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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 and service.

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How to avoid costly transmission repairs

Talk to any transmission repair specialist and you will hear that it can be a costly undertaking. Apart from engine replacement, transmission repairs are the most expensive auto fixes. This is particularly true for an older vehicle where the entire cost can be nearly as much as the value of the car. But it doesn’t…
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How can cold weather affect your transmission?

Colorado is well known for its picturesque winters. Unfortunately, with that beauty comes brutal cold that can cause slipping gears in your transmission. In sub-zero temperatures, your vehicle’s temperature can freeze and contract, causing fluids to leak from the seals. This results in low line pressure. Slipping occurs when the low line pressure or low…
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When should I change my transmission filter?

Automakers recommend changing your transmission fluid at regular intervals. However, when to change a transmission filter is not always clear. This information will help you know when (or if) you should change your filter. Transmissions are sealed devices that do not take in outside air or particles. Accordingly, their only purpose is to collect any…
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How do I find transmission shops near me?

We’ve all been there, happily driving along until you notice a burning smell coming from your vehicle. This alarming signal is a telltale sign that you need to get your car transmission checked immediately. Other warning signs include slipping gears, a dragging clutch, leaking fluid, and a check engine light that refuses to go away…
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Transmission flush needed? Look for the signs

Did you know that not all vehicles need the same number or frequency of transmission flushes? In some cases, there are situations where a vehicle may need more frequent transmission flushes. You simply have to stay aware of the signs to indicate a need for a flush. Some of these signs include: A grinding noise…
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Fleet of foot: we can quickly get your commercial vehicles back on the road

For many companies over the last few months, increased strain may have been placed on their delivery or service fleet. For others, some or all of them might have been out of commission as lockdown prevented their use. Either way, our experienced team here at Budget Transmission shop fully appreciate the importance of having your…
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5 signs of a differential problem

The differential is an integral part of your vehicle as it sends power from your transmission and engine to the individual wheels. Instead of both wheels turning at the same rate, a differential allows for more precise control of your car. No matter the differential set-up your vehicle has, you want it to work correctly.…
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Axle noises to listen out for

There are a range of situations and sounds that might indicate axle damage. Obviously hitting a deep pothole or high curb isn’t a good move. If this has happened, you might feel vibrations or hear a loud rumbling from under your vehicle. Putting your vehicle into gear might result in a clunk or clank; and…
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The Decline of the Stick Shift

Manual transmission has been phasing out over recent years because of the loss in speed superiority over its automatic and CVT peers. In the year 2020, only around 2% of vehicles had a manual transmission or stick shift. While most drivers apparently prefer the ease of an automatic, there is always something rewarding about the…
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The difference between transmission fluid change and transmission flush

Transmission fluid flush and change are two diverse automotive services that involve your car’s transmission fluid. It is essential to understand and differentiate the two services to decide the one that is right for your car. A transmission fluid change only involves your vehicle’s transmission fluid and not the engine oil. During the changing process,…
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How to know if a vehicle noise is your transmission

Vehicles are naturally noisy. That said, when your car, truck or other vehicle starts making one or more new noises under the hood, it’s time for you to have some concern about its transmission. If you’re uncertain, review this guideline: – When a sound like clunking, grinding, gurgling, screeching or whining comes from under the…
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Common mistakes that can ruin your transmission

Your car’s transmission is vital as it ensures the right amount of power goes to your wheels for efficient driving. However, neglecting your transmission can result in breakdowns and costly repairs. Here are some common mistakes to avoid that can ruin your transmission. Using the wrong type of transmission fluid for your car Forgetting to…
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