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Transmission

  • 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? Frank May Garage in Akron, OH has the answers.

  • Are You Facing Shifting Issues?

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    Does your car, truck, or SUV shift at the wrong moment? Frank May Garage in Akron 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. 

  • 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? Frank May Garage in Akron, OH has the answers.

  • 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 Frank May Garage in Akron and one this driver did not.

  • 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. Frank May Garage in Akron, OH has provided you with a few things to watch out for.

  • How To Prevent A Transmission From Overheating

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    At Frank May Garage in Akron, OH, we know that the key to keeping a transmission reliable and in shape is taking care to prevent an issue in the first place. Here, well explore a condition which has a lot of potential to cause your transmission harm: overheating.

  • How Transmission Leaks are Detected

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    Transmission fluid leaks can often be a pain to track down. If you have a leaky transmission, Frank May Garage in Akron, OH has some information for you on what you can expect. We’ve repaired countless leaky transmissions, and now we’re here to share some of our knowledge with you.

  • Is "Remanufactured" Worth It?

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    What does “remanufactured” mean, and is it something you want? At Frank May Garage in Akron, OH, we strive for great service and a job well done. Part of that is equipping you with the knowledge you need to understand what’s going on when a repair is necessary on your car, truck or SUV. “Remanufactured” is a word that you’ll encounter in the automotive world. Many people perceive that to mean “used”, but that isn’t the case - here’s what you need to know.

  • Is Your Car Trying To Tell You Something?

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    Transmission failure rarely happens out of the blue - there’s a good chance a transmission will give you a good amount of warning before kicking the bucket. Here are some things you can watch out for, from Frank May Garage in Akron, OH.

  • Is Your Car Trying To Tell You Something?

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    Transmission failure rarely happens out of the blue - there’s a good chance a transmission will give you a good amount of warning before kicking the bucket. Here are some things you can watch out for, from our team here at Frank May Garage in Akron, OH.

  • Is Your Transmission Shuddering?

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    Transmissions may experience an array of issues, some more serious (or annoying) than others. Since transmissions play a vital role in the operation of your vehicle, it's important to know what to look out for. If your transmission is shuddering, here’s some advice from our team here at Frank May Garage in Akron, OH.

  • JASPER - Good Enough for Racing

    At Frank May Garage we offer only the best products to our Akron, OH drivers, that’s why we are excited to partner with Jasper Engines and Transmissions. JASPER is known for its 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 4-Speed Transmissions Used by Drivers in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2022

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    JASPER Engines and Transmissions is pleased to announce that the JASPER 4-Speed Transmission is being used by 28 team/driver combinations in the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series season.

    This is an exciting leap as the same transmission was used by 12 team/driver combinations in the series in 2021. These team/driver combinations accounted for 19 wins, 84 top-five finishes, and 147 top-ten finishes for the 2021 season.

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

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    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).

  • JASPER Transmissions Used in Racing

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    Here at Frank May Garage , we take pride in our work and that’s why we choose only the best of products for our customers. We already have faith in Jasper Engines and Transmissions because of the products they provide and the warranty that backs them up, but this latest news justifies our choice even more. There are thirty NASCAR® team/driver combinations in 2021 that are using the JASPER 4-Speed Transmission. Of those thirty team/driver combinations, eighteen are being used for the NASCAR® Cup Series and twelve are being used for the NASCAR® Xfinity Series.

  • Know When to Change Your Transmission Fluid

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    Our goal at Frank May Garage in Akron, OH is to provide you with the best transmission service possible. One way we do that is by helping you understand a little more about your transmission and the way it works. Knowledge about your vehicle and its systems allow you to catch problems when they arise and deal with them appropriately, saving you money and easing some of the stress of car ownership. You probably already know how to check your oil, and when to change it. Checking and maintaining transmission fluid is something people tend to understand far less about, however. Here’s what you need to know.

  • Know Your Transmission's Warning Signs

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    At Frank May Garage in Akron, OH, we’ve seen a lot of worn out and tired transmissions. How do you know if it’s time to replace yours?

  • Manual Transmissions Facts

    Manual transmissions have been around for a long time and if you have ever driven a manual you know how exciting they can be. Manual transmissions have also been referred to as standard transmissions, stick shifts, manual gearbox, or a simple gearbox. No matter what you call it, manual transmissions are fun to drive, better on fuel, reliable, and somewhat safer. So what do you know about manual transmissions; where did they come from, and how do they work? Frank May Garage in Akron, OH knows, and now you will too.

  • Manual vs. Automatic. Which is More Efficient?

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    By now, it’s likely you’ve heard someone claim “manuals get better gas mileage than automatics.” While in the past this has certainly been true – driving an automatic was truly a sacrifice, dramatically affecting acceleration, reliability, and gas mileage – is it still the case in the modern era? Frank May Garage in Akron, OH has the answers.

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