Transmission

  • Upgrading your transmission on a classic.

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    Are you considering upgrading to a better transmission on your classic? Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, SC can help.  If you drive something old, there’s a good chance it has fewer gears than you’d like. With all the 6 and 8 speed transmissions on the road today, it’s hard to imagine that just a few decades ago we were getting by with just 2 or 3 gears. These days, there are some simple swap options - here are some things for you to consider.

  • Used Engines and Transmissions - Are They Worth the Risk?

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    Nobody wants to put an engine or transmission in their car. However, when that time comes, it’s important to make an informed decision - here are some things to consider when installing a used engine or transmission, from Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, SC.

  • Vehicle Making Weird Noises? Check Your Transmission!

    It can be very alarming to hear unusual sounds coming from your vehicle. If you are hearing any humming, whining, or even clunking noises emitting from under your vehicle, it is most likely a transmission issue. Luckily, these noises can help you pinpoint what issue you may be having with your transmission. Some of these issues are minor and can be easily taken care of, but some of them are much more major and may require special attention and service. Read on to see just what your transmission problem may be.

  • Warning Signs of a Failing Transmission

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    At Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, SC, our goal is to keep your car, truck, or SUV on the road. The best way to prevent a huge problem is to pay attention to the small ones and get issues taken care of before they leave you stranded. As you know, small problems can lead to big problems and if you're not careful you could miss the signs and your transmission could fail you. 

  • What Causes Transmission Failure?

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    At Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, our priority is keeping your transmission shifting smooth and running strong for years to come. While proper maintenance, driving habits, and a myriad of other conditions affect the life and reliability of a transmission, there are also ways to increase the overall efficiency of your unit, even above stock performance.

  • What Do Synchronizers Do?

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    At Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, our mechanics have diagnosed and repaired every transmission problem in the book. We’d like to pass some of our knowledge along to you, in order to help you understand your transmission a little better. Here, we discuss the synchronizers in your manual transmission, and how to know if one of yours is faulty.

  • What Does My Transmission Do?

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    At Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, SC, transmissions are our specialty. We know exactly how they work and exactly how to maintain and repair one. You know you have a transmission, and you know it’s important, but what does it actually do? Here’s the simple answer to a complicated question.

  • What Does The “Tow” Button On Your Truck Do?

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    At Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, we know an important part of your ability to care for your transmission lies in your knowledge about how it works. Here is some information on the tow button, if your car, truck, or SUV is equipped with one.

  • What is a Carrier Bearing?

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    At Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, our goal is to keep your car, truck, or SUV shifting and riding as smoothly as it did the day it rolled off the lot. A big part of that is the mounting hardware that keeps the moving parts in your drivetrain running smooth.

  • What Is a CVT?

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    Over the past decade, vehicles with CVTs, or Continuously Variable Transmissions, seem to have taken over the market. While many people have different opinions on CVT transmissions, what are they, and how do they work? Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston has a simple explanation for you.

  • What Is a Shifter Bushing?

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    Sometimes your car, truck, or SUV stops performing quite like it used to. At Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, we can fix that. A simple but common issue on vehicles equipped with a manual transmission is shifter bushing issues. Your shifter has a bushing on the end of it, where it connects to the actual transmission. Its purpose is to provide tight, smooth shifting. 

  • What is a Transmission Control Module

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    At Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, we understand the importance of keeping up with and understanding the latest in automotive technology. Gone are the days when fluids and vacuum lines were all that controlled the function of your engine and transmission, and we’ve moved into an era where computer control reigns supreme.

  • What is that clicking sound?

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    Do you hear a funny clicking sound when you turn the wheels of your vehicle? It could be your car or truck's CV or Drive Axle, and it may be in need of repair. Safety is the number one priority for our customers here at Mark's Super Service Center, and it is our goal to keep your vehicle running smoothly. Driving around with a damaged CV Joint or Drive Axle problem can be extremely dangerous. The axle is a structural component that bears the weight of the vehicle, any cargo, and the acceleration forces between you and the ground. It is so important to have your vehicle inspected regularly by a trained automotive repair professional here at Mark's Super Service Center to ensure its safety.

  • What It Means When Your “Transmission Slips”

    You’ve heard the term “slipping transmission” before, and you know it’s nothing good. What exactly does a transmission slip feel like, and how much of a problem is it if your transmission is slipping? At Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, SC, our expert technicians have diagnosed and repaired every type of transmission issue in the book. Here’s a short explanation of transmission slippage, and what action you should take to get rid of it.

  • What kind of condition is your fluid in, and what does that mean for your transmission?

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    The condition of your transmission fluid can tell you a lot about the condition of the transmission itself. At Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, SC, we want to help you be aware of what to look for and what we look for when servicing your transmission. 

  • What Makes Up a Transmission - Hydraulic Components

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    Hydraulic power has a lot to do with how your transmission operates. There are some basic hydraulic components that keep your transmission running smoothly.

  • What Makes Up Your Drivetrain?

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    Your drivetrain is where most of the process of moving your vehicle occurs. The drivetrain includes all the parts powered by the engine to turn the wheels, including the transmission, axles, or driveshafts that combine efforts to propel your car forward (or backward, when you’re in reverse.) At Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, SC, our drivetrain specialists are well equipped to keep your car, truck, or SUV reliably on the road and running smoothly along.

  • What To Consider When Choosing A New Transmission?

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    At Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, SC, a big part of our job is helping you make decisions that are right for you, your car, truck, or SUV. When it comes to replacing a transmission there are a lot of options out there, and we’re here to help you make the right choice. Our technicians can help you decide based on your budget, vehicle, and lifestyle. We're here to get your car going again and earn your business in the future.

  • What To Do About Transmission Leaks

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    Leaky transmissions can be a pain. Not only do they make a mess on the underside of your car, and in your driveway, but the transmission fluid is expensive and inconvenient to deal with. At from Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, SC we want you to be an informed driver so here’s some information about where transmission leaks start, and how to end them.

  • What To Do About Transmission Leaks

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    Leaky transmissions can be a pain. Not only do they make a mess on the underside of your car, and in your driveway, but the transmission fluid is expensive and inconvenient to deal with. At from Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, SC we want you to be an informed driver so here’s some information about where transmission leaks start, and how to end them.

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