Automotive Repair

  • Are You Experiencing Clutch Issues?

    foot on clutch

    If you drive a standard shift vehicle, you probably know your clutch is an important part of your driving experience. Proper maintenance and use of the clutch will dramatically increase its lifespan, saving you a lot of money in the future. Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene explains:

  • Are You Facing Shifting Issues?

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    Does your car, truck, or SUV shift at the wrong moment? Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene has the solution. Shift point issues can manifest themselves in two ways; either your car will rapidly shift through several or all the gears at low speed, low rpm, getting to the highest gear before you’ve gained enough momentum, or shifts will be delayed, the transmission refusing to shift until far into the RPM range. 

  • Are You Riding Your Clutch?

    pedals on a manual car

    It is inevitable that the sun will rise and set each day - so too is the inevitability of clutch wear if you drive a vehicle with a manual transmission. Unlike the sun, however, you have a lot of control over how fast that wear occurs. Here’s some information on riding the clutch, and why you should stop doing it.

  • Are Your Ball Joints Failing?

    mechanic working on ball joints on a vehicle

    If you own or operate a fleet of vehicles or a commercial truck, chances are you’ve encountered a bad ball joint or two. How do you catch one before it breaks, and why is it important? Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene, TX has the answers.

  • Brakes for Your Fleet

    brakes

    At Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene, our expert mechanics are here to work for you. On large commercial trucks, there’s one component that works harder than almost all the rest; your brakes. Our technicians have the knowledge and ability necessary to have your truck stopping like the day it rolled off the lot, no matter what the problem is.

  • Choosing the Right Fluid for Your Transmission

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    In life, you learn that more expensive doesn’t always mean better. When it comes to transmission fluid, does it matter? Are name brand fluids better than the cheapest option? Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene, TX has the answers.

  • Cleaning Your Fuel System

    pumping fuel into car

    Obviously, your fuel delivery system is an extremely important aspect of the running condition of your truck. At Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene, our expert team of mechanics can treat and clean your fuel delivery system, ensuring you get the most out of your fleet.

  • Do You Drive A Manual? Here Is What You Need To Know About Your Clutch Disc!

    clutch disc

    If you drive a car with a manual transmission, you already know you have a clutch. But what exactly is it, and what does it do? At Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene, we believe that knowing a little more about your car better prepares you to keep it maintained. Here’s what you should know about your clutch disc.

  • Do You Need A New Flex Plate?

    car driving

    What does a flex plate do, and how do you know if yours is faulty? Your vehicle may be telling you things you may not know. Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene has the answers you need.

  • Exhaust Options for Fleet Trucks

    fleet of vehicles

    The exhaust on your truck is an important series of components, that work together to insure smooth, reliable operation. At Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene, TX, we also know that exhaust systems are especially susceptible to damage and rust; pipes, mufflers, and other parts are exposed to hazards on the road, and to the environment. This situation, combined with caustic emissions and extreme heat, create a perfect opportunity for problems to arise.

  • Facing Transmission Issues?

    gear shift on a vehicle

    Your transmission suddenly isn’t shifting right. So what’s wrong with it? Do you need your transmission rebuilt? To find out what’s causing your transmission problem, one of our technicians here at Permian Basin Transmission, Inc is going to have to perform a series of tests. Basically, these tests are designed to answer the simple question: “Is it inside or outside?” That is, is the problem inside the transmission, or in one of the many control systems that operate the transmission?

  • How do Manual Transmissions Work?

    gear shift with hand on it

    At Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene, we know that transmissions are one of the greatest technological marvels of the automotive world. How does a standard shift transmission work? Why should you care? Our expert technicians here at Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene have the answers.

  • How Is Your Battery Life?

    Battery

    At Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene, we understand how vital solid battery power is to a truck driver. A dead or weak battery isn’t a big deal in a passenger vehicle; in a commercial truck, missed deadlines, incomplete jobs, insufficient equipment, and inconvenient situations are all consequences of a less than adequate battery.

  • How often does a transmission need to be repaired?

    man in car

    Whether you’ve never had any trouble out of your transmission, or you are all too familiar with transmission issues, you may wonder how often a transmission requires repair. In truth, it really just depends. There are hundreds of different transmissions, some more reliable than others, with different levels of stress demanded of them. Age, mileage, type, and usage are all aspects of the transmission condition.

  • How Often Should you Change the Gear Oil in a Manual Transmission?

    transmission gears

    You know how often to change your engine oil; but what about the gear oil in your standard shift transmission? Here’s a short guide, from Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene.

  • How to Avoid Risks with Your Vehicle

    mechanic working on a vehicle

    At Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene, we understand that big trucks mean bigger risk on the road. Here are some tips to remember, to reduce the likelihood of an accident resulting in large repair costs next time you're on the job.

  • Is it Okay to Downshift to Slow Down?

    transmission

    If you drive a car with a manual transmission, you’ve undoubtedly been told that you’re supposed to downshift to slow down, instead of relying completely on the brakes. But what is the science behind that, and does it matter? Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene explains.

  • Is it okay to shift into park before stopping?

    Car in Park

    The key to maintaining a healthy transmission is understanding how it works. Here’s the rundown on shifting your car, truck, or SUV into park before it stops, from the professional technicians at Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene.

  • Is Your Pilot Bearing Causing Problems?

    transmission

    If you drive a car, truck, or SUV with a manual transmission, you may have heard the term “pilot bearing” or “pilot bushing” before. At Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene, we know that the first step to keeping your vehicle maintained is knowing something about how it works. Here’s some helpful information on the pilot bearing, and how to know if yours needs to be replaced.

  • It's Important to have your Clutch Adjusted. Here Is Why!

    clutch

    If you drive a standard shift car, truck, or SUV, there’s a good chance reliability was a factor in your decision to get a stick shift. However, from time to time, even a manual transmission needs to be serviced; when it does, Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene has you covered.

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