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Service and Repair (541)779-2921

2000 W. Stewart Ave, Medford, Oregon 97501

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Warranty Service

transmission-warranty-maintenance-service-bltransmissionsYou bought your car from a local Medford, Phoenix, Ashland, Grants Pass, or other Southern Oregon car dealer. You threw the big fat envelope on the seat beside you when you drove off. Eventually it ended up in your glove box. You were so excited to get behind the wheel and enjoy your brand new car. Okay now the romance of the honeymoon is starting to wear off. Yes you still love your car, it's your baby. And you may have even named it. Question is, did you read all those papers the salesman stuck in your hands when you walked out the door a year or so ago? Most people don't and that is a big problem for you.

All new cars (and some used ones too) come with a warranty, a contract between you and the factory or warranty writer. That warranty is the pledge of product quality that the car manufacturers provides. Everyone has heard of the horror stories of the guy that drives off the lot only to incur a several thousand-dollar repair. two weeks later . That's no fun. A warranty helps to cover most of the cost of major repairs of your new car within a specified period of time. Do you know what those time limits are? Do you understand that it also includes required maintenance on your part, or the warranty to just paid for is void. You paid for it, use it!

Many people take their vehicles in to get a major repair done only to discover that the warranty they are paying for is worthless. If your contract says you must have regular transmission service, oil repairs, or other annual check ups and you don't do them, your warranty won't pay. And you probably won't get your money back for it either. Don't let it get voided when you need a major repair because you didn't do the required maintenance to keep the warranty active.

Don't wait to do your first oil change after 30,000 miles. Most manufacturers recommend oil changes every 3,000 miles and may void your warranty if you go over 5,000. Be careful! And keep your receipts and proof you completed the oil changes. You may need them. Depending on your car, a tune-up should be done between 70,000 and 100,000 miles. You'd be amazed at how well your gas mileage would improve just doing these two things alone. Clean air, oil and fuel filters will improve your automobile's performance. Filters are like the liver and kidneys of your body. They have to be functioning properly or your car will shut down.

Bring your original paperwork with you. We'll be happy to look it over and see what you are required to do to keep your warranty from being voided. Your owner's manual will also help with notifying you of suggested or recommended maintenance items. Can't find your paperwork or manual? No problem. We can look it up for you. We've done enough factory recommended maintenance items that most of them we know by memory.

Call us now to schedule your first appointment!

Diagnostics

inspecting-transmission-component-bltransmissionsStrange black spots appear in your driveway, or you feel a new vibration, or hear clicking sound you haven't heard before. Do you hesitate taking your car to a automobile technician? Are you are afraid it will turn out to be a major repair? Even though we all consider putting off having someone look under the hood because of the cost, delaying could cause further damage or you could get stranded out on the highway. Have it checked out so you know where you stand and what you need to do.

Now is the time to have us check out the problem. Just like a doctor can listen to your body to figure out what is going on with you we can listen to your engine, pop the hood and look inside to see what's wrong with your car.

Is it a fuel pump or fuel filter problem? Do you need just a tune-up or an overhaul? Belts squealing in the engine or is it your brakes? We have years of experience and we will give you the straight scoop the first time. We tell you what it will cost you, when the parts will be available and when you can expect to pick up the vehicle.

We won't over sell you, and like to take the "If it ain't broke, we won't try fixin' it!" approach. We want your repeat business. That means honesty has to be a part of the repair as much as the part we put into your car. We want you to be happy. Let us know if it is still not right. We will keep working until you are satisfied.

Now, with all that said if we spot a problem not necessarily related to the issue that brought you in to our conveniently and centrally located shop in Medford, Oregon, we will point it out to you in a professional manner. We explain things in simple terms and won't mock you if you don't know all the technical terminology.

Transmissions

inside-of-a-transmission-bltransmissionsYour car runs pretty good, the engine seems pretty good. Most people change the oil, get the tune-ups, factory maintenance types of service. Many people however forget about the transmission service. Without the drive-train propelling your vehicle how often you changed your oil won't matter. It really is what makes you GO! Keeping this working it's best is a top priority for a well running vehicle.

Front Wheel Drive

Small and medium sized cars often have Front Wheel Drive transmissions. These transmissions have a relatively simple system that takes the power from your engine and pushes it out to your wheels. Because these transmissions are located more towards the front of the vehicle (and are generally on small/mid sized vehicles) there is less room for repairs. It can be a little tricky. These vehicles get better traction on wet and icy roads than Rear Wheel Drive cars and don't have quite the stability as the All Wheel drive vehicle.

Rear Wheel Drive

Many of the cars and trucks on the roads today have Rear Wheel drive power trains. This system had the advantage of being more towards the rear of the vehicle (hence the "Rear Wheel Drive label), and allows for more room for bigger engines. This type of system is a little easier to work on, but has higher maintenance needs than the Front Wheel Drive models.

All Wheel Drive

Your All-wheel drive system adds the best of both the Front Wheel Drive and Rear Wheel Drive. With this system, the transmission, u-joint, drive-shaft, and rear differential push the front wheels as well. Some of these vehicles are full-time All Wheel Drive, and some require you to engage it. Either way, you've got power to all four wheels. Obviously this is a more complex system, and regular maintenance is very important to keep it working smoothly.

Stop by our shop in Medford, Oregon if your transmission seems to be slipping, leaking, or if you are having problems with the gears shifting smoothly.

Under the Lift with Steven Babbitt

 

Here we take a look under the car or truck the way a transmission specialist sees it. I show you where the front-wheel drive transmission is located on a Mini Cooper and the four-wheel drive on a pickup truck.

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Lots of Parking. Easy to get to from Hwy 99 and Crater Lake Hwy.

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