Differ-what?: Signs of a Damaged Differential

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

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

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

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

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