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Transmission - GC Automotive & Performance | Jamesburg and Marlboro Township, NJ

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 GC Automotive & Performance here are a few tips. 

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. GC Automotive & Performance in Jamesburg & Marlboro Township, NJ 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 GC Automotive & Performance in Jamesburg & Marlboro Township, NJ, 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 GC Automotive & Performance in Jamesburg & Marlboro Township, NJ, 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.

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 GC Automotive & Performance in Jamesburg & Marlboro Township, NJ, here’s a general overview of the types of problems your transmission may develop, all of which we service and repair.

Everything you need to know about transmission sensors!

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Our Jamesburg & Marlboro Township drivers have been experiencing issues with their transmissions and there are a few things that we here at GC Automotive & Performance feel are important to know so that you are more comfortable and confident if you are, indeed experiencing a transmission problem of any kind. First, if you drive a vehicle manufactured in the past few decades, there’s a good chance your transmission has a variety of sensors attached to it which monitors all kinds of things - fluid pressure, vehicle speed, temperature, air intake at the engine, and so on.  The first thing to check is your Transmission Sensor, which is a much more affordable fix than replacing your transmission!

External Components - Making Your Manual Transmission Work

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There are many parts and systems outside of the car’s transmission that is equally as important as the parts and systems inside the transmission. Without them, the transmission won’t do much. There’s no way to transfer power from the engine to the shafts, disengage it to shift the gears, or power the differential without them. Just in case you need us, at GC Automotive & Performance in Jamesburg & Marlboro Township, NJ, we can help keep your transmission in top shape, but here’s what you need to know.

Hints Your Transmission Is Failing

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At GC Automotive & Performance in Jamesburg & Marlboro Township, NJ, we know that transmissions are witchcraft to most people. More often than not, if major damage has occurred, it’s a lot more time and cost-effective to just replace the entire unit and get a fresh start. Our trained technicians at GC Automotive & Performance want to keep you informed so you are aware of what to look out for.

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 GC Automotive & Performance in Jamesburg & Marlboro Township, NJ, our goal is to educate you about your vehicle so that you can drive it safely and prolong its life. 

How can you tell if your transmission is slipping?

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A slipping transmission is never a good thing. What causes it, what forms does it take, and how do you know if yours is slipping? From GC Automotive & Performance in Jamesburg & Marlboro Township, NJ, here’s what you need to know.

How Do I Choose A New Transmission?

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At GC Automotive & Performance in Jamesburg & Marlboro Township, NJ, a big part of our job is helping you make decisions that are right for you, your car, truck or SUV. When it comes to replacing a transmission there are a lot of options out there, and we’re here to help you make the right choice. Our technicians can help you decide based on your budget, vehicle and lifestyle. We're here to get your car going again and earn your business in the future.

How Do I Fix My Manual Transmission Problem?

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Manual transmissions are generally more reliable than automatic transmissions. They don’t have as many parts, aren’t as complex, and can take a lot more abuse. However, if an issue is allowed to persist, more and more damage to surrounding components on your manual transmission will occur. GC Automotive & Performance in Jamesburg & Marlboro Township, NJ can help you take care of your car as soon as you notice a problem.

How Do I Keep My Transmission In Top Shape?

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Transmissions are complex pieces of equipment. Systems and components rely heavily on one another, and everything needs to be in working order for proper function. When one thing fails, there’s a snowball effect, and malfunctions and damages begin to occur. What can you do to make sure you keep it working? At GC Automotive & Performance in Jamesburg & Marlboro Township, NJ, we want to help when you need it, but we also want to teach you how to maintain your vehicle on your own. Good maintenance is the single largest contributing factor to how long your transmission will last and how well it will continue to work. Here are a few key points on maintenance from the GC Automotive & Performance technicians.

Hydraulic Basics To Keep You Running

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The operation of your transmission depends on your hydraulics. Even if that sounds like a foreign language to you, at GC Automotive & Performance in Jamesburg & Marlboro Township, NJ, we speak the automotive language. We want you to understand what we're talking about, so here are the basics of the hydraulic functions behind your transmission.

Identifying driveway spots: how to determine what is leaking under your car

If you drive a vehicle with more than a few miles on it, there’s a good chance you’ve noticed an occasional drip underneath it that leaves spots wherever you park. Identifying what is leaking from your car will help you determine whether or not it’s a cause for concern, and what to do about it.

There are seven liquids a car can possibly drip: oil, gas, brake fluid, transmission fluid, gear oil, water, and coolant. How do you tell the difference? This article aims to help your know-how.

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

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At GC Automotive & Performance in Jamesburg & Marlboro Township, NJ, 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.

Is a Stall Converter Your Next Step?

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Do you have a performance car, truck, or SUV that you’re looking to upgrade? A stall converter might be your next step; from GC Automotive & Performance in Jamesburg & Marlboro Township, NJ, 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 GC Automotive & Performance in Jamesburg & Marlboro Township, NJ, 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 That Shaking a Driveshaft Issue?

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Whatever type of truck you run in your fleet, they all have a driveshaft that connects the transmission to the differential, transferring power to the wheels. At GC Automotive & Performance in Jamesburg & Marlboro Township, NJ, we specialize in diesel truck and fleet vehicle maintenance and repair, including precision driveshaft care.

Is Your Transmission Shifting Erratically?

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At GC Automotive & Performance in Jamesburg & Marlboro Township, NJ, we know how troublesome it can be to pinpoint a transmission issue and get it fixed. That’s why it’s a good idea to consult us, the experts, for all your transmission needs. We want to help you get on the road safely and quickly.

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