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5 Common Causes of Transmission Delayed Engagement

A car’s transmission is meant to channel the power generated by the engine to the vehicle’s wheels. Also, it must switch gears quickly based on your input at the transmission stick. When it takes too long to respond to your input, that’s called ‘delayed engagement’. Delayed engagement is when the transmission takes too long to … Read more

Car Has A Sticky Transmission? What’s The Cause And How To Fix It?

Whether you drive a manual or an automatic, a car’s transmission is one of the most critical systems onboard. You can quickly tell when there’s a transmission problem just by feel. For example, you’ll know the transmission is problematic when it feels sticky shifting gears. A sticky transmission is caused by the system’s low or … Read more

How To Troubleshoot Honda Accord Transmission Problems?

The transmission in your Honda Accord plays a crucial role in the car’s performance. So, you must troubleshoot and resolve any transmission problems quickly before they worsen. First, identify the issues affecting your Honda Accord transmission. You can do that by using onboard diagnostics to check for fault codes or by looking for symptoms. Those … Read more

What Are The Differences Between The Powertrain, Drivetrain And Driveline?

Many terms in the automotive world can be pretty confusing, especially when they overlap with each other. A perfect example of that is the trio of terms ‘powertrain’, ‘drivetrain’, and ‘driveline’. But what do they mean, and what are their differences? The powertrain refers to your car’s parts that generate power and enable it to … Read more

Transmission Fluid Leak When Parked

Modern cars depend on several different fluids to function correctly, and each fluid has a risk of leaking out of its reservoir. Unfortunately, a transmission fluid leak can potentially be more dangerous than any other leaking fluid. Here’s why. When your transmission fluid leaks out of your parked car, the reservoir’s fluid levels are low. … Read more

Service AdvanceTrac Warning Light

Although some check engine lights are self-explanatory, Ford’s service AdvanceTrac warning is unique to the brand and relates to a range of possible problems. If your vehicle suddenly issues this light, it indicates that one aspect of the complex AdvanceTrac system has failed. To figure out the exact issue, you’ll have to take your vehicle … Read more