Deciding To Decode Your Car

Where & How Computers Fit into Your Transmission & Why it Matters

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In the fifties, sixties, seventies and even into the eighties, cars did not have computers or computer chips. Transmissions and gear controls did not rely on computers. They relied on automatic or manual controls to shift into gear. Then companies started installing onboard computers and computer chips in the mid- to late eighties. Now onboard computers and computer chips are standard in every car you can purchase in the last decade.…

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Preventive Maintenance For Auto Transmission Systems

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Auto transmission systems are notoriously expensive to repair or replace. That is why you need to do everything possible to ensure your transmission system doesn’t wear fast or experience frequent breakdowns. Here are some preventive maintenance practices that can help you do this. Service the Cooling System Overheating is one of the most serious problems your transmission system can face. Overheating can damage the transmission solenoid, damage the transmission band, and cause the transmission to slip, among other things.…

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Prepare Your Car For An Easy Sale

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If you are going to be selling your car, you want to make sure you present it to prospective buyers in great shape. The better your car operates and looks, the more you will be able to ask for it, and the faster it will probably sell. Here are some tips to getting your car in better shape before you put it up for sale: Make sure the tires are in good shape – Believe it or not, one of the first things many people like to do when looking at a car is point out the shape of the tires and see if they are going to need to be replaced soon.…

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