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 Ward Service Auto Repair 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? Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA has the answers.

  • 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 Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA, here’s some information concerning auxiliary coolers, why you might need one, and what it can do for you.

  • 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 Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA, 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. Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA has provided you with a few things to watch out for.

  • 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 Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia 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:

  • How are your transmission mounts?

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    Your transmission mounts keep your transmission in place and suppress vibrations coming from the drivetrain. How do you know when to replace them or when they’re going bad. At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA, our goal is to educate you about your vehicle so that you can drive it safely and prolong its life. 

  • How To Prevent A Transmission From Overheating

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    At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA, we know that the key to keeping a transmission reliable and in shape is taking care to prevent an issue in the first place. Here, well explore a condition which has a lot of potential to cause your transmission harm: overheating.

  • How To Protect Your Transmission Investment

    At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA, we know your car, truck, or SUV is far more than just a vehicle. It’s a lifeline...getting you to work, your kids to school, carrying groceries, and taking you anywhere you need to go. It’s also a huge investment, and one worth protecting.
  • How Transmission Leaks are Detected

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    Transmission fluid leaks can often be a pain to track down. If you have a leaky transmission, Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA has some information for you on what you can expect. We’ve repaired countless leaky transmissions, and now we’re here to share some of our knowledge with you.

  • I Don’t Hear My Car Shift, Is There Something Wrong With My Transmission?

    At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA, we understand that there are endless ways a transmission can sound, behave, and feel, depending on what type of car it’s in, what type of transmission it is, and the state of the vehicle’s repair. Sometimes, when people buy a different car, they notice it doesn’t act the same as their last car, which leads them to believe there is a problem.

  • I Don’t Hear My Vehicle Shift, Is There Something Wrong With My Transmission?

    At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA, we understand that there are endless ways a transmission can sound, behave, and feel, depending on what type of vehicle it’s in, what type of transmission it is, and the state of the vehicle’s repair. Sometimes, when people buy a different vehicle, they notice it doesn’t act the same as their last vehicle, which leads them to believe there is a problem.

  • If You Have To Turn The Key More Than Once - You Might Have A Problem

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    At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA, our goal is to help you understand your transmission a little better and keep your car, truck, or SUV reliably on the road. If you ever hit the key and your engine fails to turn over, whether it’s once a month, once a week, or every day, you’ve got the beginnings of an issue worth dealing with.

  • If Your Transmission Doesn’t Have A Dipstick, Do You Still Need To Check The Fluid?

    You’ve noticed an issue with your transmission, or you simply want to make sure the fluid is still at the correct level and looking good. But, you can’t seem to find the dipstick anywhere…what’s the deal? Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia is here to help!

  • Is "Remanufactured" Worth It?

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    What does “remanufactured” mean, and is it something you want? At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA, we strive for great service and a job well done. Part of that is equipping you with the knowledge you need to understand what’s going on when a repair is necessary on your car, truck or SUV. “Remanufactured” is a word that you’ll encounter in the automotive world. Many people perceive that to mean “used”, but that isn’t the case - here’s what you need to know.

  • Is it time for a new transmission?

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    Is your car, truck, or SUV experiencing transmission failure? At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA, we’re here to help. You have a variety of options as to how to handle your failed transmission and knowing your options will help you to make an informed decision.

  • Is Your Car Trying To Tell You Something?

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    Transmission failure rarely happens out of the blue - there’s a good chance a transmission will give you a good amount of warning before kicking the bucket. Here are some things you can watch out for, from Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA.

  • Is Your Car Trying To Tell You Something?

    close up of side of car

    Transmission failure rarely happens out of the blue - there’s a good chance a transmission will give you a good amount of warning before kicking the bucket. Here are some things you can watch out for, from our team here at Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA.

  • Is Your Transmission Shuddering?

    close up of a transmission

    Transmissions may experience an array of issues, some more serious (or annoying) than others. Since transmissions play a vital role in the operation of your vehicle, it's important to know what to look out for. If your transmission is shuddering, here’s some advice from our team here at Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA.

  • JASPER - Good Enough for Racing

    At Ward Service Auto Repair we offer only the best products to our Monrovia, CA drivers, that’s why we are excited to partner with Jasper Engines and Transmissions. JASPER is known for its great transmissions, some of which are even used in NASCAR. The JASPER 4-Speed Transmission is currently being used by seventeen team/driver combinations during the 2020 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The 4-Speed transmission is also being used by ten team/driver combinations for the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series as well.

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