Vehicle Maintenance

  • The ABS Light - why is it on, and what should you do?

    abs light on dash lit up

    Have you ever noticed your dashboard ABS icon lit up? If you have it means there is an issue that needs to be diagnosed, ABS issues don’t need to be ignored long. The anti-lock braking system, or ABS, is an important feature on every modern car, truck, or SUV. It has been legally mandated since 2013 in the US but was standard on almost every vehicle even prior to that. Here’s what you need to know to make sure your ABS system doesn’t fail, from Flagstaff Transmission Specialists in Flagstaff, AZ.

  • The Components in Your Car Door

    car door

    No matter what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive, old or new, it probably has doors. Those doors are heavy, and they see a lot of use. Naturally, from time to time, parts wear out. If your door doesn’t function as well as it should, here’s why, courtesy of Flagstaff Transmission Specialists in Flagstaff.

  • The Importance of a Clean Vehicle

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    Keeping the interior of your car, truck, or SUV clean and in good shape is an important part of making your vehicle last. Flagstaff Transmission Specialists in Flagstaff has some tips on keeping your car clean inside, and why keeping it clean matters.

  • The Importance of Brake Bleeding

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    If you’ve ever been in an emergency braking situation, you’re probably all too aware that the brakes are the most important safety system on your vehicle. And like many other systems in a vehicle, the brakes need regular upkeep to continue functioning properly. One way to preserve the integrity of the braking system is through brake bleeding, and while it may not be as well known as certain services like oil changes, it is a key maintenance item for a vehicle.

  • The Importance of Maintaining Your Battery

    battery diagnostics being ran on a car battery by a mechanic

    Your vehicle's radio and headlights, plus a slew of other important functions, are powered by an electrical current generated by your vehicle’s engine. A vital part of generating electricity is having a place to store it while it’s not being used, which is where a car battery comes into play. The battery holds electrical energy while a car is off in order to help the engine turn over and create a spark to start internal combustion. Without a working battery, your car will not be able to start. If you perform proper maintenance, however, an average car battery can start your car reliably for roughly four years.

  • The Importance of Routine Maintenance

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    At Flagstaff Transmission Specialists in Flagstaff, we know that keeping up with required maintenance schedules is the difference between a truck that lasts a few years and a truck that stays strong for decades.

  • The value of oil changes

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    At Flagstaff Transmission Specialists in Flagstaff, AZ, we know that over the past decade, depending on what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive, it may seem like oil changes have gotten more expensive, and there are more options from synthetic to standard 10w/30 oil.  What kind is best for your vehicle and is the higher price worth the cost? 

  • The weight of a key ring, and how it affects you

    driving the car

    You’ve known someone at some point that has a seemingly impossible amount of keys, keychains, and other accessories hanging from their key ring. You might even be guilty of that yourself. At [BUSINESS_ NAME] in Flagstaff, AZ, we’ve seen our fair share of these loaded down car keys, and also the damage it can cause. Here’s what you need to know.

  • Time to Replace Your Diesel Engine? Let's Explore Your Options

    diesel

    Whether you drive a Chevy, Dodge, or Ford diesel truck, there are a variety of options out there for a replacement engine. Depending on your truck's worth, it may depend on the type of engine and the amount of money you want to put into it. You can purchase a used, rebuilt, remanufactured, or even new diesel engine to replace your old. At Flagstaff Transmission Specialists in Flagstaff, AZ, we’re here to help you choose the right one. 

  • Tips for Better Gas Mileage

    fuel gauge on a vehicle

    Your gas mileage mostly depends on what kind of car you drive; engine displacement and vehicle weight are the largest determining factors on gas mileage, and there’s not much you can do to change either of those. That doesn’t mean attempting to improve your fuel economy is a completely hopeless endeavor, however. With these tips from Flagstaff Transmission Specialists in Flagstaff, AZ, you might be surprised how much your fuel mileage can be improved.

  • Tips for Improving the Longevity of Your Clutch

    Car clutch

    At Flagstaff Transmission Specialists in Flagstaff, AZ, we’ve witnessed our fair share of burnt out and broken clutches. While clutch failure is an inevitability, there are a variety of ways to make sure yours lasts as long as possible.

