Transmission

  • What kind of condition is your fluid in, and what does that mean for your transmission?

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    The condition of your transmission fluid can tell you a lot about the condition of the transmission itself. At American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM, we want to help you be aware of what to look for and what we look for when servicing your transmission. 

  • What Makes Up Your Drivetrain?

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    Your drivetrain is where most of the process of moving your vehicle occurs. The drivetrain includes all the parts powered by the engine to turn the wheels, including the transmission, axles, or driveshafts that combine efforts to propel your car forward (or backward, when you’re in reverse.) At American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM, our drivetrain specialists are well equipped to keep your car, truck, or SUV reliably on the road and running smoothly along.

  • What To Do About Transmission Leaks

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    Leaky transmissions can be a pain. Not only do they make a mess on the underside of your car, and in your driveway, but the transmission fluid is expensive and inconvenient to deal with. At from American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM we want you to be an informed driver so here’s some information about where transmission leaks start, and how to end them.

  • What Your Transmission Warning Light is Telling You

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    At American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM, we’ve seen and diagnosed every warning light in the book. Many people ignore their check engine light, and while it isn’t advised, often get away with it. Transmission warning lights are different, however. Here's what it means and what you should do when it comes on.

  • What Your Vehicle Towing Capacity Means

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    Unless you use your vehicle to tow every day for work, odds are you haven’t paid much attention to your truck, SUV, or crossover’s towing capacity. Maybe you’re looking to buy a boat for some summer fun or just need to rent a trailer to get your belongings from one dwelling to the next. Whatever the reason for pulling something behind your vehicle, it’s important to get a firm grasp on what exactly your towing capacity means. Understanding how each of the components in your vehicle contributes to your overall tow rating can keep you from putting undue stress on your rig and keep you and your family safe.

  • What Your Vehicle's Towing Capacity Means

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    Unless you use your vehicle to tow every day for work, odds are you haven’t paid much attention to your truck, SUV, or crossover’s towing capacity. Maybe you’re looking to buy a boat for some summer fun or just need to rent a trailer to get your belongings from one dwelling to the next. Whatever the reason for pulling something behind your vehicle, it’s important to get a firm grasp on what exactly your towing capacity means. Understanding how each of the components in your vehicle contributes to your overall tow rating can keep you from putting undue stress on your rig and keep you and your family safe.

  • What's My Transmission Made Of?

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    Automatic transmissions aren’t well understood outside of specialists like our technicians here at American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM. While it would be impossible to teach you enough to make you a transmission expert in a quick article, what we can do is give you the fundamental knowledge you need to have a good idea of what your transmission is doing and how it works. Being able to understand how your transmission works will help you identify any problems that may arise to prevent further wear and tear on your vehicle. 

  • What's So Great About Performance Chips?

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    Performance chip installation is one of the perks of diesel truck ownership. At American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, our mechanics can professionally tune and install a chip for any application, whether you drive a Cummins, Powerstroke, Duramax, or otherwise.

  • What’s That Slipping Feeling?

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    Transmission malfunctions are sometimes hard to pin down and might even go unnoticed. A transmission slip can manifest itself in a lot of different ways because there’s not a universal or consistent way to describe it. Since it will vary based on the vehicle, how bad the issue is, and what components are at fault, here are some symptoms to look for in your vehicle.

  • When Do I Need A Heavy Duty Torque Converter?

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    If you drive a lightweight car, truck, or SUV, the torque converter you have installed is probably just fine. For those of you with more heavy-duty applications, like high horsepower setups or towing rigs, the stock converter may not be enough. At American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM, we can help you determine if your torque converter is right for the job you need to be done. 

  • Why Choosing a Trustworthy Transmission Shop is Essential

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    Transmissions are complicated and intricate pieces of equipment. Many general mechanic shops won’t touch a transmission, if it’s anything more than simply installing a new one. Transmissions are one aspect of a vehicle that even experienced mechanics often don’t dare delve into, and is easily the most mysterious and misunderstood system in the automotive world. You need a shop that you can trust to perform the best work on whatever your transmission may be in need of. 

  • Why Do Transmissions Break?

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    Transmissions are complex, and over time they will wear out and eventually break. Knowing what to look for will play a key role in preventing your transmission from failing prematurely. At American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM we want to give you some insight on how your transmission works and how it can fail.

  • Why Does My Transmission Pop Out of Gear?

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    Manual transmissions are durable, reliable pieces of equipment. Still, sometimes problems arise. American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque has the answer to a question that plagues many manual transmissions; why does my transmission pop out of gear?

  • Why is there a puddle under my car?

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    Cars, trucks, and SUVs use and create multiple liquid substances. Here’s what you need to know about the puddle of liquid under your vehicle, from American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM. There are a few different substances that can pool under an automobile, and some are more serious than others. Knowing what to look for and what to do could save you from hassle with your vehicle in the long run. 

  • Why Your Transmission Is Important

    If there’s one thing we know at American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM, its the importance of a transmission. While engines get a lot of the spotlight in conversations about vehicles, we know that the transmission is the unsung hero of your automobile. We want you to know just how important it is, too.

  • Your Top Transmission Specialists

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    At American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, we understand the importance of proper transmission maintenance. Commercial trucks are heavy, and they rack in a lot of miles. With this combination, it’s essential the transmissions in your trucks are always performing their best. Here’s a few things to watch out for:

  • Your Transmission Is Acting Up. Is It Too Late To Fix It?

    Small transmission problems can become big ones if not tended to in a timely manner. Your car, truck, or SUV has been shifting weird for a while now - does that mean it’s too late to do anything about it? American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM has the answer.

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