sending their car for routine service, considering it is just an expense rather than an investment. Many don't realize that regular car tune ups can help maintain consistent and efficient gas mileage. It is recommended that most cars should be routinely tuned up at 30,000, 60,000 and 90,000 mile intervals. During scheduled maintenance, other components of your car that affect your gas mileage are inspected.

Spark plugs with faulty wiring can increase gas usage which makes it imperative to check regularly and defective oxygen sensors can also lower your gas mileage by 40% making replacement necessary. Dirty air filters must also be replaced because this can help improve your gas mileage too, as can the proper tire pressure.

Contact Reliable Transmission Service and have schedule your vehicle tune up.