Van Meter Auto Repair | Mantua, NJ - Transmission

Bad Transmission? Fix It or Sell It?

close up of a transmission in a car

So, you’ve determined your transmission is bad. What next? Choosing what to do can be overwhelming, and you need someone you can trust to help you decide what work needs to be done. Van Meter Auto Repair in Mantua, NJ is here to help you make the right decision when it comes to your transmission. There are a few things to consider when your transmission goes out. You might feel inclined to just get a new car, but should you? 

Cheap Parts Don’t Cut It and Warranties Matter

car parts At Van Meter Auto Repair in Mantua, NJ, we’re in the business of quality. Quality work, quality parts, and quality service keep a business going. Here is a quick rundown on why it’s important to install components that will perform reliably, and keep you taken care of in the event that they don’t.

Everything you need to know about transmission sensors!

Diagnostic Tablet on engine transmission sensor

Our Mantua drivers have been experiencing issues with their transmissions and there are a few things that we here at Van Meter Auto Repair feel are important to know so that you are more comfortable and confident if you are, indeed experiencing a transmission problem of any kind. First, if you drive a vehicle manufactured in the past few decades, there’s a good chance your transmission has a variety of sensors attached to it which monitors all kinds of things - fluid pressure, vehicle speed, temperature, air intake at the engine, and so on.  The first thing to check is your Transmission Sensor, which is a much more affordable fix than replacing your transmission!

External Components - Making Your Manual Transmission Work

gear shift on a vehicle

There are many parts and systems outside of the car’s transmission that is equally as important as the parts and systems inside the transmission. Without them, the transmission won’t do much. There’s no way to transfer power from the engine to the shafts, disengage it to shift the gears, or power the differential without them. Just in case you need us, at Van Meter Auto Repair in Mantua, NJ, we can help keep your transmission in top shape, but here’s what you need to know.

How Do I Fix My Manual Transmission Problem?

mechanic working on car

Manual transmissions are generally more reliable than automatic transmissions. They don’t have as many parts, aren’t as complex, and can take a lot more abuse. However, if an issue is allowed to persist, more and more damage to surrounding components on your manual transmission will occur. Van Meter Auto Repair in Mantua, NJ can help you take care of your car as soon as you notice a problem.

JASPER - Good Enough for Racing

At Van Meter Auto Repair we offer only the best products to our Mantua, NJ drivers, that’s why we are excited to partner with Jasper Engines and Transmissions. JASPER is known for their great transmissions, some of which are even used in NASCAR. The JASPER 4-Speed Transmission is currently being used by seventeen team/driver combinations during the 2020 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The 4-Speed transmission is also being used by ten team/driver combinations for the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series as well.

JASPER has Expanded the Availability of the GM 6T70/6T75 Transmissions

GM 6T70

Jasper Engines and Transmissions is proud to announce their expanded availability of the remanufactures GM 6T70/6T75 FWD and AWD transmissions. These 6-speed transmissions are electronically controlled and are available for a variety of late-model GM vehicles. This expanded transmission line is now available for the 2013-2017 Enclave, Acadia, Traverse (3.6L FWD & AWD), Terrain, and Equinox (3.6L FWD); 2013 Equinox (3.6L AWD); 2013-2014 Terrain (3.6L AWD); 2013-2015 SRX (3.6L AWD), 2013-2016 XTS (3.6L FWD) and the 2014-2016 Impalas and Lacrosse (3.6L FWD).

JASPER Offers a Remanufactured Ford 6R140 Transmission

6R140 Transmission

Jasper Engines and Transmissions is proud to announce their expanded availability of the remanufactured Ford 6R140 RWD and 4WD transmissions. These 6-speed transmissions are electronically-controlled and are available for a variety of vehicles. This expanded transmission line is available for the 2015-2019 6R140 F250, F350 6.2L, and F350 6.7L (RWD & 4WD).

Keep Your Replacement Transmission Running Smoothly

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Once your transmission has been replaced and you’re shifting smoothly once more, you’ll probably want to keep it running smoothly. Here are some tips from Van Meter Auto Repair in Mantua, NJ to help keep you reliably on the road.

