Common Vehicle Occurences

When the weather outside is frightful, you sometimes notice our car is having multiple issues you don’t have in the warmer weather. Below is a list of some things that you may find happening during the winter months and colder weather. Losing Tire Pressure As the weather cools off, your tires will lose air pressure more rapidly. Due to the air inside the tires contracting in colder weather, your tires will become underinflated. You must regularly check the air pressure in your tires during the winter months as driving on underinflated tires can cause uneven and unsafe wear on the tires over time. Underinflation does not provide better traction on slick roads, so check your tire pressure once a week to stay prepared. Due to tires being made of rubber, the material will harden during winter months which can cause tread and gripping problems if you are using an all-season tire. To prevent this from occurring, it is recommended that you change to a winter tire during ... read more

Quoting Rebuilt Transmissions in Knoxville, TN

"Can you give me a quote on a rebuilt transmission?" Unfortunately, there's no simple answer to this question. Without having the transmission out of the vehicle and dismantled, accurately quoting a transmission rebuild is next to impossible. A transmission can have anywhere from 300 to 500 parts, depending on the year, make, and model of the vehicle. We definitely wish we had x-ray vision to see which of those parts are broken. Fortunately, even without x-ray vision, we can help you! All we ask is to spend about 30 minutes with us. During this time, we will perform a free road test and a free computer diagnostic scan. These two diagnostic steps will help us determine what issue(s) the vehicle has. These steps help us verify the issue instead of attempting to diagnose the problem over the phone. An inaccurate diagnosis could cause frustrations for you as a customer spending unnecessary time and money. You can rely on us as the experts in diagnosing your transmission an ... read more

Transmission Services in Knoxville, TN

A question we often are asked is, “Do you perform transmission services?” Well, what is a transmission service? A transmission service is normally performed on a vehicle periodically, kind of like an oil change. During a transmission service, the transmission pan is dropped, and the fluid is drained. Then, a new transmission filter and new fluid are added to the transmission. There is also a transmission flush. A flush consists of draining the fluid from the transmission pan, torque converter, and cooler lines and replacing it with new transmission fluid. When do you perform a transmission service? Manufacturers typically recommend a transmission service be done every 20,000 to 50,000 miles. Regular transmission services can prolong the life of your transmission. Fresh fluid allows the transmission to run cooler and protects the transmission from corrosion and wear. Anytime we receive a call for a transmission service o ... read more


If you know your way around a car’s engine, then you’re better prepared than most drivers. For the average car owner, going to a mechanic is a stressful, often paranoia-inducing experience. And when a mechanic tells you that you need a thousand dollars of transmission work… many people are tempted to get a second opinion. But while some car repair shops will tack on extra services and transmission work that you don’t really need, the truth is that a bad transmission is an absolute disaster waiting to happen. Simply put, a transmission transmits your car’s engine to its wheels. When you change gears, your transmission changes the amount of output torque and speed applied to the motor shaft. Without a working transmission, your car isn’t going anywhere. So how do you choose a car repair shop that won’t rip you off? According to the Federal Trade Commission’s official consumer advice for car service and transmission repair, you shou ... read more


If you return to the parking lot to find a puddle of fluid seemingly leaking from your vehicle, it’s not necessarily a cause for terrible panic. There are several things that could be going on with your car that’s causing fluid leakage, not all of them necessarily the sign of a failing transmission — or even a cause for immediate car repair at all. One of the easiest ways to determine what’s leaking out of your car is the color of the liquid. That might be hard to tell on a paved surface, so try to lift some using a piece of paper or catch it dripping with a cup. Then use this color guide to figure out what might be the problem. Green: A bright green liquid means leaking coolant or antifreeze. While it’s not an immediate threat to the functioning of your car, it is worth getting fixed — the stuff is highly toxic to wandering animals. Clear: On a hot day when you’re running the air conditioner, water ... read more