Skip's Tires and Auto Center - How Transmission Maintenance Can Save You Money

May 31st, 2011

You or someone you know has probably needed to have their transmission replaced at one time or another.  Just as it's a good idea to change the oil on your vehicle, it's also smart to have maintenance performed on your transmission by your local auto mechanic.

Here's how paying for transmission maintenance can save you money, especially over the long haul.

Maintenance Extends the Life of Your Transmission

Transmission maintenance is going to keep your transmission running better for a longer period of time.  This is because the maintenance will prevent seals and gaskets from becoming rigid.  When these parts become distorted—a result of their hardening—they can end the life of your transmission.

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Skip's Tires and Auto Center - Want to Know More About Your Car and Tires? Here are 5 More Resources to Boost Your Knowledge

May 31st, 2011

Our recent blog posts have had information on getting new shocks and maintaining your transmission.  If you’re looking for more information on these topics, then check out these great resources. 

  • If you need to know when to replace your shocks or struts, this CNN page may be a valuable resource because they address the function of your shocks. 
  • Driving a car that is very poorly maintained isn't a good idea for several reasons, one of which is the danger involved. discusses the dangers of poorly maintained vehicles. 
  • Transmission service may seem unnecessary in the short-term, but it can pay off in the long-run, as ...[more]
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Skips Tires & Auto Center - Signs It's Time to Replace Your Shocks

May 31st, 2011

Your cars shocks help you have a stable, comfortable, and safe ride.  When they wear out, there are several negative consequences on your ability to control your car and your overall comfort will decrease driving.  

Here are a few signs that you may need new shocks: 

You experience rough turns.

If each right or left turn you take is a challenge when they were once smooth, you may need new shocks.  This swaying or “rolling” is a sign your shocks aren't supporting the weight of your car while you get around town and it could be dangerous

Your vehicle moves forward after stopping.

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