Transmission - Holmes Auto Repair | Fort Walton Beach, FL

Everything you need to know about transmission sensors!

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Our Fort Walton Beach drivers have been experiencing issues with their transmissions and there are a few things that we here at Holmes 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!

How Do I Fix My Manual Transmission Problem?

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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. Holmes Auto Repair in Fort Walton Beach, FL can help you take care of your car as soon as you notice a problem.

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 Holmes Auto Repair in Fort Walton Beach, FL to help keep you reliably on the road.

Make that transmission last, it's simple!

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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 Fort Walton Beach drivers to help them become "transmission aware" as it were.

Manual Transmissions Do What?

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

New Transmission or New Car - Exploring ALL The Options

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So, you’ve determined your transmission is bad. What next? Holmes Auto Repair in Fort Walton Beach, FL 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.

Quality Work is as Important as a Quality Product

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At Holmes Auto Repair in Fort Walton Beach, FL, 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 Holmes Auto Repair in Fort Walton Beach believe that service = saving high repair bills!   Therefore, we believe in a proactive approach!

The Ins and Outs of Your Transmission

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Automatic transmissions aren’t easily understood outside of specialists like those at Holmes Auto Repair in Fort Walton Beach, FL. 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.

Warning - Your Transmission May Be Failing

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At Holmes Auto Repair in Fort Walton Beach, FL, we know that transmissions are witchcraft to most people. More often than not, if major damage has occurred, it’s a lot more time and cost effective to just replace the entire unit and get a fresh start. Here’s what to look out for, from Holmes Auto Repair in Fort Walton Beach, FL.

What are u-joints, and how can you diagnose a bad one?

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U-joints are a small, simple component - in fact, they have changed much since the very first automobiles. However, on any vehicle with a driveshaft, its ability to move depends entirely on the u-joint being there. You’ll often hear “maybe it’s the u-joints” as a solution offered for problems with a vehicle - but what are they, what do they do, and how do you know if yours is bad? Holmes Auto Repair in Fort Walton Beach, FL has the answers.

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