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New School: Automotive Multistate Transmissions Technician Training

FORT WORTH consumers are demanding. We want a safe, reliable vehicle that handles well and is comfortable to ride in. Oh, and we want good fuel economy, too. We also want vehicle repairs that are cheap, fast and easy. Unfortunately, one usually comes at the cost of the other.Today's vehicles have made significant improvements in reliability and performance over the last few decades. They also deliver more power to FORT WORTH drivers more efficiently than ever before. For example, some of today's 4-cylinder engines are equal to yesterday's V-8's. Our vehicles also offer an amazing range of features that make them more comfortable and convenient than ever before.But all of that improvement has come at a price for FORT WORTH vehicle owners. Our vehicles are more complicated and difficult to repair than ever before. They have numerous mechanical and electrical systems. Fuel systems are so complex they have to be run by a computer. Our vehicles are covered with sensors and high-tech el ... read more

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Maintenance

Engine Air Filter from Multistate Transmissions

Engine Air Filter from Multistate Transmissions

Many FORT WORTH drivers have found themselves in the following situation: They go to get their oil changed and their friendly service advisor at Multistate Transmissions recommends a new engine air filter. They say yes, but don't know what an air filter is or what it does.If this has happened to you, rest assured that you did the right thing by getting a new one. But you should never be too embarrassed to ask your Multistate Transmissions service advisor for more information. It's your vehicle and you have a right to understand what you're paying for.Let's review: "What does an air filter do?"Air is the focus of this discussion. What is the air like outside in FORT WORTH right now? Can you see any smog? Is it full of pollen? How about dust? Anyone in TX with hay fever can tell you that there's plenty in the air that you can't see. Well, the engine air filter's job is to clean that air before it goes into your vehicle engine, to mix with the fuel and be ... read more

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Fuel System

Multistate Transmissions Guide to Using the Correct Fluids in Your Vehicle

Multistate Transmissions Guide to Using the Correct Fluids in Your Vehicle

Today's Multistate Transmissions post focuses on using coolant. If you pour in the wrong kind, it won't protect the cooling system and may even void the warranty. Check your vehicle owner's manual. Of course, your Multistate Transmissions service advisor will know the proper coolant for your vehicle.Brake fluid is confusing for some FORT WORTH drivers. Back when we opened Multistate Transmissions, most vehicles used Dot 3 brake fluid. Now we have Dot 4 and Dot 5. Some FORT WORTH residents mistakenly think the higher numbers are an upgrade. You know, if 3 is good then 4 must be better. That's not how it works. They are different formulations to meet the demands of differences in brake systems. Only one of them is designed for your vehicle.Ditto for transmission fluid. For decades there were two basic types of tranny fluid used at Multistate Transmissions: friction modified or not. With the tremendous engineering advances in vehicle automatic transmissions, there have been several ... read more

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Fluids

The Multistate Transmissions Guide to Saving Fuel: Get Rid of Dirty Oil

A lot of us drivers are asking ourselves the same question lately: how can we save on fuel? FORT WORTH area residents are all cutting back, if not in fuel consumption, then in other areas of our lives. Preventive Maintenance Preventive maintenance is an important way people in FORT WORTH can conserve fuel by improving fuel economy. And one of the easiest and most effective ways to do that is to keep the oil in our vehicle adequate and clean.Oil lubricates your vehicle engine and keeps it running smoothly. If you're running low, there is increased friction in your engine. Friction creates drag, which means it takes more fuel to keep the vehicle motor running. This all translates to lower fuel economy.Check your oil to make sure the engine is getting all it needs. Your owner's manual and service advisor at Multistate Transmissions will tell you the proper weight and type of oil for your vehicle. Responsible Car Care Dirty oil grits up your engine, w ... read more

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Fuel System

Multistate Transmissions Advice: Don't Overlook These 10 Automotive Services

Organization is the key to managing a busy life in TX. So setting up an annual calendar for vehicle care can keep FORT WORTH residents on top of preventive maintenance. But you can't just write “oil change” every few months on the calendar. Modern vehicles have many systems that are vital to the safe operation of a vehicle, and they all need to be inspected. FORT WORTH residents can't afford to overlook any of them.The following is a list of preventive maintenance services that are often overlooked by vehicle owners in the FORT WORTH area. They are not presented in any particular order.1. Multistate Transmissions Power Steering Service. Moisture gradually builds up in your power steering fluid, which can lead to corrosion in your steering system. The fluid also gets dirty, which can gum up your steering system. The fluid needs to be replaced periodically.2. Multistate Transmissions Wheel Alignment. Wheels that are out of alig ... read more

