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Gear Up: Transmission Service at Multistate Transmissions in FORT WORTH

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Multistate Transmissions in FORT WORTH

The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you have to do the work of shifting gears yourself. But with an automatic transmission, the vehicle shifts gears on its own. It automatically starts out in low gear and automatically shifts to high gears as it gets rolling. Again, it will automatically shift to a lower gear to climb hills or when you need a burst of speed.How does it know when to change gears? Today's automatic transmissions are computer-controlled. The computer gathers information about what the vehicle is doing and changes the gears as needed.Automatic transmissions are becoming more sophisticated all the time. More gears, or “speeds,” are being added. Almost all vehicles have at least four speeds. Five or six is common. Some are even increasing to seve ... read more

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Bouncy Bouncy ? Are My Shocks Bad?

Bouncy Bouncy ? Are My Shocks Bad?

When FORT WORTH drivers think about preventive maintenance, what usually comes to mind is oil, fluids and brakes. We don't generally think about our shocks or struts, but these auto parts keep our tires on the road.FORT WORTH drivers don't think about shocks as often as oil changes because shocks and struts last a long time and wear out slowly. They don't need to be checked as often as our brake pads or air filters. By the time your shocks have 50,000 miles (80,000 kilometers) on them, their performance will have noticeable degraded. If you want to restore the handling and ride designed for your vehicle, try replacing your shocks and struts.Of course, if you drive off-road around FORT WORTH, carry heavy loads, tow a trailer or put in a lot of mileage on poor driving surfaces, your shocks or struts will wear out more quickly. You'll need to replace them more often or upgrade to better shocks.Your suspension system uses springs and shocks to absorb the “shocks&rdquo ... read more

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Shocks & Struts

Your Well Trained Technician at Multistate Transmissions

When your vehicle has a problem or just needs some routine service, you might get a little nervous. Your vehicle's so important to your life in FORT WORTH, you need to get back on the road as soon as possible – with the problem fixed right the first time.If you've ever checked into some of the technician training Multistate Transmissions professionals receive, you may be surprised at how much specialized knowledge and skill goes into diagnosing and repairing a modern car. For example: Today there are four cylinder engines that generate more power than the 1980s-era V-8's. I mean a new V-6 Toyota Camry could beat Sonny Crocket's Ferrari in a race to 60 mph/100 kph. Our engines are more and more powerful and at the same time their fuel economy keeps inching up – even with steep FORT WORTH gas prices. They are also amazingly reliable: Kudos to the automotive engineers. But the advances come at the price of simplicity. The m ... read more

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Safety

Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in FORT WORTH?

Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in FORT WORTH?

There is a clear and vocal demand in FORT WORTH and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the TX market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on FORT WORTH area roads today, and many more being developed. Yet each of these vehicles has its own advantages and disadvantages. FORT WORTH auto owners should learn what these advantages and disadvantages are before running out and purchasing one of these alternative fuel vehicles at your nearest FORT WORTH dealership.FORT WORTH drivers should carefully research the vehicle care before buying an alternative fuel vehicle, as it may or may not coincide with the standards for gasoline vehicles. You should look at costs as well; these vehicles may help save our environment here in FORT WORTH, but that might not represent a savings to your wallet. You'll need to decide what you can afford and what wil ... read more

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Automotive News

New Life for Your Older Car in FORT WORTH

Isn't it amazing how much of our stuff is disposable these days? Clothes, electronics, housewares, furniture.Remember the days when FORT WORTH families mended their clothes, polished their shoes and neatly put away their toys every night? If something was lost or ruined through neglect, your parents just told you to do without, that you should have taken better care of it. They considered the loss a “life lesson.”But today many FORT WORTH drivers tend to neglect one of the more expensive and important purchases we make: our vehicles. Vehicles are a lot more reliable today than back when we polished our shoes, and that reliability can sometimes make us take them for granted. Drivers in FORT WORTH neglect good vehicle care practices and procrastinate when it comes to preventive maintenance. What we're really doing is heading straight for one of those dreaded “life lessons.” Eventually we'll pay for our neglect in repair ... read more

