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Transmission Care in FORT WORTH, TX

Transmission Care in FORT WORTH, TX

Do you have any plans around FORT WORTH, TX, for the weekend? Maybe you and some friends are taking the boat up to the lake. Maybe you'll be having a lot of fun water skiing and doing a little fishing.You got the boat all ready. It's all gassed up. You packed lots of snacks and the cooler's stocked – ready to go.How about your tow vehicle? It has plenty of gas and you've even vacuumed it out, but is your auto maintenance up to date?Stop and think. You'll have some heavy traffic on your way out of town. Hilly terrain as you get to the lake. Some dirt roads – and you may have hot weather. And all the time you're going to be towing around a lot of extra weight.That all adds up a lot of severe strain on your engine, brakes and transmission. Your transmission's going to be working overtime, spending more time in lower gears. The internal transmission temperature is going to be much higher than normal. What's a fun little blast to the lake for you is re ... read more

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Hitting the Brakes in FORT WORTH

Hitting the Brakes in FORT WORTH

Safety should always be an element of your vehicle care. So even if you don't care about how your vehicle looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself — and other FORT WORTH drivers — on the road. And good safety starts with good brakes.Brakes need a regular inspection. There are  parts that wear out or wear down, and it's best to replace them before you have serious problems. Of course, if you are having trouble with your brakes, NOW is the time to fix them. If your brake warning light is on, that's a good sign that you need your brakes checked. You can also tell something is wrong with your brakes by the feel of the pedal or unusual sounds while braking. If the brake pedal is low, feels spongy when you press it or is hard to push, that indicates a problem with your brakes. If you hear squealing, grinding or clunking noises when you brake, that can also indicate serious problems. If vibrations accompan ... read more

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Automotive Detective Work in FORT WORTH

Automotive Detective Work in FORT WORTH

There's a reason we use the word “diagnose” when we talk about fixing cars in FORT WORTH. Figuring out what's wrong with your vehicle has a lot of similarities to figuring out what's wrong with someone who is ill. Vehicles are a mass of complex systems that can produce a variety of symptoms when something goes wrong. As with human diagnoses, a specific symptom may be indicative of a number of problems, and figuring out the specific cause takes training and experience.Sometimes the diagnosis of your vehicle's trouble comes down to a matter of trial-and-error. This can be frustrating for FORT WORTH drivers because time and money are on the line. You may feel you should only be paying for repair work. Of course, you only want to pay for the right repair – and a proper diagnosis is part of getting it right. Like at the doctor's office — some of what you pay for is the doctor's time and effort to figur ... read more

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Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, “You've gotta have good brakes. If you've got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.”That's why a regular brake inspection is on every FORT WORTH driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at Multistate Transmissions will check your brake system and let you know if there are any problems.Of course, if you're having trouble with your brakes, get your car into Multistate Transmissions in FORT WORTH right away. Here are some symptoms for FORT WORTH drivers to watch for: Low or spongy brake pedal Hard brake pedal A brake warning light that stays on Constantly squealing or grinding brakes Vibrations or clunking sounds when you apply your brakes If you are experiencing any of these, it's time to get your brakes checked. Talk to your friendly and knowledgeable service advisor at Multistate Transmissions .There are two types of brakes: disc and drum. Disc brakes have a rotor t ... read more

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Brakes

Keeping Your FORT WORTH Air Fresh When Driving With a Clean Cabin Air Filter

Keeping Your FORT WORTH Air Fresh When Driving With a Clean Cabin Air Filter

Pop quiz: What is a cabin air filter? A. A filter for your FORT WORTH house?B. A fresh, piney scent?C. A filter for the passenger compartment of your car? Clever you, it's C.A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment of your vehicle. It filters out common TX air particles like dust, pollen, spores, bacteria, pollutants, exhaust gas, odors and even sparrows.These high tech filters can block particles larger than 3 microns. By contrast, a grain of sand is about 200 microns.Not all FORT WORTH vehicles have cabin air filters. They are fairly new on the scene in TX. Last check, about 40 percent of new vehicles sold in FORT WORTH come with cabin air filters, but the number is growing every year. Cabin air filters make driving a lot more pleasant for people in FORT WORTH. Your vehicle can be a haven during our TX allergy season with very little dust and pollen getting into the cabin. Of course, like all filters, the cabin air filter even ... read more

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Cabin Air Filter

Lease or Buy?

