Why is My Check Engine Light On?

Why is My Check Engine Light On?

On some cars it’s called a Check Engine light; others use a Service Engine Soon light. Still others just have a light with a picture of an engine on it. The industry calls it a MIL — Malfunction Indicator Lamp. All scary names for the same thing… something that isn’t...
Extending the Life of Your Transmission

Extending the Life of Your Transmission

Today’s automatic transmissions generate a lot of heat as you drive. That heat is a normal byproduct of transmission operation. Heat is also one of the most common causes for transmission failure. That’s why automotive engineers put so much effort into reducing or...
Winter Weather Hazards

Winter Weather Hazards

Winter conditions vary geographically, but there are a few conditions that are common to the Miami Valley during the winter months. How you deal with those conditions can have a dramatic effect on your transmission. Cold Temperatures — For a good part of several...

Is Every Shop the Same?

If you look through any newspaper, you’ve probably seen ads from your local quick lube center or convenience store offering transmission fluid exchange services. And in many cases, these stores offer to service your transmission for much less than a transmission...
What is a Transmission?

What is a Transmission?

Your car’s transmission is the most complicated and least understood major component in your car or truck. In today’s cars, the transmission is a combination of sophisticated hydraulics and computer-controlled electronic components. The transmission is a...
How Do I Know if I Need a New Transmission?

How Do I Know if I Need a New Transmission?

Your local Brownies I.T. technician will be able to tell you for certain whether you’re dealing with a transmission problem or not. He (or she) will then be able to let you know what it’ll take to fix your car and put it back into proper running condition.