Transmission

  • How often does a transmission need to be repaired?

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    Whether you’ve never had any trouble out of your transmission, or you are all too familiar with transmission issues, you may wonder how often a transmission requires repair. In truth, it really just depends. There are hundreds of different transmissions, some more reliable than others, with different levels of stress demanded of them. Age, mileage, type, and usage are all aspects of the transmission condition.

  • How Often Should you Change the Gear Oil in a Manual Transmission?

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    You know how often to change your engine oil; but what about the gear oil in your standard shift transmission? Here’s a short guide, from Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston.

  • How Often Should you Change the Gear Oil?

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    You know how often to change your engine oil; but what about the gear oil in your standard shift transmission? Here’s a short guide, from Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston.  Unless you’re lucky enough to own a car with a transmission dipstick, inspecting the gear oil in a manual transmission is a lot more inconvenient than doing so with an automatic, or checking your engine oil. The car must be jacked up, supported, and the oil checked from underneath. As a result, you may just want to change it when the time is right. But how do you know when that time comes?

  • How Stop and Go Traffic Affects Your Transmission

    At Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, SC, transmissions are our specialty. That means knowing how they work, how they wear out, what wears them out, and how to fix it. In this article, we’ll explore the way stop and go traffic affects your transmission.

  • How To Avoid Transmission Failure

    At Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, SC, we know that hearing you need a new transmission is a dreaded affair. Here’s some advice from the transmission experts on how to prevent that day from coming.

  • How To Know If Your Synchronizers Are Faulty.

    At Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, SC, 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.

  • How to Make Your Clutch Last Longer

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    If you drive a vehicle with a manual transmission, you know that clutch replacement can be an expensive and time-consuming job. Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston has some tips to keep your clutch replacements as infrequent as possible.

  • How To Protect Your Transmission Investment

    At Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, SC, we know your car, truck, or SUV is far more than just a vehicle. It’s a lifeline...getting you to work, your kids to school, carrying groceries, and taking you anywhere you need to go. It’s also a huge investment, and one worth protecting.
  • How To Protect Your Transmission When Towed

    If your vehicle breaks down and you have to be towed make sure you are aware of proper steps to protect your vehicle's transmission. The vehicle’s configuration determines how it should be properly towed to avoid transmission damage. Specifically, it matters if your vehicle is front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive and whether it’s an automatic or a manual. From the professionals at Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, SC, here’s how to tow your vehicle:

  • How Transmission Leaks are Detected

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    Transmission fluid leaks can often be a pain to track down. If you have a leaky transmission, Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, SC has some information for you on what you can expect. We’ve repaired countless leaky transmissions, and now we’re here to share some of our knowledge with you.

  • How Your Driving Habits Affect Your Transmission

    Transmissions, while generally durable, can be highly complicated devices. For this reason, they are also expensive to replace, and maintaining one will save you a lot of headache and money in the future. This article from Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, SC discusses how your driving habits affect your transmission. While automatic transmissions are by far the most common, there are still a considerable number of manual transmissions on the road, so this article covers both.

  • I don’t hear my car shift, is there something wrong with my transmission?

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    At Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, we understand that there are endless ways a transmission can sound, behave, and feel, depending on what type of car it’s in, what type of transmission it is, and the state of the vehicle’s repair. Sometimes, when people buy a different car, they notice it doesn’t act the same as their last car, which leads them to believe there is a problem.

  • I Don’t Hear My Car Shift, Is There Something Wrong With My Transmission?

    At Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, SC, we understand that there are endless ways a transmission can sound, behave, and feel, depending on what type of car it’s in, what type of transmission it is, and the state of the vehicle’s repair. Sometimes, when people buy a different car, they notice it doesn’t act the same as their last car, which leads them to believe there is a problem.

  • I Don’t Hear My Vehicle Shift, Is There Something Wrong With My Transmission?

    At Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, SC, we understand that there are endless ways a transmission can sound, behave, and feel, depending on what type of vehicle it’s in, what type of transmission it is, and the state of the vehicle’s repair. Sometimes, when people buy a different vehicle, they notice it doesn’t act the same as their last vehicle, which leads them to believe there is a problem.

  • If You Have To Turn The Key More Than Once - You Might Have A Problem

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    At Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, SC, our goal is to help you understand your transmission a little better and keep your car, truck, or SUV reliably on the road. If you ever hit the key and your engine fails to turn over, whether it’s once a month, once a week, or every day, you’ve got the beginnings of an issue worth dealing with.

  • If Your Transmission Doesn’t Have A Dipstick, Do You Still Need To Check The Fluid?

    You’ve noticed an issue with your transmission, or you simply want to make sure the fluid is still at the correct level and looking good. But, you can’t seem to find the dipstick anywhere…what’s the deal? Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston is here to help!

  • Is "Remanufactured" Worth It?

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    What does “remanufactured” mean, and is it something you want? At Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, SC, we strive for great service and a job well done. Part of that is equipping you with the knowledge you need to understand what’s going on when a repair is necessary on your car, truck or SUV. “Remanufactured” is a word that you’ll encounter in the automotive world. Many people perceive that to mean “used”, but that isn’t the case - here’s what you need to know.

  • Is it Okay to Shift an Automatic Transmission While the Vehicle is Still in Motion?

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    At Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, we believe that in order to take care of your car, truck, or SUV properly, you need to know how it works. Today we’re attempting to answer an age-old debate; is it ok to shift from reverse to drive before coming to a complete stop?

  • Is it okay to shift into park before stopping?

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    The key to maintaining a healthy transmission is understanding how it works. Here’s the rundown on shifting your car, truck, or SUV into park before it stops, from the professional technicians at Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston.

  • Is it time for a new transmission?

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    Is your car, truck, or SUV experiencing transmission failure? At Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, SC, we’re here to help. You have a variety of options as to how to handle your failed transmission and knowing your options will help you to make an informed decision.

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