1. Importance of Maintaining Your Transmission Fluid

    It’s hard to picture your car running without a transmission. Your transmission is one of the essential aspects of your car’s engine, an essential aspect of your car’s ability to run. Your transmission can either be automatic or manual. The transmission is to ensure that the car is given the right amount of power so wheels can be driven at a desired, given speed. A manual transmission, in simple terms, is a similar process to shifting gears on your bike. You adjust the gear shifter, and the transmission reflects that adjustment. An automatic transmission automatically knows that you are …Read More

  2. Time For A New Transmission? – Part 2

    In our last blog post we found it fitting to bring up transmission repair and the inevitable fact that sometimes the repairs that need to be taken care of are beyond repair and require replacement. While the overall replacement is expensive, it’s inevitably necessary for you to replace your transmission in order for your car to run. At Kearny Mesa Automotive and Transmission, we have a team of specialists that can help you determine whether or not it’s time for you to get a replacement transmission. In our last blog post we covered a few of the signs that are good cues to needing a new tra…Read More

  3. Time For A New Transmission?

    Transmission repairs are costly, in fact they’re one of the more expensive repairs that you could have to make with your car. While they are rather pricey, they’re also necessary. If you’ve been experiencing problems with your transmission or have tried to repair these issues on your own, and have not seen any results, chances are that it’s time for a new transmission. At Kearny Mesa Automotive and Transmission, we have a team of transmission repair specialists that are knowledgeable and experienced with transmission repairs and replacements. When asked how to know whether or not it’…Read More

  4. Signs of a Troubled Transmission

    Many car owners’ worst fear is their vehicle’s transmission slipping. It can be a costly repair that should only be completed by transmission repair specialists, such as those here at Kearny Mesa Automotive. Because catching the fail before it happens is better than catching it too late, our transmission repair specialists have prepared today’s blog to provide readers with the information they need: Signs of a failing transmission. Signs Your Car’s Transmission Needs TLC Fluid Leaks Fluid leaks are an obvious sign that your car’s transmission needs to have a transmission repair speci…Read More

  5. Are Your Prepared For An Emergency?

    No matter how long you’ve been driving the roads in Kearny Mesa, an emergency might happen. Whether your car’s transmission is in need of a repair or you’ve endured a flat tire, the following items may be of assistance when you end up on the side of the road for hours. Extra Batteries When you’re stuck for hours at a time, you may be in need of extra power. Power from batteries should help you keep your phone charged so that you can call for help. Another item you should think about keeping is a flashlight. In this case, you’ll definitely need some extra energy stored to keep it lit.…Read More

  6. Oil Myths Debunked Continued..

    If you’ve been following our fun and informative blog series, then you are already aware that giving your car regular oil changes can be very healthy for your car, and that there are many ‘facts’ about engine oil that are down right wrong! We’re going to give you the final myths on engine oil, so that you can feel more confident the next time you get your oil changed with our car repair and transmission specialists in Kearny Mesa. Oil Myths Adding additives to your engine oil will make your car’s performance better! This couldn’t be farther from the truth, mainly because the oil th…Read More

  7. Bad Transmission Signs 101

    If you’ve been following the past few blog posts, then you are already aware of what the first six signs are that your transmission is starting to go. If you still need more signs to confirm that what your intuition is telling you is correct, then keep reading. You’ll find out the final signs that your transmission needs a visit with our repair shop in Kearny Mesa below. Is your Service Engine Soon light on? If you’ve noticed that this little light on your dashboard has appeared, then you need to take your car to the nearest auto shop to get a reading of what this is being triggered by.…Read More

  8. Starting To Slip?

    In our previous blog, we started to give you what you would expect to experience, smell or hear if your transmission is taking a turn for the worst. If you still aren’t convinced that you need to come in and visit with our transmission specialist in Kearny Mesa, then the continuance of these signs will help you decide otherwise. Here are additional signs that your transmission is about to throw in the towel for good. Starting to slip? When you put your car in gear, does it stay in gear, or does it seem to always slip out of place? Your automobile should be staying in gear until you shift, an…Read More