  • Tips To Taking Care Of Your Vehicle

    Car Lifted

    At Flagstaff Transmission Specialists in Flagstaff, we know that the first and most important step toward keeping your car, truck, or SUV reliably on the road, is knowing how to properly care for it. Here are a few tips on how to keep your vehicle in shape.

  • Top 3 Signs Your Brakes Are Done

    car braking

    Judging by the number of near-rear-endings we witness on our morning commutes, the typical attitude toward brake maintenance appears to be, “Brakes: Don’t let them stop you!” This puzzles us because monitoring your braking system’s health is one of the most straightforward aspects of car ownership. You do have to know what to look for, though, or rather, what to listen and feel for. So let us, uh, break it down for you. Here are the top three signs that your brakes need fixing.

  • Top Questions to Ask A Mechanic, When Routine Services Are Being Preformed

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    A good technician will give your car a quick inspection whenever you have maintenance performed. Fluid levels, tire condition, dashboard lights, and a variety of other items typically are briefly explored whenever you bring your vehicle in for maintenance. At Flagstaff Transmission Specialists in Flagstaff, we're good at noticing things that need repair, but the fact of the matter is that only you know your car. You know when your car feels off when its been serviced last (or that it hasn't been serviced at all,) and have at least some vague idea of what’s going on with your vehicle day to day. Here are some questions you can ask us next time you come by the shop;

  • Top Questions to Ask About Routine Service

    Vehicle Rack in a shop

    Fluid levels, tire condition, dashboard lights, and a variety of other items typically are briefly explored whenever you bring your vehicle in for maintenance here at Flagstaff Transmission Specialists in Flagstaff, AZ, where we are good at noticing things that need repair, but the fact of the matter is that only you know your car. You know when your car feels off when it's been serviced last (or that it hasn't been serviced at all,) and have at least some vague idea of what’s going on with your vehicle day to day. Here are some questions you can ask us next time you come by the shop;

  • Travelling this weekend? Get Ready

    kids traveling in the car

    Travelling can be difficult, and traveling can be fun. The difference usually comes down to how much preparation you do in advance, and how many unplanned obstacles you meet along the way. A great way to avoid setbacks, mishaps, and stressful situations is to make sure your car, truck, or SUV is ready to hit the road. Here are some important points to check before travelling, from Flagstaff Transmission Specialists in Flagstaff, AZ.

  • Using Your Jumper Cables

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    At some point or another, it’ll happen to you. You leave your headlights on, your battery finally fails, or for some other reason, you don’t have enough juice to start your car. Don’t call a tow truck just yet, though...Flagstaff Transmission Specialists in Flagstaff has the info you need to properly jump-start your car.

  • Valve Adjustment are an essential part for keeping your car running

    Valves on car

    In the realm of performance engines, valve adjustments are an essential part of keeping your car running its best. When you add customization to the mix, valve timing becomes even more critical, and it’s important the technician adjusting them really knows their stuff. At Flagstaff Transmission Specialists in Flagstaff, AZ, we’ve got you covered.

  • Want reliable performance?

    vehicle with dash queues on it

    If you drive a performance or luxury vehicle, you know that your precision engineered equipment demands precision tuning. At Flagstaff Transmission Specialists in Flagstaff, AZ, we specialize in high-end imports and performance vehicles and keep them up to par.

  • Warning - Your Transmission May Be Failing

    Transmission

    At Flagstaff Transmission Specialists in Flagstaff, AZ, we know that transmissions are witchcraft to most people. More often than not, if major damage has occurred, it’s a lot more time and cost effective to just replace the entire unit and get a fresh start. Here’s what to look out for, from Flagstaff Transmission Specialists in Flagstaff, AZ.

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  • 24-Hour Dropoff
  • Towing
  • Acdelco
  • ASE
  • Auto Zone
  • B&W Trailer Hitches
  • BG Products
  • Bosch Automotive
  • Cummins Diesel
  • Customer Savings
  • Duramax Diesel
  • FASS
  • Flowmaster
  • Ford Power Stroke Diesel
  • Intoxalock Button
  • LMC Truck
  • Magnaflow
  • MACS
  • Motorcraft Parts
  • NAPA AutoCare Center
  • Pet Friendly
  • Radiator
  • Reese Hitches
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  • Valvoline
  • 24 Month Warranty
  • Welding
  • Wifi Available
  • Woman Owned

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