What’s the Advantage of a Transmission Rebuild?

February 23rd, 2023 by

Aren’t Options Wonderful? Aren’t options great? Would you like vanilla ice cream or chocolate? Do you want to wear a blue t-shirt or red? And more importantly, should you opt for a lesser repair, transmission rebuild, or transmission replacement? There are options in transmission repair shops, too, but it’s wise to select a facility with

Differ-what?: Signs of a Damaged Differential

November 23rd, 2022 by

What’s a Differential? When you turn your steering wheel, you expect your automobile to move in your desired direction. In modern cars, that’s certainly a reasonable expectation, but do you know why? A big contributor to that turning freedom and flexibility is the differential. This component is part of the drivetrain (a system that connects

Flush It: The Transmission, That Is

August 23rd, 2022 by

What’s the Difference? While most drivers know their vehicles rely upon transmissions to apply the power so that the auto can move at the appropriate speed, not everyone understands related shop terms. At L&R Transmissions in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, we’re glad to help you learn a little more about transmission work, and we perform all

Hydraulic Hose Repair: Know Your Hoses

May 23rd, 2022 by

Hydraulic Hose 101: A Quick Course If you operate vehicles and equipment that work using hydraulics, you already know the importance of fluid under pressure that courses through hoses. What you might not know, however, are the specifics of the hoses. They’re designed for their purposes, so they’re both tough and flexible. Depending on the

Service Needed on Your Vehicle’s Driveshaft

March 23rd, 2022 by

WHAT IS THE DRIVESHAFT? The driveshaft is a very important part of the vehicle’s drivetrain, transmitting torque from the transmission to the final drive or the wheels. The driveshaft must be secure yet adjustable, able to maintain its structural integrity through various movements in the suspension. Since all driveshafts are not constructed in the same

Torque Converter Explained

December 17th, 2021 by

WHAT IS A TORQUE CONVERTOR? If you’re enjoying the convenience of an automatic transmission vehicle, you can thank the torque convertor for making that possible. The torque convertor operates like the clutch for a manual transmission, only it’s in an automatic transmission. It’s a fluid coupling that sits between the engine and the transmission. It

What is a Differential? Common Reasons it Needs Repair

September 14th, 2021 by

NEED A DIFFERENTIAL REPAIR? What’s that? The differential is the component that allows your vehicle’s wheels to turn at the appropriate speeds. Contrary to popular belief, all the wheels on your vehicle are not operating equally. In most vehicles, one pair of wheels is powered while the other pair is not, unless your vehicle is

Topic Hydraulic Hose Inspections – What to Look For

June 7th, 2021 by

HYDRAULIC HOSE INSPECTIONS You’ve heard that old saying: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” right? Well it holds true for your hydraulic hose maintenance for your vehicle’s transmission. Fully functioning hydraulic hoses are vital to a variety of transmission-related features on all makes and models of vehicles. To keep the drivetrain

The Most Common Transmission Repairs

February 4th, 2021 by

Most of us take our vehicle’s transmission for granted.  We put the car in gear, press the accelerator, and we expect to go–now.  But if your transmission is giving trouble, you become painfully aware of the problem–quickly.  You can’t go very far with a transmission that’s on the fritz, so transmission trouble may incite a

Transmission Flush

December 17th, 2020 by

Flush It! If your vehicle’s transmission is out of order, you’re not going to get very far.  Ignoring it will only complicate the problem, but you’re not sure what to do, and you fear the cost of repair.  If you’re driving a high mileage car or your gears are giving you grief, try flushing it.