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Transmissions Appreciate Your Respect

My buddy is a real aggressive driver and when he backs up he just slams it into drive while going backwards. That’s a bad move with automatic transmissions. I hesitate to advise him, I think he might take it the wrong way. We are friends and I only advise customers or readers of my blog. [...]


Transmission Tips: Check your transmission fluid hot.

Let me go over a basic transmission procedure, one as simple as checking the fluid in your transmission. This simple advise may prevent you from having to buy a rebuilt transmission prematurely. The automatic transmission fluid has to be checked when the transmission is hot. It takes about 15 minutes to heat up an automatic transmission [...]


Free Transmission Tips and Advise from a Professional….

Reading the GotTransmissions.com blog with any regularity, you probably know I’m a retired transmission shop owner. I have been a transmission rebuilder since about 1976. I opened my shop in 1981 and sold it right before the economy crashed in February 2006. Just because I transmissions does not mean I am engine illiterate. In fact, [...]


Transmission News & Tips: Avoid Buying a Flood-Damaged Car

Automobile consumers may want to add hurricane and water damage to the list of things to look for when purchasing a used car. Of the approximately 2 million vehicles in the Gulf Coast region, it’s estimated that 250,000 to 500,000 automobiles were severely damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. It’s unclear how many of these [...]


Transmission Tips: How to use the Tow/Haul mode..

In Tow/Haul Mode, the shift points in your automatic transmission are changed and the throttle response is increased for smoother starts and better acceleration under full load. Tow/Haul Mode holds lower gears longer while accelerating or decelerating, and for increased engine braking control. For all practical purposed the Tow/Haul mode is a waste of time and [...]


Bad Standard Transmission, remember to check the clutch..

If it comes down to having a standard /manual transmission failure, don’t forget to check the clutch or have the repair shop check your clutch out. Getting a good used low mileage standard transmission or a quality rebuilt standard transmission is easy. That is if you buy it from GotTranmsissions.com. The experts that you will [...]