Budget Transmission Blog

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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If there’s a bad vibe from your vehicle

Imagine you have just accidentally driven over a curb, an object in the highway, or a pothole. You might feel an unwelcome vibration going through your vehicle, even at slow speeds. This might seem more noticeable as you speed up, slow down or turn. Perhaps you also hear a rumbling noise emanating from underneath you.…
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Some signs of driveshaft problems

It is unusual for a sudden and complete driveshaft failure to occur. More usually, wear, tear, and other problems develop over time. This gives you a chance to spot the signs and call in the experts. Frequent warning signs can include: Vibration and trembling – often felt in the floorboard A squeaking sound that increases…
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Treat your transmission this winter

In the midst of a Colorado winter, treat your transmission with care so that bigger problems don’t get in the way of your holiday plans. Starting with warming up your car before leaving will help preserve your transmission during the winter. Have your car checked at a transmission shop such as Budget Transmission to be…
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Hidden signs of transmission problems: dashboard lights

Owners of vehicles that have automatic transmissions typically believe that a blinking or flashing light associated with a symbol or icon on the dashboard indicates a problem with a specific part. Yet, two of these lights – check engine and over drive – can also indicate a problem with the transmission. The transmission works with…
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Transmission rebuild: why hire a professional?

Many car owners love to do small repairs and maintenance. But when it comes to a transmission rebuild, you’re better off leaving it to the professionals. Wondering why? Read on. Complexity Your car’s transmission is one of the most critical pieces of the vehicle’s entire system. Although it is commonly referred to as just the…
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How actual horsepower led on to automatic transmission

‘Giddy up’ hardly seems like a phrase that applies to today’s superb automatic transmissions. Yet, amazingly, moving on from actual horse-drawn carriages, played a key part in the earliest stage of their development. Just after the turn of the 20th century, a gearbox for a horseless carriage was developed by a pair of brothers in…
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Looking after your diesel fleet

As we go about our daily lives, we often meet people who go that extra yard to help; make more of an effort to be of assistance. We often call such individuals unsung heroes. If you have a diesel fleet operating in your business, you’ll know that they could also qualify for such a title.…
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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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