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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 [...]


Recently Released New Transmission Technology from Hyundai

Hyundai Active Shift Control Hybrid Transmission It's not often that completely new transmission technology is released; however, Hyundai may have done just that. Hyundai has been exploring hybrids recently with a number of different models including the Hyundai Ioniq and the Hyundai Sonata but their transmissions have come under fire in the past. One of the hardest parts of putting together a hybrid system is the efficiency of the entire system. If the car can find a way [...]


Ford Focus and Fiesta Owners Having Problems Getting Expanded Warranty Transmission Repairs

Ford Refusing Transmission Warranty Repair Owners of Ford's Focus and Fiesta models have been fighting not only with faulty transmissions, but the automaker's refusal to repair them under a warranty or recall program. These owners have fought for years to get the repairs, reports the Detroit Free Press, and for a while, they thought the company would finally make things right. Instead, it turned out that Ford was only willing to do the fixes [...]

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