Usually, when we hear transmission fluid, we think of Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF). The fact is, that manual transmissions require fluid as well. Responsible for lubricating the components of your car’s transmission including: Gears Valves Brake band friction Torque converter ATF is also used in some power assisted steering systems as a hydraulic fluid. Some … Continue reading What is Transmission Fluid? How Often Should VW Transmission Fluid Service be Changed?
An Everett Audi Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) system uses two clutches that shift gears automatically, with the assistance of a computer and input from the driver. A DCT is able to shift gears much faster than a clutch operated manual transmission while affording the driver more control than a fully automatic transmission. This superior design … Continue reading What is an Everett Audi Dual Clutch Transmission?
Ease of operation has made automatic transmission vehicles more popular in America than manual transmission vehicles. Anyone that has ever driven a manual (used to be called “standard”) transmission knows how much fun they are! In either case, it is essential that you follow manufacturer recommendations for transmission service. Although Volkswagen touts their “lifetime” transmission … Continue reading VW Automatic Transmission Service
Even with the end of summer approaching, your Mercedes air conditioner will still be needed for those occasional hot days before the weather cools for the year. Leaks can develop in the hoses over time, and the sooner a leak is located, the less coolant will be released into the atmosphere. The most common detection … Continue reading Mercedes Air Conditioning Repair – Methods of Leak Detection
Just turning up the music is not considered proper muffler repair. Sure, it will partially drown out the noise…for you, anyway – but there are other considerations concerning a leaky muffler. Your best option is to call Mukilteo Muffler Repair to investigate and repair/replace your muffler as indicated. To extend the life of your muffler, specialists advise … Continue reading Is It Time for Volkswagen Muffler Repair?
Connected to the back of the engine, the transmission sends power to the wheels. The transmission is responsible to also maintain the engine’s Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) as determined to be the most efficient for the speed called for by the driver. The RPM’s of the engine are inversely proportionate to the speed of … Continue reading What is an Automatic Transmission?
With the advent of emission control regarding vehicle exhaust came the need to ‘scrub’ environmentally harmful gases before emitting the products of combustion into the atmosphere. Your Catalytic Converter , part of the vehicle’s exhaust system, is designed to either reduce or oxidize (through chemical reaction) the noxious gases using catalysts. Should your “Check Engine” … Continue reading The Inside Story of Your Catalytic Converter: Causes of Catalytic Converter Failure