Questions to Ask Your FORT WORTH Service Advisor

Questions to Ask Your FORT WORTH Service Advisor

We find that a lot of FORT WORTH drivers are a little tentative when they talk with their automotive advisors. They want to ask questions but don't want to be embarrassed or seem pushy. Vehicles are very complicated and there's more to know about them than most of us have the time to learn. Maybe it's because vehicles have become so much more reliable that the average person just doesn't need to know as much to keep their vehicle on the road.You know, your local hospital has a Patient's Bill of Rights that they post throughout the hospital. We think our FORT WORTH automotive service customers also have a right to ask any question they need to understand what is wrong with their car and what it will take to fix it. They need to feel free to ask the cost and benefits of recommended services. And they certainly have a right to understand the financial end of the transaction.It's all about the communication. It's a little harder when you're trying to find the rig ... read more

Hitting The Brakes In Lehi

Hitting The Brakes In Lehi

Hello FORT WORTH, let's talk about brakes. But the mechanical aspects of the brakes themselves are just one issue. There's also the power brake pump and brake fluid. And then there are the tires, which are critical to the effectiveness of the brakes.Let's step back. A new vehicle or truck rolls off a local FORT WORTH showroom floor. It has brand new brakes with brand new brake pads. The brake lines and pump are filled with fresh fluid and are completely clean inside. And the tires are brand new, with full tread. It is ready to go.Naturally, braking power is at its peak performance. Now the miles/kilometers start to add up on the vehicle. FORT WORTH drivers tend to focus on the brake pads. In the automotive business, the pads and shoes on drum brakes are called the friction material. That's because they provide the friction used to stop the vehicle. The pads are designed to be effective throughout their useful life – it's not until they are worn so thin as to be ... read more

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Brakes

Power Steering Service at Multistate Transmissions in FORT WORTH

Power Steering Service at Multistate Transmissions in FORT WORTH

Many FORT WORTH drivers have been hearing about technological advances in power steering, specifically electric power steering. Some very high-end cars have been featuring electric power steering. Power steering fluid has the necessary hydraulic properties and the ability to lubricate the internal parts. The power steering fluid also protects vehicle components from rust and corrosion.FORT WORTH car owners should be aware that vehicle manufacturers recommend that the fluid be replaced on schedule. At Multistate Transmissions, the old fluid is drained and the system cleaned thoroughly. Fresh fluid is then installed.Unfortunately, many FORT WORTH drivers don't realize how important it is to service their power steering, and some may not even know that it's necessary in the first place. A neglected power steering system can develop leaks that will shorten the life of the pump.FORT WORTH drivers ... read more

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Alignment

What FORT WORTH Automotive Service Consumers Should Know

What FORT WORTH Automotive Service Consumers Should Know

There are some things drivers should know about FORT WORTH car service and repair. First and foremost, Multistate Transmissions cares about you and your family's safety. And we really appreciate your business. Multistate Transmissions in FORT WORTH wants to build a trusting relationship that becomes the foundation for a mutually beneficial experience for years to come.Building on that foundation, there are some things that would help you understand the auto service and repair business better. First, it can be really hard to fix vehicles. The days of shade tree mechanics are long gone. The majority of automotive systems are computerized. It takes a lot of training and very expensive equipment to diagnose and repair modern vehicles. The pros who work for Multistate Transmissions need extensive computer training – not just how to run the diagnostic systems, but also searching for the right parts, networking with other technicians to help them with a d ... read more

Multistate Transmissions: Good Service and Good Fuel Economy

Multistate Transmissions: Good Service and Good Fuel Economy

Most FORT WORTH auto owners want to save on gas and seek our advice on improving economy. At Multistate Transmissions, we are frequently asked, however, if it is really worth the extra effort. Just how much money can FORT WORTH drivers actually save?In today's Multistate Transmissions article, we're focusing on the things you can do to improve your vehicle’s economydriving around TX. We'll tell you the potential savings per gallon of gas at $3.50, and we'll show a chart that also shows the savings at $3.00 and $4.00.   DOLLARS PER GALLON $3.00 / $3.50 / $4.00 TUNE UP 4%.12.14.16 The next item is replacing a clogged engine air filter. Your engine needs enough air to burn fuel efficiently for the best mileage. A clean air filter means you get plenty of air. The fact that the air's clean protects your engine. That can save you up to 10 percent or 35 cents a gallon.   DOLLARS PER GALLON ... read more

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Fuel System
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