Transmission

  • Riding the clutch will cost you $$$$

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    It is inevitable that the sun will rise and set each day - so too is the inevitability of clutch wear if you drive a vehicle with a manual transmission. Unlike the sun, however, you have a lot of control over how fast that wear occurs. Here’s some information on riding the clutch, and why you should stop doing it!

    What is “riding the clutch”? - Let’s start by defining exactly what we’re talking about here. “Riding the clutch” is one of many phrases in automotive slang, which circumnavigates the explanation of something sort of complicated. Any time your clutch pedal hangs out in the purgatory between fully depressed and fully released, except for the purposes of shifting or acceleration, you’re riding the clutch. Avoid using the clutch pedal to manage speed as much as possible. If you’re sitting at a stoplight or a stop sign, you might catch yourself letting the clutch out halfway to keep the car at a standstill instead of using the brake, or taking advantage of the clutch to drive slowly.

  • Taking Care of Your Transmission While Towing

    Your vehicle 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:

  • Taking Care of Your Transmission While Towing

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    Your vehicle 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:

  • Taking Proper Care of Your Transmission

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    While transmissions are extremely complicated and it takes a professional hand to work on one, taking care of the one you have isn’t difficult. At Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, SC, we understand the importance of caring for your transmission properly, so that it stays in good condition for as long as possible.

  • The Basics of Your Transmission

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    The hydraulic system in your transmission is responsible for telling the mechanical components what to do, and when to do it. In order to better understand how your transmission works, it’s important to understand the mechanical components of it.

  • The Manual Transmission - What’s it Made of?

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    Manual transmissions aren’t necessarily simple, but they’re much easier to understand in concept than their automatic counterparts. You’re probably aware there are gears in manual transmissions - but there’s a little more to it than that. Here are some of the major components you’ll find in a manual transmission.

    Shafts - There are three main shafts inside a manual transmission. There’s an input shaft where engine power is transferred via the clutch, and that drives the layshaft, also known as the countershaft. The countershaft has different sized gears to achieve various gear ratios. Corresponding gears on the countershaft connect to the output shaft. The output shaft is connected to the driveshaft, which powers the differential. 

  • The Sound of a Failing Transmission

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    While your transmission can certainly fail silently, there are certain sounds which indicate you have an issue. The sooner you catch a transmission problem the better, so Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, SC wants you to know what to listen for.

  • Tips For Purchasing A Transmission

    If you’re reading this, you probably not excited to be here; the time has come for a new transmission. Fortunately, we at Mark's Super Service Center are here to offer you solutions, and let you know that it’s not all bad. Replacing a tired and worn transmission will truly bring your car back to life, and you’ll probably be glad you did it.

  • Top 5 Transmission Tips

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    At Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, transmissions are our game, and taking care of them is at the top of our list of priorities. Here are 5 things you can do to take care of your transmission, from the pros:

  • Trained Technicians for Your Transmission

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    For all your transmission repair and maintenance needs, trust the specialists with the knowledge and ability necessary to keep your car, truck, or SUV reliably on the road. At Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, SC, we prioritize quality over everything. A huge aspect of that goal is keeping up with the technology of the modern era.

  • Transmission Issues

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    Though transmissions are generally reliable, there are a great number of issues that can develop with one. From Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, SC, here’s a general overview of the types of problems your transmission may develop, all of which we service and repair.

  • Transmission Mount, is Yours Bad?

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    At Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, we like to provide customers with sound advice, to help them diagnose and understand issues they might experience with their car, truck, or SUV. Often, a small problem can cause a lot of headaches and frustration but knowing what you’re dealing with goes a long way towards getting an issue taken care of.

  • Transmission Problems

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    Transmission slippage can be caused by a variety of factors that are sometimes difficult to pin down. From Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, SC, here’s a rundown of the more common issues that may cause a transmission to slip.

    Worn/Burnt Clutches - Your truck’s transmission is packed with clutches that allow it to engage or disengage. If they’ve become worn or damaged, they won’t work properly, and your transmission will slip. Typically, there are other issues at hand that result in damaged clutches, and the clutches themselves require the entire transmission to be broken down in order for them to be replaced. Most of the time, a rebuild or replacement will be in order.

  • Transmission Problems are Slippery Business

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    Transmission slippage can be caused by a variety of factors that are sometimes difficult to pin down. From Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, SC, here’s a rundown of the more common issues that may cause a transmission to slip. Our highly trained technicians are ready to get you going with a top transmission.

  • Transmission Problems are Slippery Business

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    Transmission slippage can be caused by a variety of factors that are sometimes difficult to pin down. From Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, SC, here’s a rundown of the more common issues that may cause a transmission to slip. Our highly trained technicians are ready to get you going with a top transmission.

  • Transmission Problems are Slippery Business

    transmission

    Transmission slippage can be caused by a variety of factors which are sometimes difficult to pin down. From Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, SC, here’s a rundown of the more common issues that may cause a transmission to slip.

  • Transmission Repair Done Right

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    At Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, SC, we understand the intricacy and complexity of your transmission. That’s why we always treat it with the same attention to detail as the engineers that designed it, no matter what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive.

  • Transmission Slips - What Does it Mean?

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    You’ve likely encountered someone talking about their car or truck transmission "slipping”. What does that mean, why does it do it, and where do you go from here? At Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, SC, our trained staff has the answers to get you safely back on the road. Transmission slippage is certainly one of the most dreaded issues you face as the owner of a car or truck’s and there are some indicators that let you know that something is wrong.

  • Trouble Shifting? Sounds Like Transmission Issues!

    Your transmission suddenly isn’t shifting right. So what’s wrong with it? Do you need your transmission rebuilt? Good question. Unfortunately, the answer is: No one knows. At least, not yet. To find out what’s causing your transmission problem, a technician is going to have to perform a series of tests. Basically, these tests are designed to answer the simple question: “Is it inside or outside?” That is, is the problem inside the transmission, or in one of the many control systems that operate the transmission?

  • Trouble Shifting? You May Need Fluid/Gear Oil!

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    Manual transmissions require far less maintenance than automatics. However, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t need a fluid check from time to time. Here’s what you should know about checking and adding fluid to your manual transmission, from Mark's Super Service Center in North Charleston, SC.

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