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 Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, VA.
There comes a time in the life of every fleet vehicle or commercial truck when you have to decide - is it time to retire that truck or van, or should you put the money into fixing it? At Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, VA, we’re here to help.
Though transmissions are generally reliable, there are a great number of issues that can develop with one. From Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, VA, here’s a general overview of the types of problems your transmission may develop, all of which we service and repair.
At Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, VA, we know the key to making your vehicle last; good maintenance. An overwhelming percentage of the problems we see, especially the really catastrophic ones, are a result of poor maintenance. While properly maintaining a vehicle can seem like a bit of a hassle, it is absolutely worth the payoff. Good maintenance is the only difference between a car that lasts 80,000 miles and a car that lasts 400,000 miles. Preventative maintenance and repair when a problem occurs are your two concerns, and both will keep your car on the road far longer if observed properly.
If you operate a fleet or commercial trucks, you’re no stranger to the check engine light. There are probably vehicles in your fleet right now that have a warning light or two illuminated on the dash. What do they mean, and how do you make them go away? Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, VA has the answers.
Everyone from mechanics, to your uncle that works on cars, has at some point given you advice concerning engine oil. The fact of the matter is that while we are familiar with words like “synthetic” and “oil weight,” many people don’t know exactly what the terminology means, or why common knowledge about oil exists in the form that it does. At Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, VA, we keep things clear and simple. The more you know about your vehicle, the better equipped you are to keep it maintained, and we know a thing or two about vehicles. We have compiled a short list of common myths for you, most of which you’ve heard, but maybe never second guessed.
While transmissions are extremely complicated and it takes a professional hand to work on one, taking care of the one you have isn’t difficult. At Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, VA, we understand the importance of caring for your transmission properly, so that it stays in good condition for as long as possible.