Transmission

  • 3 Minutes a Month Can Save Your Transmission

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    When it comes to transmissions, your fluid level is essential. Too much or too little fluid can affect pressure, cooling abilities, and lubrication. In order to best care for your vehicle, it's important to know what to look for, so from our shop here at Ward Service Auto Repair here are a few tips. 

  • A Short History of The Automatic Transmission

    Automatic transmissions are the default now - with efficiency approaching or surpassing that of manual transmissions, and automatics with 8 or 10 electronically controlled gears, it’s no surprise they’ve gained so much popularity over the past few decades. But where did it all start? Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA has the answers.

  • Are You Facing Shifting Issues?

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    Does your car, truck, or SUV shift at the wrong moment? Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia has the solution. Shift point issues can manifest themselves in two ways; either your car will rapidly shift through several or all the gears at low speed, low rpm, getting to the highest gear before you’ve gained enough momentum, or shifts will be delayed, the transmission refusing to shift until far into the RPM range. 

  • Benefits of Auxiliary Transmission Coolers - Does Your Vehicle Need One?

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    Auxiliary transmission coolers are one of many ways the aftermarket can improve the quality and durability of your vehicle. From Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA, here’s some information concerning auxiliary coolers, why you might need one, and what it can do for you.

  • Checking Transmission Fluid Level, Why It's Important!

    Checking the fluid level on your transmission is fairly easy, but a bit more complicated than checking your oil. Firstly, this only applies to automatic transmissions, and secondly, some modern vehicles don’t have dipsticks or dipstick tubes to check and add transmission fluid. With that in mind, here are some tips from Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA in regard to checking your transmission fluid.

  • Choosing the Right Fluid for Your Transmission

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    In life, you learn that more expensive doesn’t always mean better. When it comes to transmission fluid, does it matter? Are name brand fluids better than the cheapest option? Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA has the answers.

  • Choosing the Right Repair Shop

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    At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA, we know that the life of a transmission is solely dependent on the quality of repair and maintenance it receives.

  • Clutch Problems are a Big Problem

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    This is a clutch gone completely wrong and something you want to be sure doesn't happen with your vehicle! So how do you ensure you are not having an issue with your clutch when most drivers simply get in and drive? What do you look for? That is a question many of our customers ask us here at Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia and one this driver did not.

  • Common Transmission Issues

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    Though transmissions are generally reliable, there are a great number of issues that can develop with one. From Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA, here’s a general overview of the types of problems your transmission may develop, all of which we service and repair.

  • Detecting Early Signs Of Transmission Trouble

    Transmissions rarely go out without a warning. Typically it takes a while, during which time there will be observable symptoms. Sometimes it’s an easy fix and sometimes it isn’t, but it’s always better to catch an issue and get it repaired as soon as possible. Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA has provided you with a few things to watch out for.

  • Do You Have a Catalytic Converter Issue?

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    Regular maintenance checks of your vehicle will help you avoid a catalytic converter that looks like this resulting in large repair costs which is what our team here at Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia want to avoid at all costs! We feel that every customer has a need to know what repairs are in their future and exactly how to budget for them if need be so we check your vehicle thoroughly and keep you informed.

    There are several indicators that your catalytic converter isn't functioning at maximum capacity such as:

  • Fluid Flushes for Your Fleet

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    The transmission in your truck works harder than any other on the road. A fully loaded semi weighs about 40 times as much as a normal passenger vehicle, and racks up twice the mileage. As such, it’s essential to keep your transmission in good shape and regularly maintenanced. Fortunately, Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia has you covered.

  • How are your transmission mounts?

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    Your transmission mounts keep your transmission in place and suppress vibrations coming from the drivetrain. How do you know when to replace them or when they’re going bad. At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA, our goal is to educate you about your vehicle so that you can drive it safely and prolong its life. 

  • How do Manual Transmissions Work?

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    At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, we know that transmissions are one of the greatest technological marvels of the automotive world. How does a standard shift transmission work? Why should you care? Our expert technicians here at Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia have the answers.

  • How Often Should you Change the Gear Oil in a Manual Transmission?

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    You know how often to change your engine oil; but what about the gear oil in your standard shift transmission? Here’s a short guide, from Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia.

  • How Stop and Go Traffic Affects Your Transmission

    At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA, transmissions are our specialty. That means knowing how they work, how they wear out, what wears them out, and how to fix it. In this article, we’ll explore the way stop and go traffic affects your transmission.

  • How To Know If Your Synchronizers Are Faulty.

    At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA, our mechanics have diagnosed and repaired every transmission problem in the book. We’d like to pass some of our knowledge along to you, in order to help you understand your transmission a little better. Here, we discuss the synchronizers in your manual transmission, and how to know if one of yours is faulty.

  • How To Prevent A Transmission From Overheating

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    At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA, we know that the key to keeping a transmission reliable and in shape is taking care to prevent an issue in the first place. Here, well explore a condition which has a lot of potential to cause your transmission harm: overheating.

  • How To Protect Your Transmission Investment

    At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA, we know your car, truck, or SUV is far more than just a vehicle. It’s a lifeline...getting you to work, your kids to school, carrying groceries, and taking you anywhere you need to go. It’s also a huge investment, and one worth protecting.
  • How Transmission Leaks are Detected

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    Transmission fluid leaks can often be a pain to track down. If you have a leaky transmission, Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA has some information for you on what you can expect. We’ve repaired countless leaky transmissions, and now we’re here to share some of our knowledge with you.

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