Transmission

  • Transmission Slips - What Does it Mean?

    transmission parts

    You’ve likely encountered someone talking about their car or truck transmission "slipping”. What does that mean, why does it do it, and where do you go from here? At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, our trained staff has the answers to get you safely back on the road. Transmission slippage is certainly one of the most dreaded issues you face as the owner of a car or truck’s and there are some indicators that let you know that something is wrong.

  • Transmission Slips Could Slide You Right Off The Road

    You’ve likely encountered someone talking about their car or truck transmission "slipping”. What does that mean, why does it do it, and where do you go from here? At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, our trained staff has the answers to get you safely back on the road. Transmission slippage is certainly one of the most dreaded issues you face as the owner of a car or truck’s and there are some indicators that let you know that something is wrong.

  • Transmission Slips Could Slide You Right Off The Road

    You’ve likely encountered someone talking about their car or truck transmission "slipping”. What does that mean, why does it do it, and where do you go from here? At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, our trained staff has the answers to get you safely back on the road. Transmission slippage is certainly one of the most dreaded issues you face as the owner of a car or truck’s and there are some indicators that let you know that something is wrong.

  • Transmissions - the key to better fuel economy

    automatic transmission

    There have been a lot of technological advancements, and breakthroughs in efficiency to make modern cars, trucks, and SUVs so much more fuel-efficient than their counterparts. While engine design certainly plays a huge role, automatic transmissions have come a long way as well, contributing greatly to the gas mileage of your vehicle. From Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, here are some ways transmissions have changed to meet the demands of fuel efficiency.

  • Transmissions Done Right for Your Diesel

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    Transmissions are one of the more mysterious and unknown aspects of automotive engineering, to most people. In the modern world, this is more true than ever, making technicians with expertise in transmission maintenance and repair more of a necessity than a convenience. At Autoworks in Ithaca, our technicians have the skill, knowledge, and equipment necessary to diagnose and repair any sort of transmission issue you may be experiencing with your Dodge, Chevrolet, or Ford diesel pickup.

  • Trouble Shifting? Sounds Like Transmission Issues!

    Your transmission suddenly isn’t shifting right. So what’s wrong with it? Do you need your transmission rebuilt? Good question. Unfortunately, the answer is: No one knows. At least, not yet. To find out what’s causing your transmission problem, a technician is going to have to perform a series of tests. Basically, these tests are designed to answer the simple question: “Is it inside or outside?” That is, is the problem inside the transmission, or in one of the many control systems that operate the transmission?

  • Trouble Shifting? Why You May Need To Add Fluid/Gear Oil To Your Manual Transmission!

    Manual transmissions require far less maintenance than automatics. However, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t need a fluid check from time to time. Here’s what you should know about checking and adding fluid to your manual transmission, from Autoworks in Ithaca, NY.

  • Trouble Shifting? You May Need Fluid/Gear Oil!

    shift knob manual transmission

    Manual transmissions require far less maintenance than automatics. However, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t need a fluid check from time to time. Here’s what you should know about checking and adding fluid to your manual transmission, from Autoworks in Ithaca, NY.

  • Upgrading your transmission on a classic.

    classic car

    Are you considering upgrading to a better transmission on your classic? Autoworks in Ithaca, NY can help.  If you drive something old, there’s a good chance it has fewer gears than you’d like. With all the 6 and 8 speed transmissions on the road today, it’s hard to imagine that just a few decades ago we were getting by with just 2 or 3 gears. These days, there are some simple swap options - here are some things for you to consider.

  • Used Cars: Worth the Risk? Check The Transmission.

    There’s a huge appeal to buying a used car from a private party seller. Bypass the dealership, the hidden fees, the markups, the hassle, and save yourself some money in the process. But what’s the risk? Have you found a deal or a dud?

  • Used Engines and Transmissions - Are They Worth the Risk?

    two men working under hood of two different cars

    Nobody wants to put an engine or transmission in their car. However, when that time comes, it’s important to make an informed decision - here are some things to consider when installing a used engine or transmission, from Autoworks in Ithaca, NY.

  • Vehicle Making Weird Noises? Check Your Transmission!

    It can be very alarming to hear unusual sounds coming from your vehicle. If you are hearing any humming, whining, or even clunking noises emitting from under your vehicle, it is most likely a transmission issue. Luckily, these noises can help you pinpoint what issue you may be having with your transmission. Some of these issues are minor and can be easily taken care of, but some of them are much more major and may require special attention and service. Read on to see just what your transmission problem may be.

  • Warning - Your Transmission May Be Failing

    Transmission

    At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we know that transmissions are witchcraft to most people. More often than not, if major damage has occurred, it’s a lot more time and cost effective to just replace the entire unit and get a fresh start. Here’s what to look out for, from Autoworks in Ithaca, NY.

  • Warning - Your Transmission May Be Failing

    Transmission

    At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we know that transmissions are witchcraft to most people. More often than not, if major damage has occurred, it’s a lot more time and cost effective to just replace the entire unit and get a fresh start. Here’s what to look out for, from Autoworks in Ithaca, NY.

  • Warning Signs of a Failing Transmission

    transmission

    At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, our goal is to keep your car, truck, or SUV on the road. The best way to prevent a huge problem is to pay attention to the small ones and get issues taken care of before they leave you stranded. As you know, small problems can lead to big problems and if you're not careful you could miss the signs and your transmission could fail you. 

  • What Are Shift Points?

    RPMS on a car

    Your transmission’s shift points are exactly what you think they are - the points at which your transmission shifts. From the transmission experts at Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, here’s what you need to know about them.

  • What are u-joints, and how can you diagnose a bad one?

    multiple universal joints

    U-joints are a small, simple component - in fact, they have changed much since the very first automobiles. However, on any vehicle with a driveshaft, its ability to move depends entirely on the u-joint being there. You’ll often hear “maybe it’s the u-joints” as a solution offered for problems with a vehicle - but what are they, what do they do, and how do you know if yours is bad? Autoworks in Ithaca, NY has the answers.

  • What are u-joints, and how can you diagnose a bad one?

    multiple universal joints

    U-joints are a small, simple component - in fact, they have changed much since the very first automobiles. However, on any vehicle with a driveshaft, its ability to move depends entirely on the u-joint being there. You’ll often hear “maybe it’s the u-joints” as a solution offered for problems with a vehicle - but what are they, what do they do, and how do you know if yours is bad? Autoworks in Ithaca, NY has the answers.

  • What Can Causes Transmission Failure?

    At Autoworks in Ithaca, our priority is keeping your transmission shifting smooth and running strong for years to come. While proper maintenance, driving habits, and a myriad of other conditions affect the life and reliability of a transmission, there are also ways to increase the overall efficiency of your unit, even above stock performance.

  • What Causes Transmission Failure?

    broken down on the side of the road image

    At Autoworks in Ithaca, our priority is keeping your transmission shifting smooth and running strong for years to come. While proper maintenance, driving habits, and a myriad of other conditions affect the life and reliability of a transmission, there are also ways to increase the overall efficiency of your unit, even above stock performance.

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