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Transmission

  • 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.

  • Prevent Your 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, we’ll explore a condition that has a lot of potentials to cause your transmission harm; overheating.

  • Proper Maintenance for Your Transmission

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    At Frank May Garage in Akron, OH, 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.

  • Quick Tips For Keeping Your Transmission Shifting Smoothly

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    At Frank May Garage in Akron, OH, we like to offer a little insight from time to time. Here are some quick tips to unlocking the secret of keeping a transmission going strong.

  • Taking Care of Your Transmission While Towing

    Your vehicle configuration determines how it should be properly towed to avoid transmission damage. Specifically, it matters if your vehicle is front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive and whether it’s an automatic or a manual. From the professionals at Frank May Garage in Akron, OH, here’s how to tow your vehicle:

  • Taking Proper Care of Your Transmission

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    While transmissions are extremely complicated and it takes a professional hand to work on one, taking care of the one you have isn’t difficult. At Frank May Garage in Akron, OH, we understand the importance of caring for your transmission properly, so that it stays in good condition for as long as possible.

  • Tips for Improving the Longevity of Your Clutch

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    At Frank May Garage in Akron, OH, we’ve witnessed our fair share of burnt out and broken clutches. While clutch failure is an inevitability, there are a variety of ways to make sure yours lasts as long as possible.

  • Trained Technicians for Your Transmission

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    For all your transmission repair and maintenance needs, trust the specialists with the knowledge and ability necessary to keep your car, truck, or SUV reliably on the road. At Frank May Garage in Akron, OH, we prioritize quality over everything. A huge aspect of that goal is keeping up with the technology of the modern era.

  • Transmission Repair Done Right

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    At Frank May Garage in Akron, OH, we understand the intricacy and complexity of your transmission. That’s why we always treat it with the same attention to detail as the engineers that designed it, no matter what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive.

  • Vehicle Making Weird Noises? Check Your Transmission!

    It can be very alarming to hear unusual sounds coming from your vehicle. If you are hearing any humming, whining, or even clunking noises emitting from under your vehicle, it is most likely a transmission issue. Luckily, these noises can help you pinpoint what issue you may be having with your transmission. Some of these issues are minor and can be easily taken care of, but some of them are much more major and may require special attention and service. Read on to see just what your transmission problem may be.

  • What Does My Transmission Do?

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    At Frank May Garage in Akron, OH, transmissions are our specialty. We know exactly how they work and exactly how to maintain and repair one. You know you have a transmission, and you know it’s important, but what does it actually do? Here’s the simple answer to a complicated question.

  • What Is a Transmission “Flush”?

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    You’ve probably heard the term “transmission flush” before at some point in your automotive experience. But what exactly does it mean to have your transmission flushed, and why does it matter? Frank May Garage in Akron, OH has the answers.

  • Why Do Transmissions Break?

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    Transmissions are complex, and over time they will wear out and eventually break. Knowing what to look for will play a key role in preventing your transmission from failing prematurely. At Frank May Garage in Akron, OH we want to give you some insight on how your transmission works and how it can fail.

  • Why Does My Transmission Pop Out of Gear?

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    Manual transmissions are durable, reliable pieces of equipment. Still, sometimes problems arise. Frank May Garage in Akron has the answer to a question that plagues many manual transmissions; why does my transmission pop out of gear?

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