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Spare Care: Maintaining and Protecting your Spare Tire

Spare Care: Maintaining and Protecting your Spare Tire

Image by Nicholas Jackson from Pixabay    With winter weather on the horizon and rainy conditions likely to pop up, now is a great time to consider your spare tire. It is essential to know what type of spare tire you have or even have one! Once you know what kind of spare you have, you will want to consider how you can maintain & protect it, so it will be ready to serve you when you need it most!   Your spare tire is the fifth wheel of your vehicle, that sturdy companion that is there to help you in the worst of times! We want to make sure that it's taken care of and check up on it from time to time. However, what are we supposed to check for? We thought it would be helpful to ... read more

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Are Transmission Repairs Expensive?

Are Transmission Repairs Expensive?

Photo by Garett Mizunaka on Unsplash Transmission repairs: are they expensive? How do you avoid transmission repairs? Learn more about pricing for transmission repairs and tips regarding preventative maintenance!  It indeed can become expensive to service your transmission. Transmission repair services can range in price depending on the scale of the job required. A repair can range from $300 to $1,500, while a new transmission can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $3,500. Fortunately, there are several preventative maintenance services available to assist in preventing further damage. Here are our top picks for scheduled maintenance services we recommend you take advantage of: Transmission flush - A transmission flush removes dirty and old a ... read more

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Taking Stock Of Your Vehicle’s Health

Taking Stock Of Your Vehicle’s Health

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash   Our August blog is here! As Summer comes to an end and school starts to be back in session, it is vital to take preventative maintenance on our vehicles.    Taking your vehicle in for maintenance is the equivalent of us humans going in for a check-up at the doctor. In the same way, it is crucial to visit our doctor to make sure everything is good with your body and visiting when there needs to be a "repair." You should be doing the same with your auto. In comparison, when you take your car in for a "health" inspection, we recommend having work done on your vehicle's vital areas:   Organs (Transmission): The transmission of your vehicle is the mo ... read more

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How Can I Tell If My Transmission Needs Repair?

How Can I Tell If My Transmission Needs Repair?

Image by Ulrike Mai from Pixabay    Whether you have an automatic or a manual vehicle, keeping your transmission working smoothly plays a big part in your vehicle’s performance and endurance. Issues with your transmission can arise in your vehicle’s lifetime. They can range from an effortless repair to total reconstruction. The amount of damage done depends on the number of miles you drive and how early you can detect issues to prevent further damage from being done. With that said, here are some early ‘symptoms’ that can help you identify if your vehicle needs a transmission repair.   Burning smell. A sign something could be wrong is a burning smell coming ... read more

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Best Weekend Road Trips Near Elk Grove

Best Weekend Road Trips Near Elk Grove

  We love living in Elk Grove and being within a short drive to Sacramento. However, we are getting the itch to travel again now that COVID restrictions are easing.    We know others in the Elk Grove region are longing to travel as well, for we see more cars, trucks, and SUVs prepare for fun adventures on the road. Some of these cars will be packed full of camping gear. Some of these trucks and SUVs will be hauling campers and trailers. Whatever you drive, the team of auto mechanics at Elk Grove Transmission & Auto Repair encourages you to make sure your vehicle is ready and able to serve you well throughout your adventures.   So for fun, we thought it would be great to put together a list of our favorite weekend road trip getaways within 6 hours of Elk Grove. This is a shortlist that includes some of our favorite weekend travel destinations:   Wine Country (Amador, Napa, and Sonoma Counties) -- If you love wine and enjoying a fine time, why not enj ... read more

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