All Lined Up: Wheel Alignment Service at Multistate Transmissions

All Lined Up: Wheel Alignment Service at Multistate Transmissions

When all of your vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Hitting a road hazard or even just the normal bumps and bounces of everyday driving in FORT WORTH can cause your vehicle's wheels to be out of alignment.Driving for an extended time around FORT WORTH when your wheels are out of alignment results in uneven tire wear. This is dangerous … and expensive. Worst case scenario, you have a blowout on a crowded TX highway. It can also cause premature wear to your suspension system, which can be really expensive to repair. At the very least, you may have to replace your tires years too early. The ideal alignment for your vehicle was designed by its engineers. Alignment service at Multistate Transmissions starts with an inspection of the steering and suspension – to see if anything's bent or broken. Then your friendly and knowledgeable Multistate Transmissions technician will look at tire condition.Fro ... read more

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Alignment

Automotive Tips from Multistate Transmissions: Where Should New Tires Be Placed

When FORT WORTH drivers need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control and anti-lock brake systems.If you can’t afford to replace all four tires at once, you should at least replace two on the same axle. New tires should always be put on the rear axle for stability in slippery conditions. Your friendly and professional Multistate Transmissions tire professional can help you know when your worn tires should be replaced, if you can have a damaged tire repaired as well as selecting the right tires for your needs.Give us a call.Multistate Transmissions3850 HEMPHILL STFORT WORTH, TX 7611081

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Tires and Wheels

Battery Replacement at Multistate Transmissions in FORT WORTH

Battery Replacement at Multistate Transmissions in FORT WORTH

Hello, welcome to Multistate Transmissions. Today's focus is batteries. It seems like everything in FORT WORTH runs on batteries. Of course, the batteries we're most concerned with here at Multistate Transmissions are those in our customer's vehicles. Just like the batteries in our smoke detectors or TV remote, they wear out and need to be replaced . This can be thought of as the power output used to start a cold vehicle engine. The number of cold cranking amps you need depends on your vehicle and where you live in TX, specifically how cold it is. (Many FORT WORTH drivers have first-hand experience trying to start their car on a cold winter morning.) The two factors are that the colder your vehicle's engine is, the more power it takes to turn the engine over to get it started. It has all that cold, sluggish oil to contend with.The other factor is that the chemical reaction in the battery that creates electrical energy is less efficient when the temperature d ... read more

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Battery

Fuel Injection Basics for FORT WORTH

Fuel Injection Basics for FORT WORTH

All modern FORT WORTH vehicles come with fuel injection systems, so it's a topic FORT WORTH drivers need to know something about. The mighty fuel injector is a valve that delivers the gas or diesel fuel to the right place, in the right amount at the right timeto be mixed with air and burned in the engine.So how many fuel injectors does your vehicle have? There's one for each cylinder. So four, six or eight for most folks in FORT WORTH, TX. Some vehicles have 10 or 12 cylinders. The engine control computer makes adjustments to the fuel injector as it monitors the engine and other sensors. Fuel injectors are a pretty high-tech.Multistate Transmissions can help FORT WORTH drivers with a fuel injector cleaning service. What's the benefit? In order to work right, the fuel injectors have to deliver the fuel at a precise pressure at a very precise time. It's important that the fuel is sprayed in a particular pattern as determined by the engine design.Over time, va ... read more

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Fuel System

Automotive Tips from Multistate Transmissions: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around FORT WORTH.An old timing belt can lose a “tooth” in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing belt slips – or a broken timing belt – can be disastrous on some engines. In “interference” engines, open valves can get in the way of the piston when the timing belt breaks or slips. When that happens one or more valves can be bent requiring expensive engine repairs.It is important for FORT WORTH drivers to replace their timing belts as recommended in their owner’s manual to avoid unnecessary breakdowns. Ask the team of professionals at Multistate Transmissions in FORT WORTH if it’s time for your timing belt to be replaced. Multistate Transmissions3850 HEMPHILL STFORT WORTH, TX 7611081

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Timing Belt
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