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Automotive Tips from Multistate Transmissions: Brake Noise

Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in FORT WORTH. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they won’t stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are exposed and you’ll hear a squeal or grinding sound. That’s when FORT WORTH drivers should replace their brake pads at Multistate Transmissions. Not only will new pads restore your stopping power, but replacing them on time will prevent damage to the rotor.If your brakes are making noise, ask your Multistate Transmissions service advisor to inspect your brakes. Addressing problems early will restore your safety and prevent expensive brake damage.Multistate Transmissions3850 HEMPHILL STFORT WORTH, TX 7611081

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Drive Train Service in FORT WORTH at Multistate Transmissions

Drive Train Service in FORT WORTH at Multistate Transmissions

The drive train in your vehicle includes all the components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, namely, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The preventive maintenance your driveshaft needs will also differ by what type of vehicle you drive.Let's start with front-wheel drive. In this vehicle, the transmission and the differential are combined in one component, known as the transaxle. The transaxle is connected to two half-shafts (axles), which are then connected to the wheels with a constant velocity (or CV) joint, which is protected by an airtight rubber boot.Multistate Transmissions service for this type of driveline includes servicing the transaxle and inspecting the CV boot. If the boot is damaged, the CV joint will need to be inspected, and the boot will need to be replaced. If you hear a clicking ... read more

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Vive la Differential at Multistate Transmissions in FORT WORTH

Vive la Differential at Multistate Transmissions in FORT WORTH

There are a lot of drivers in FORT WORTH who are due for a differential service, but had never heard of a differential before.With front-wheel drive being so common in TX these days, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most FORT WORTH folks don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's understandable that it's not something on the top of your mind. It's not uncommon for people in FORT WORTH to not know they have a differential, let alone know that it needs service.To better understand what a differential does, think about a track at any TX high school. There are lanes marked off on the track. For the longer distance races, the starting lines are staggered. The starting lines for the outside lanes are ahead of the starting lines for the inside lanes. That's to compensate for the longer length of the outside lanes. Staggering the starting lines means that each runner ... read more

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