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Transmission

  • 3 Minutes a Month Can Save Your Transmission

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    When it comes to transmissions, your fluid level is essential. Too much or too little fluid can affect pressure, cooling abilities, and lubrication. In order to best care for your vehicle, it's important to know what to look for, so from our shop here at R.C. Bratcher, Inc here are a few tips. 

  • A Short History of The Automatic Transmission

    Automatic transmissions are the default now - with efficiency approaching or surpassing that of manual transmissions, and automatics with 8 or 10 electronically controlled gears, it’s no surprise they’ve gained so much popularity over the past few decades. But where did it all start? R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, KY has the answers.

  • Are You Experiencing Starter Issues?

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    Starter issues don’t necessarily indicate a bad starter; sometimes a transmission related issue is at fault. If you are experiencing starter difficulties, R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro has the information you need.

  • Are You Facing Shifting Issues?

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    Does your car, truck, or SUV shift at the wrong moment? R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro has the solution. Shift point issues can manifest themselves in two ways; either your car will rapidly shift through several or all the gears at low speed, low rpm, getting to the highest gear before you’ve gained enough momentum, or shifts will be delayed, the transmission refusing to shift until far into the RPM range. 

  • Are You Facing Transmission Problems?

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    Does your car continue trying to move forward after you’ve put it into park? You may have a transmission issue that needs to be addressed. Here’s what you should know, from the experts at R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, KY.

  • Are Your Shift Linkages Improperly Adjusted?

    The gears of a transmission

    If your transmission is acting up, the problem isn’t necessarily with the transmission itself, but with one of the devices or mechanisms attached to it. At R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, we know a lot of people out there just accept when something goes wrong and learn to live with it. Dealing with an inconvenience is better than replacing a transmission, right? Fortunately, many transmission issues are actually simple fixes, and are well worth doing.

  • Checking Transmission Fluid Level, Why It's Important!

    Checking the fluid level on your transmission is fairly easy, but a bit more complicated than checking your oil. Firstly, this only applies to automatic transmissions, and secondly, some modern vehicles don’t have dipsticks or dipstick tubes to check and add transmission fluid. With that in mind, here are some tips from R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, KY in regard to checking your transmission fluid.

  • Choosing the Right Fluid for Your Transmission

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    In life, you learn that more expensive doesn’t always mean better. When it comes to transmission fluid, does it matter? Are name brand fluids better than the cheapest option? R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, KY has the answers.

  • Choosing the Right Repair Shop

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    At R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, KY, we know that the life of a transmission is solely dependent on the quality of repair and maintenance it receives.

  • Clutch Problems are a Big Problem

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    This is a clutch gone completely wrong and something you want to be sure doesn't happen with your vehicle! So how do you ensure you are not having an issue with your clutch when most drivers simply get in and drive? What do you look for? That is a question many of our customers ask us here at R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro and one this driver did not.

  • Common Mistakes That Ruin Transmissions

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    At R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, we see a lot of the same mistakes that cause a transmission to fail. With our help, you can avoid a preventable transmission failure and keep your car reliably on the road.

  • Common Transmission Issues

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    Though transmissions are generally reliable, there are a great number of issues that can develop with one. From R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, KY, here’s a general overview of the types of problems your transmission may develop, all of which we service and repair.

  • Detecting Early Signs Of Transmission Trouble

    Transmissions rarely go out without a warning. Typically it takes a while, during which time there will be observable symptoms. Sometimes it’s an easy fix and sometimes it isn’t, but it’s always better to catch an issue and get it repaired as soon as possible. R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, KY has provided you with a few things to watch out for.

  • Do Transmission Additives Work?

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    At R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, we’re familiar with the many over the counter remedies that promise to cure your car, truck, or SUV of all its transmission woes. But, do any of them actually work, and are they even safe for your transmission?

  • Do You Drive A Manual? Here Is What You Need To Know About Your Clutch Disc!

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    If you drive a car with a manual transmission, you already know you have a clutch. But what exactly is it, and what does it do? At R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, we believe that knowing a little more about your car better prepares you to keep it maintained. Here’s what you should know about your clutch disc.

  • Do You Have a Catalytic Converter Issue?

    catalytic converter

    Regular maintenance checks of your vehicle will help you avoid a catalytic converter that looks like this resulting in large repair costs which is what our team here at R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro want to avoid at all costs! We feel that every customer has a need to know what repairs are in their future and exactly how to budget for them if need be so we check your vehicle thoroughly and keep you informed.

    There are several indicators that your catalytic converter isn't functioning at maximum capacity such as:

  • Does Idling Hurt Your Transmission?

    transmissionPeople idle their vehicles for a variety of reasons - to warm it up on cool days and to keep it cool on warm days. But what does idling mean for your transmission? R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, KY has the answers.
  • Does Your Throwout Bearing Need To Be Replaced?

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    A throw out bearing, sometimes called a thrust bearing, is an essential component of your clutch system. If you drive a car, truck, or SUV that’s equipped with a manual transmission, it’s important to know if your throw out bearing needs to be replaced. Here’s some information on the throw out bearing, from R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro.

  • Does Your Transmission Need an Adjustment?

    automatic transmission adjustment

    For the most part, automatic transmissions are exactly that; automatic. However, there are a couple of components that require adjustment from time to time, to keep your transmission shifting like it should. At R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, our team of expert mechanics knows how to do just that.

  • Does Your Transmission Shudder?

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    Does your transmission shudder when you take off from a stop? R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, KY can fix that for you.

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