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Bad Transmission? Fix It or Sell It?

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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. Holmes Auto Repair in Fort Walton Beach, FL 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 Holmes Auto Repair in Fort Walton Beach, FL, 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!

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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 - Good Enough for Racing

At Holmes Auto Repair we offer only the best products to our Fort Walton Beach, FL 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 Holmes Auto Repair in Fort Walton Beach, FL to help keep you reliably on the road.

Keeping Track of Maintenance - Why It’s So Important

mechanic working on car Keeping track of maintenance done on your fleet vehicles and commercial trucks is one of the most important aspects of fleet management. At Holmes Auto Repair in Fort Walton Beach, FL, we track maintenance and repairs for a number of reasons. Here’s why:

Let's Get to The Basics of Your Transmission

The hydraulic system in your transmission is responsible for telling the mechanical components what to do, and when to do it. In order to better understand how your transmission works, it’s important to understand the mechanical components of it.

Looking for a transmission upgrade on a classic?

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Are you considering upgrading to a better transmission on your classic? Holmes Auto Repair in Fort Walton Beach, FL can help.

If you drive something old, there’s a good chance it has fewer gears than you’d like. With all the 6 and 8 speed transmissions on the road today, it’s hard to imagine that just a few decades ago we were getting by with just 2 or 3 gears. These days, there are some simple swap options - here are some things for you to consider.

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

Transmission

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.

Putting My Manual Transmission Together

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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 Holmes Auto Repair in Fort Walton Beach, FL, 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

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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.

Safe Mode - is your transmission shot?

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Most modern transmissions have a “limp mode” or “safe mode” that they may default to if an error is detected. What does it mean if your transmission has entered safe mode, and where do you go from there? Holmes Auto Repair in Fort Walton Beach, FL has the answers you need.

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!

Taking Care of Your 4WD

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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 Holmes Auto Repair in Fort Walton Beach, FL check every time you visit our shop to ensure we take care of any issue you might have.

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