Lease or Buy?

Lease? Or buy? These are the options for FORT WORTH drivers. It's always a tough question for auto owners, but here is some info that'll help you make an informed decision.If you buy, you'll pay the full cost of the vehicle, maybe an initial down payment, monthly payments on the balance that pays down the loan principal, and the finance charge.FORT WORTH drivers who lease finance the portion of the cost of the vehicle that's used up during the term of the lease. You'll pay some money up front: fees, security deposit, first month's payment and maybe a capital reduction. The monthly payments include a depreciation cost and a finance charge. When the lease is up, you return the vehicle to your local FORT WORTH area dealership. So how do FORT WORTH drivers decide?First, how much do you have for a down payment? A lease usually requires a smaller down payment.How much monthly payment can you afford? Again, lease payments will ... read more

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Using Proper Fluids in Your vehicle

Using Proper Fluids in Your vehicle

Today, Multistate Transmissions is writing about the proper fluids for your vehicle. It's become more complicated with changes in automotive design and manufacturing. It's not that people in FORT WORTH are confused as much as they don't realize how much things have changed in recent years. If you have questions about the fluids in your vehicle, please don't hesitate to stop by Multistate Transmissions. You can find us on 3850 HEMPHILL ST in FORT WORTH, TX 76110.Just give us a call at 817-825-8596. Let's take engine oil. Twenty or 30 years ago, there were just a handful of different weights of oil. The weight of an oil is a scientific measure of its properties, particularly its viscosity or thickness.It was common in those days to use a lighter weight oil in the winter when it's cold outside. That way the oil would be able to splash around inside the engine and protect the parts before it was fully warmed up. And a h ... read more

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Fluids

FORT WORTH Tire Repair

FORT WORTH Tire Repair

Most FORT WORTH residents have experienced a flat tire. You know it's inconvenient and a pain. Our tires are important. Keeping them in good working order isn't just a big safety issue for FORT WORTH drivers – it also has a financial impact. With high TX gas prices, we've all heard about the importance of keeping proper tire pressure to save on gas. In addition, proper inflation promotes even tread wear so your tires last longer.  There's another danger with under-inflated tires for FORT WORTH residents. Low tire pressure puts added stress on the structure of the tire itself, causing it to break down prematurely. Also, under-inflated tires generate more heat which also reduces tire life. So get those slow leaks fixed quickly – don't just keep adding air every few days. You want to avoid tire damage. FORT WORTH residents should only hire qualified tire professionals to perform repairs - we have a whole team of them at Multistate T ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Keep Your Tires Well Rounded in FORT WORTH: Tire Rotation and Wheel Balancing at Multistate Transmissions

Keep Your Tires Well Rounded in FORT WORTH: Tire Rotation and Wheel Balancing at Multistate Transmissions

Taking care of our tires is part of vehicle care for FORT WORTH drivers. We know they have to be replaced when they wear out, but tires also require some preventive maintenance. This maintenance will improve and extend the life of the tires, so it's well worth the effort and expense for FORT WORTH drivers to get it done. Tire maintenance includes keeping tires properly inflated, rotating tires and balancing wheels.The recommended tire pressure for a vehicle's tires is printed on a sticker on the inside of the driver's side doorjamb. A lot of engineering goes into calculating the correct pressure, so it's an important number for FORT WORTH vehicle owners to know. Not following this recommendation can throw off the suspension system and can lead to tire damage. Underinflated tires wear out more quickly than properly inflated tires. Vehicles also get better traction and handling on properly inflated tires. Check your tire pressure at least once a week and add air if necessary.Do ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Automotive Tips from Multistate Transmissions: Signs of an Alignment Problem

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. FORT WORTH drivers often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like an accident, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object. While these can certainly take your wheels out of alignment, the bumps and bounces of everyday FORT WORTH driving take their toll on wheel alignment as well. In addition, your vehicle can lose alignment over time with just normal driving. When your wheels are out of alignment, Multistate Transmissions in FORT WORTH can return your wheels to the vehicle manufacturer’s factory settings. Most owner's manuals suggest an alignment check every year or two.  Give us a call.Multistate Transmissions3850 HEMPHILL STFORT WORTH, TX 76110817-825-8596  

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