Transmission

  • What To Do About Transmission Leaks

    Transmission with cut out to see the inside

    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 Autoworks in Ithaca, NY we want you to be an informed driver so here’s some information about where transmission leaks start, and how to end them.

  • What To Do About Transmission Leaks

    Parked car with a puddle where it is leaking

    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 Autoworks in Ithaca, NY 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

    inside of a transmission

    At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, 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 Transmission Warning Light is Telling You

    inside of a transmission

    At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, 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

    towing a boat image

    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

    Towing

    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

    Towing

    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 a Neutral Safety Switch?

    neutral safety switch

    Transmission problems aren’t always as dramatic as they seem. Often, a huge inconvenience is caused by a simple problem, if you only know what to look for. At Autoworks in Ithaca, we know what to look for, and would like to pass some of that knowledge on to you. Here, we investigate an easy fix that causes a lot of people problems; a faulty neutral safety switch.

  • What's My Transmission Made Of?

    transmission

    Automatic transmissions aren’t well understood outside of specialists like our technicians here at Autoworks in Ithaca, NY. 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 My Transmission Made Of?

    Transmission cut in half courtesy of Brooksville

    Automatic transmissions aren’t well understood outside of specialists like our technicians here at Autoworks in Ithaca, NY. 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 My Transmission Made Of?

    transmission

    Automatic transmissions aren’t well understood outside of specialists like our technicians here at Autoworks in Ithaca, NY. 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?

    red truck

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

  • What's So Great About Performance Chips?

    red truck

    Performance chip installation is one of the perks of diesel truck ownership. At Autoworks in Ithaca, 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?

    shifter in car

    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. The trained technicians at Autoworks in Ithaca, NY can help diagnose your problem. The more details you can provide, the quicker we can help. 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 SUV.

  • What’s That Slipping Feeling?

    mechanic's hands holding wrench under the hood of a car

    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.

  • What’s That Slipping Feeling?

    shifter in car

    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. The trained technicians at Autoworks in Ithaca, NY can help diagnose your problem. The more details you can provide, the quicker we can help. 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 SUV.

  • What’s That Slipping Feeling?

    mechanic's hands holding wrench under the hood of a car

    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?

    torque converter

    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 Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we can help you determine if your torque converter is right for the job you need to be done. 

  • When does a transmission need to be repaired?

    repair mechanics

    Whether you’ve never had any trouble out of your transmission, or you are all too familiar with transmission issues, you may wonder how often a transmission requires repair. In truth, it really just depends. There are hundreds of different transmissions, some more reliable than others, with different levels of stress demanded of them. Age, mileage, type, and usage are all aspects of the transmission condition.

  • When Is It To Late To Change Your Transmission Fluid?

    popping car hood

    It’s likely you’ve been exposed to conflicting opinions about having your transmission fluid replaced. You may have heard that cars over a certain mileage should not have the transmission fluid flushed and replaced, because it could damage the transmission, or you may have had someone tell you the first thing you should do at any sign of trouble is have your transmission flushed. At Autoworks in Ithaca, our expert mechanics have the answers you’re looking for.

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