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

What is a Differential? Common Reasons it Needs Repair

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

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