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How to Protect Your Transmission During the Winter

Winter weather can make it hard to combat difficulties with your transmission. There are a few steps you can take to protect it. If you look after the transmission, there is less of a chance you will have to make a costly repair or replace it completely. Warmth Obviously, the freezing cold that comes with […]

Improving Diagnostics With The Right OBD2 Scanner

OBD2 was introduced in 1996 and has been a requirement on all newer model cars that have been released on the market in the United States since then. If your car was manufactured after 1996, then you’ll definitely have an OBD2 sensor in your car that can unlock powerful diagnostics tools and even provide you with […]

Audi Q7 Transmission Won’t Shift

Vehicle: 2014 Audi Q7 Quattro (4LB), V6-3.0L DSL Turbo (CNRB), automatic transmission Mileage: 49,665 Problem: The transmission would not upshift from low gear. Details: When the technician connected a scan tool, he found 20 communication DTCs listed in various modules because they could not communicate with the Transmission Control Module (TCM). Using his scan tool, he verified there […]

8 DIY Car Maintenance Tips You Can Handle #6 – Radiator Flush

6. Radiator Flush Tools You Need: Phillips-head screwdriver or wrench, rags, radiator flush solution, coolant, funnel, used coolant receptacle Time to Complete: 30 minutes Estimated Cost: $25 Your car’s radiator and cooling system need to be clean to work efficiently and effectively. With normal wear and tear, your car’s radiator builds up deposits that can disrupt […]

Car Battery Maintenance

Unlike many toys, your vehicle actually comes with a battery. But your car battery won’t keep working without some diligence on your part. Before we get into the maintenance tips, there are a few things worth knowing about automotive batteries, which will help you understand exactly what they do.

Do I really need to change my transmission fluid?

This is a questions we are often asked at A Team and the answer is Yes, though how often this service should be performed varies by manufacturer and vehicle, and it’s open to debate.

The manufacturer’s maintenance schedule for many automatic transmissions doesn’t call for fresh fluid until 100,000 miles or, with some Ford transmissions, even 150,000 miles. A lot of mechanics say…

5 of 5 Check Engine Light

Replace Spark Plugs and Wires   The spark plug seals the combustion chamber and provides a gab for a spark to jump across and initiates combustion in your engine. When the plugs are failing, the spark plugs misfire. You’ll feel a little jolt in your car’s acceleration when this happens. What causes it: Most spark […]