Make that transmission last, it's simple!

Transmission Cut to show you the inside of it

Nothing works if your transmission doesn't work!  Simply put you are going nowhere without it and it is the one thing that both car and truck drivers alike never think twice about until it really acts up or they have no power or simply don't move forward.  Most of us have a newer car or truck with an automatic transmission in it vs. a standard transmission so do not notice that it is slipping gears until the problem is really serious so the question is how do you get the most out of your transmission?  The obvious answer is to take care of your transmission with scheduled service per your owner's manual recommendation but we have put together a simple checklist for our Mantua drivers to help them become "transmission aware" as it were.

Manual Transmissions Do What?

hand on the shifter of a car

Just because manual transmissions aren’t as common these days as they used to be, there are still many out there, and at Van Meter Auto Repair in Mantua, NJ, our certified technicians know how to keep them running at their best.

New Transmission or New Car - Exploring ALL The Options

Transmission

So, you’ve determined your transmission is bad. What next? Van Meter Auto Repair in Mantua, NJ is here to help.

There are a few things to consider when your transmission goes out. You might feel inclined to just get a new car...but should you? Here are some factors to think about.

Out With the Old, In With the New or Used - Transmission Replacement Options

Transmission

At Van Meter Auto Repair in Mantua, NJ, a big part of our job is helping you make decisions that are right for you, and your car, truck or SUV. When it comes to replacing a transmission there are a lot of options out there; we’re here to help you make the right choice.

Putting My Manual Transmission Together

mechanic working on car

Once you know what's in your transmission, and what’s connected to it, it’s much easier to understand how it works. Let's take a look at how it all comes together. At Van Meter Auto Repair in Mantua, NJ, we want to make sure you know how your car works so you can keep it in great condition.

Quality Work is as Important as a Quality Product

transmission repair

At Van Meter Auto Repair in Mantua, NJ, we pride ourselves on specialty knowledge and ability. Once you’ve settled on a transmission to invest in, it’s important not to cut corners on the homestretch. We’ve got you covered here and you can expect top quality repairs for your top quality product.

Simple Steps to Save Fleet Downtime - Tranmission!

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Our fleet truck customers do not need to spend valuable time in the shop with transmission issues due that could have been avoided by servicing their fleet vehicles based on their owner's manual recommendations!  Especially if it is simply changing a clogged filter, changing fluids or clutch issues!  Our transmission technicians here at Van Meter Auto Repair in Mantua believe that service = saving high repair bills!   Therefore, we believe in a proactive approach!

Taking Care of Your 4WD

Jeep in the woods

Four-wheel and all-wheel drive vehicles are becoming very popular. While they have some practical advantages they do require different maintenance techniques. Your vehicle has to be ready to take on the challenges of your driving style or terrain in the area and in order to keep those service bills down and avoid any costly repairs it's important to be pro-active. Here is everything you need to know about your four-wheel-drive truck as well as some of the things our technicians at Van Meter Auto Repair in Mantua, NJ check every time you visit our shop to ensure we take care of any issue you might have.

The Ins and Outs of Your Transmission

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Automatic transmissions aren’t easily understood outside of specialists like those at Van Meter Auto Repair in Mantua, NJ. While it would be impossible to teach you enough to make you a transmission expert in a series of articles, what we can do is give you the fundamental knowledge you need to have a good idea of what your transmission is doing, and how it works.

Transmission Slips Could Slide You Right Off The Road

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 Van Meter Auto Repair in Mantua, NJ, 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.

Transmissions - the key to better fuel economy

automatic transmission

There have been a lot of technological advancements, and breakthroughs in efficiency to make modern cars, trucks, and SUVs so much more fuel-efficient than their counterparts. While engine design certainly plays a huge role, automatic transmissions have come a long way as well, contributing greatly to the gas mileage of your vehicle. From Van Meter Auto Repair in Mantua, NJ, here are some ways transmissions have changed to meet the demands of fuel efficiency.

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