Transmission

  • 3 Minutes a Month Can Save Your Transmission

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    When it comes to transmissions, your fluid level is essential. Too much or too little fluid can affect pressure, cooling abilities, and lubrication. In order to best care for your vehicle, it's important to know what to look for, so from our shop here at Dennis Road Automotive here are a few tips. 

  • A Short History of The Automatic Transmission

    Automatic transmissions are the default now - with efficiency approaching or surpassing that of manual transmissions, and automatics with 8 or 10 electronically controlled gears, it’s no surprise they’ve gained so much popularity over the past few decades. But where did it all start? Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas, TX has the answers.

  • Are You Experiencing Starter Issues?

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    Starter issues don’t necessarily indicate a bad starter; sometimes a transmission related issue is at fault. If you are experiencing starter difficulties, Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas has the information you need.

  • Are You Facing Shifting Issues?

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    Does your car, truck, or SUV shift at the wrong moment? Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas has the solution. Shift point issues can manifest themselves in two ways; either your car will rapidly shift through several or all the gears at low speed, low rpm, getting to the highest gear before you’ve gained enough momentum, or shifts will be delayed, the transmission refusing to shift until far into the RPM range. 

  • Are You Facing Transmission Problems?

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    Does your car continue trying to move forward after you’ve put it into park? You may have a transmission issue that needs to be addressed. Here’s what you should know, from the experts at Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas, TX.

  • Are Your Shift Linkages Improperly Adjusted?

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    If your transmission is acting up, the problem isn’t necessarily with the transmission itself, but with one of the devices or mechanisms attached to it. At Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas, we know a lot of people out there just accept when something goes wrong and learn to live with it. Dealing with an inconvenience is better than replacing a transmission, right? Fortunately, many transmission issues are actually simple fixes, and are well worth doing.

  • Avoid Transmission Failure

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    At Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas, TX, we know that hearing you need a new transmission is a dreaded affair. Here’s some advice from the transmission experts on how to prevent that day from coming.

  • Bad Transmission? Fix It or Sell It?

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    So, you’ve determined your transmission is bad. What next? Choosing what to do can be overwhelming, and you need someone you can trust to help you decide what work needs to be done. Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas, TX is here to help you make the right decision when it comes to your transmission. There are a few things to consider when your transmission goes out. You might feel inclined to just get a new car, but should you? 

  • Bad Transmission? What is the solution?

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    So, you’ve determined your transmission is bad. What next? Choosing what to do can be overwhelming, and you need someone you can trust to help you decide what work needs to be done. Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas, TX is here to help you make the right decision when it comes to your transmission. There are a few things to consider when your transmission goes out. You might feel inclined to just get a new car, but should you? 

  • Benefits of Auxiliary Transmission Coolers - Does Your Vehicle Need One?

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    Auxiliary transmission coolers are one of many ways the aftermarket can improve the quality and durability of your vehicle. From Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas, TX, here’s some information concerning auxiliary coolers, why you might need one, and what it can do for you.

  • Cheap Parts Don’t Cut It and Warranties Matter

    car parts At Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas, TX, we’re in the business of quality. Quality work, quality parts, and quality service keep a business going. Here is a quick rundown on why it’s important to install components that will perform reliably, and keep you taken care of in the event that they don’t.
  • Checking Transmission Fluid Level, Why It's Important!

    Checking the fluid level on your transmission is fairly easy, but a bit more complicated than checking your oil. Firstly, this only applies to automatic transmissions, and secondly, some modern vehicles don’t have dipsticks or dipstick tubes to check and add transmission fluid. With that in mind, here are some tips from Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas, TX in regard to checking your transmission fluid.

  • Choosing the Right Fluid for Your Transmission

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    In life, you learn that more expensive doesn’t always mean better. When it comes to transmission fluid, does it matter? Are name brand fluids better than the cheapest option? Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas, TX has the answers.

  • Choosing the Right Repair Shop

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    At Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas, TX, we know that the life of a transmission is solely dependent on the quality of repair and maintenance it receives.

  • Common Mistakes That Ruin Transmissions

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    At Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas, we see a lot of the same mistakes that cause a transmission to fail. With our help, you can avoid a preventable transmission failure and keep your car reliably on the road.

  • Common Transmission Issues

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    Though transmissions are generally reliable, there are a great number of issues that can develop with one. From Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas, TX, here’s a general overview of the types of problems your transmission may develop, all of which we service and repair.

  • Detecting Early Signs Of Transmission Trouble

    Transmissions rarely go out without a warning. Typically it takes a while, during which time there will be observable symptoms. Sometimes it’s an easy fix and sometimes it isn’t, but it’s always better to catch an issue and get it repaired as soon as possible. Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas, TX has provided you with a few things to watch out for.

  • Do Transmission Additives Work?

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    At Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas, we’re familiar with the many over the counter remedies that promise to cure your car, truck, or SUV of all its transmission woes. But, do any of them actually work, and are they even safe for your transmission?

  • Do You Drive A Manual? Here Is What You Need To Know About Your Clutch Disc!

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    If you drive a car with a manual transmission, you already know you have a clutch. But what exactly is it, and what does it do? At Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas, we believe that knowing a little more about your car better prepares you to keep it maintained. Here’s what you should know about your clutch disc.

  • Do You Have a Catalytic Converter Issue?

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    Regular maintenance checks of your vehicle will help you avoid a catalytic converter that looks like this resulting in large repair costs which is what our team here at Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas want to avoid at all costs! We feel that every customer has a need to know what repairs are in their future and exactly how to budget for them if need be so we check your vehicle thoroughly and keep you informed.

    There are several indicators that your catalytic converter isn't functioning at maximum capacity such as:

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