What Does Overdrive Do? (and When To Use)

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The term “overdrive” refers to the highest gear that you can shift to in some automatic transmission vehicles. Almost all vehicles on the road today feature at least one overdrive gear within the transmission. With today’s cars, the overdrive gear is automatically selected in many cases while you will manually need to select some sort … Read more

How to Check Transmission Fluid (Manual & Automatic)

The engine uses oil to keep its components lubricated so that they don’t wear down and form corrosion that easily. Similarly, the transmission needs its own special lubricant known as transmission fluid to lubricate the gears of the transmission. And the article below provide a good information on how to check properly the transmission fluid … Read more

Semi Automatic Transmission (How it Works and Pros/Cons)

Ever since the 1930s, semi-automatic transmissions have existed. But they slowly evolved over the decades and now we have something much different than what existed back then. That is common with every component of a car, though. What is a Semi-Automatic Transmission? A semi-automatic transmission is basically a manual transmission that does not use a … Read more

Average Cost to Change Automatic Transmission Fluid

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If you are driving a car with an automatic transmission, then you will need to change the automatic transmission fluid (ATF) according to the manufacturer’s change interval. In most cases, this will be about every 100,000 miles. You will also need to change the filter as well. Unlike changing your engine oil and filter which … Read more

5 Symptoms of Automatic Transmission Slipping

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When the automatic transmission in your car is slipping, it can leave you stuck unexpectedly and even lead to a complete rebuild of the transmission. However, with some basic knowledge about the warning signs and symptoms of a slipping transmission, you can increase your chances of avoiding the expense of a new transmission. A vehicle’s … Read more

Automatic Transmission Vacuum Modulator Functions

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For your car to shift appropriately, the automatic transmission vacuum modulator must analyze how hard the engine is working. It does this in two different ways. Even though some car makes and models have simple cable linkages attached to a throttle valve in the automatic transmission, it still serves the same purpose. How an Automatic … Read more

4 Common Symptoms of Automatic Transmission Problems

Cars with automatic transmission indeed have their own fans for prospective customers, especially women who are married. The vehicle system is admittedly easier and more convenient for those who have mobility or more activity, especially road conditions more frequently jammed lately. A number of reasons it was enough to make the position of the car … Read more