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Happy 4th Of July From St. George Transmission

Happy 4th Of July From St. George Transmission

The 4th of July is a time to celebrate our nation’s independence with family, friends, and festivities. As we come together to enjoy fireworks, barbecues, and road trips, it's essential to ensure your vehicle is ready for the journey. At St. George Transmission, we’re here to help you have a fun and safe Independence Day! Here are some tips to keep your car in top shape and make the most of this patriotic holiday. 1. Prep Your Car for Road Trips Planning a road trip to visit family or explore the great outdoors? Before you hit the road, make sure your car is ready for the journey: Check Fluids: Ensure all fluids, including oil, coolant, and windshield washer fluid, are at the proper levels. Inspect Tires: Check the tire pressure and tread depth. Properly inflated and well-maintained tires are crucial for safety and fuel efficiency. Test Your Battery: Hot summer temperatures can take a toll on your ... read more

The Basics, What is a Transmission

The Basics, What is a Transmission

A vehicle's transmission is an essential component that plays a crucial role in transferring power from the engine to the wheels. The transmission's primary function is to provide the right amount of torque and power to the wheels to ensure smooth and efficient vehicle operation.   A transmission consists of several key components, including gears, shafts, bearings, and other parts that work together to transmit power from the engine to the wheels. The gears in the transmission are responsible for changing the gear ratio between the engine and the wheels, allowing the vehicle to operate at different speeds and power levels.   There are two primary types of transmissions: manual and automatic. In a manual transmission, the driver is responsible for shifting gears by using a clutch pedal and gearshift lever. The clutch pedal disengages the engine from the transmission, allowing the driver to shift gears manually.   In contrast, an automatic transmission uses a hydr ... read more

Chevy Transmissions - 6L80

Chevy Transmissions - 6L80

The 6L80e and 6L90e are popular automatic transmissions used in many GM vehicles, including trucks, SUVs, and some performance vehicles. While these transmissions offer several benefits, such as improved fuel efficiency and smoother shifting, there are some common issues that owners may experience. Here's what you need to know about the most common 6L80e and 6L90e transmission issues.   One of the most common issues with these transmissions is hard shifting, which can occur during gear changes. This can happen when the transmission is cold, and the fluid has not yet warmed up, or it can happen when there is a problem with the transmission control module or shift solenoids. In some cases, the issue may be resolved with a software update, while in other cases, the transmission may require a rebuild or replacement.   Another common issue with the 6L80e and 6L90e is transmission slipping, which occurs when the transmission fails to engage or disengage properly. This can cause ... read more

The Importance of a Pre-Purchase Inspection: Don't Let the Car of Your Dreams Turn Into a Nightmare

The Importance of a Pre-Purchase Inspection: Don't Let the Car of Your Dreams Turn Into a Nightmare

After countless hours of searching, you’ve done it–you’ve found the car of your dreams. It looks great from the outside and the owner assures you that it has a clean history and minimal issues. You can practically see yourself cruising the highway on an epic road trip. But before you sign on the dotted line, there is one step you shouldn’t skip: the pre-purchase inspection. Most of us haven’t even considered this to be a crucial part of the car-buying process, but here is why it is an absolute must-have when buying a used car:   1. Peace of Mind Let's start with the obvious: peace of mind. A pre-purchase inspection conducted by a qualified mechanic can provide invaluable reassurance that you're making a sound investment. It's your chance to uncover any hidden issues or red flags that could turn your dream car into a nightmare on wheels.   2. Unbiased Assessment Sure, the seller might assure you th ... read more

Clutches: The Powerhouse of the Automatic Transmission

Clutches: The Powerhouse of the Automatic Transmission

Just as mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell, your car's clutches are the powerhouse of the automatic transmission. These seemingly small components play a pivotal role in ensuring that your driving experience is smooth and seamless, even if you've never given much thought to how your car shifts gears. Picture this: your car's automatic transmission is like a well-orchestrated symphony, with each component playing its part to keep things running smoothly. At the heart of this symphony are the clutches – small yet mighty devices that are responsible for transferring power from the engine to the transmission and ultimately to the wheels. So, how do these clutches work their magic? Imagine two plates coming together, one connected to the engine and the other to the transmission. When these plates engage, they create a solid connection, allowing power to flow from the engine to the transmission, propelling your car forward with each shift. Unlike manual transmis ... read more