At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA, we service all types of transmissions, on any car, truck, or SUV. This includes both All-Wheel Drive and Four-Wheel Drive vehicles, but you may be wondering...what’s the difference? Both types of vehicle supply power to all four wheels, so why use two different terms? Due to the increasing demand for AWD and 4WD vehicles over the last decade, equipped on everything from sports cars to pickup trucks, more and more people are asking these same questions.

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.

Your Chevy, Ram or Ford pickup is equipped with an Electronic Control Unit, or ECU, that acts as the “brain” of your diesel truck. At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA, we have the technology, technicians, and equipment necessary to reprogram and service even the most sophisticated electronic controls.

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Your car’s radio and headlights, plus a slew of other important functions, are powered by an electrical current generated by your vehicle’s engine. A vital part of generating electricity is having a place to store it while it’s not being used. This is where your car battery comes into play. The battery of your vehicle holds electrical energy while the car is off in order to help the engine turn over and create a spark to start internal combustion. Without a working battery, your car will not be able to start. If you allow our team here at Ward Service Auto Repair to perform proper maintenance, an average car battery can start your car reliably for roughly four years.

At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA, we understand that the care for your vehicle is in the details. Transmission work, more so than any other type of maintenance or repair, requires a keen eye and specific know-how.

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If you’re ever in a situation where you must remove the battery from your vehicle, it’s important to know what you’re doing. It seems pretty straight forward, and it is. However, there are some important things to remember when disconnecting the battery in your car, truck, or SUV. Here are some tips on disconnecting a car battery, from Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA.

Your truck was built for work. Whether you drive a Ram, Chevy, or Ford diesel pickup, your truck was designed to endure, day in and day out. Nonetheless, eventually, there will come a time where your engine needs major repair - and you’ll have to make a decision on what to do next. At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA, we’re here to help.

air brakes

For obvious reasons, air brakes are an essential part of your rig. They also add a level of complication to the braking system that a conventional vehicle doesn’t have. At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, our mechanics have the knowledge, equipment, and ability necessary to keep your air brakes in top shape.

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