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5 Questions to Ask a Mechanic Before a Transmission Rebuild

Ask a Mechanic These 5 Questions Before a Transmission Rebuild Shopping around for the best transmission rebuild mechanic? Read on, you savvy shopper. We’ve got some helpful tips and questions to ask mechanics before you sign on the dotted line and agree to the terms of a transmission rebuild quote.  We have shops across the greater Houston, Texas area in Katy, Kingwood, Montgomery, Northwest Houston, and West Houston near Copperfield in Bear Creek. 1. Are [...]


Truck Drivers & Delivery Workers: Our Unsung Heroes Amid Coronavirus

If anyone had tried to warn us about the far-reaching effects of the global pandemic just three months ago, we would have laughed it off. Nobody is laughing now. Yet in the darkness of social isolation and economic uncertainty, tens of thousands of truckers, delivery drivers, and distribution workers are working around the clock. These truck drivers, warehouse workers, and grocery store workers are our heroes. Working long hours, many without protective gear, to fulfill [...]


What is Included in an Auto Tune-Up?

What is Included in an Auto Tune-Up? Your car needs to have regular maintenance to run at its best, and that's why you should have regular auto tune-ups. All of the components, from the spark plugs to the transmission, need routine TLC to ensure they are giving you the best possible performance. When it’s time for your tune-up, what type of service can your mechanic to perform at the appointment? Here’s a closer look at [...]


New Transmission Coming for 2020 Hyundai Elantra

New Transmission Coming for 2020 Hyundai Elantra The Hyundai Elantra is a vehicle known for scandals. In 2016, the automaker was forced to pay $41.2 million to 33 states after making falsified claims of a 40-mpg fuel rating in 2012. This led to several years of modest fuel economy claims as the automaker tried to come back from this negative publicity. With the 2020 Hyundai Elantra, the automaker made a major shift as it strives [...]


Signs of a Bad Transmission Control Module & TCM Replacement Cost

Signs of a Bad Transmission Control Module TCMs and Replacement Cost Any signs of a bad transmission control module warrant a trip to your local mechanic. Your vehicle’s transmission control module (TCM) is like a tiny computer. It has the important job of interpreting electrical sensor output of components in an engine with an automatic transmission.  The TCM processor helps understand various signals transmitted by the drivetrain’s engine control module (ECM), and outputs signals to [...]


Cars That Still Provide a Manual Transmission

In today’s auto industry, it is understandable that many people feel the manual transmission has gone by the wayside. After all, the vast majority of the cars today rely on an automatic transmission which many people believe is both easier and convenient. On the other hand, there is nothing that compares to the exhilaration and adrenaline of the manual transmission. The ability to meticulously control the speed of the car and the sound of the [...]

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