When you visit Mr. Transmission, having a truck transmission in need of repair does not mean you have to take your vehicle “somewhere special.” Mr. Transmission provides special service, no matter what type of vehicle you have. Many of our locations service delivery trucks, box trucks, RVs, and 4x4s. We are the specialists when it comes to truck transmissions.
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Without a properly functioning drivetrain, your vehicle will not have the power it needs to move from one place to another. There is more to this crucial component than meets the eye. Because of this, it is important to seek the help of a drivetrain specialist like Mr. Transmission. Here, we pay attention to the details, something that matters most when it comes to drivetrain repairs. Maintaining your differential fluid and performing differential services can prolong the life of your drivetrain. Clean fluid helps keep the gears from wearing and also helps regulate the gear temperature. Clean fluid also lubricates the gears making operation smoother. Maintaining your differential can help prevent total gear failure. What We Repair At Mr. Transmission, we repair all drivetrain components: CV Joints Axle Shafts Drive Shaft Transfer Case Differential Make an Appointment Now Have a drivetrain, flywheel, or other drivetrain-related component in need of repair? To learn more about our services, contact a Mr. Transmission location near you.
When should you service?
Differential Service is recommended at 30,000 mile intervals or according to your manufacturer’s specifications. If you drive under more severe conditions such as frequent starts and stops, extreme weather, towing or off-roading, we recommend more frequent servicing. What is typical wear and tear? The gears within the differential are very strong and made of long lasting materials. But as vehicles age, those gears can start to wear. Differential fluid is present to lubricate and cool those gears. Dirty fluid can lead to poor performance and excess wear. You should have your differential fluid checked from time to time. What are the symptoms of an issue with the differential? Vibration of front or rear of vehicle when turning Clunking heard when shifting gears Noise such as chatter or growl coming from axle Whine on acceleration or deceleration.
Road salt and other chemicals cause rust and corrosion, but waxing your car after washing it applies a protective layer between the paint and the elements. You should wax your car at least twice a year if it lives in a garage, but if you keep it outside your student apartment — exposed to punishing Northeastern winters like mine is — you may want to wax it more frequently.
Additionally, taking your car to a car wash that sprays the undercarriage will remove the salt from exposed parts like the hydraulic brake and exhaust systems and prevent potentially dangerous damage.
Most major oil brands market oil made specifically for engines that have more than 75,000 miles of wear, claiming that additives help reduce engine wear and provide anti-aging benefits. They are often a blend of synthetic and petroleum-based oils, and they typically cost at least a couple of dollars more per quart than conventional oils. But are they worth the extra dough?
Some oils may be more beneficial than others because they contain conditioners purported to rejuvenate seals to prevent or stop oil leaks, a common ailment in engines with a lot of miles on them.
Internal seals and gaskets become brittle and shrink as they age, allowing oil to seep by. Sometimes this becomes visible as oil stains on a garage floor or as streaks of oil on lower engine parts. When valve-guide seals wear, oil can leak into combustion chambers and the engine will literally start burning oil. With small leaks, blue smoke from burning oil may not be visible from the exhaust, but your oil level will probably drop below the full mark on a regular basis.
The seal conditioners found in some high-mileage oils may reduce or eliminate small leaks and seepage by rejuvenating seals to their original size and shape. If an engine isn’t burning or leaking oil, or if it uses, say, less than a quart over 6,000 miles or so, switching to high-mileage oil may not be worth the extra cost for you. It’s really a judgment call if you should pay more for high-performance oil when your car has 100,000 miles on it but is using little or no oil. It doesn’t hurt and it could prevent leaks from starting. Most vehicle manufacturers would say it’s normal for an engine to consume some oil between oil changes.
You may not realize it, but your car’s cooling system does more than keep the engine running cool. A faulty cooling system cannot only damage your engine; it can reduce transmission life as well.
Before any repair is made, we provide your vehicle with a free performance check.
Call us to learn more! 615-865-9187