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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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Are Transmission Flushes Really Necessary?

Are Transmission Flushes Really Necessary?

Benjamin Zanatta on Unsplash Most drivers know to get an oil change approximately every 3000 to 6000 miles, depending on your vehicle and driving habits. However, not many car owners actively think about their transmission fluid. As a result, many people ask if transmission flushes or fluid exchanges are necessary. At Elk Grove Transmission & Auto Repair, we are transmission experts, and the short answer is yes, transmission fluid exchanges are great for preventive maintenance. Whenever you schedule an appointment for minor or major service on your vehicle, your auto repair team will do a comprehensive visual inspection of your vehicle and examine each system within your car. There are seven fluids in your vehicle:  oi ... read more

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Spring Break Road Trips & Transmissions

Spring Break Road Trips & Transmissions

Christian Mikhael on Unsplash Ah, Spring! Isn’t it nice to get out of the house and go on a road trip? For many people, they are packing their SUVs, hitching up their camper trailers, and hopping in their classic cars to go on a little adventure. Camping and cruising are ideal for social distancing, and April is a great month to celebrate Spring! To prepare you for your springtime road trip, here is a little advice from your friends at Elk Grove Transmission & Auto Repair: Get a safety inspection before your trip. When you bring your vehicle into Elk Grove Transmission & Auto Repair, we will perform a multi-point inspection to ensure your vehicle is road-ready. We will perform a visual inspection that will ... read more

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