Car Repair

  • Are You Riding Your Clutch?

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    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.

  • Common Mistakes That Ruin Transmissions

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    At Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene, we see a lot of the same mistakes that cause a transmission to fail. With our help, you can avoid a preventable transmission failure and keep your car reliably on the road.

  • Do You Need A New Flex Plate?

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    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.

  • How often does a transmission need to be repaired?

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    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 To Protect Your Transmission Investment

    At Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene, TX, we know your car, truck, or SUV is far more than just a vehicle. It’s a lifeline...getting you to work, your kids to school, carrying groceries, and taking you anywhere you need to go. It’s also a huge investment, and one worth protecting.
  • It's Important to have your Clutch Adjusted. Here Is Why!

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    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.

  • JASPER - Products You Can Trust

    Dennis Bertles a Navy Seabee Veteran

    At Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa we provide only the best products to our customers and that’s why we are proud to partner with Jasper Engines and Transmissions. Every day at our shop we provide repairs for a multitude of customers who truly rely on JASPER products to keep their vehicles going strong. Meet Mr. Dennis Bertles, a Navy Seabee veteran and an awesome guy that loves his JASPER products. He depends on JASPER’s 3-year, 100,000-mile warranty and loves the products that they offer.  Mr. Bertles has a Jasper Vortec 5.3L long block engine replacement and a Jasper transfer case replacement in his 2005 Tahoe. Thank you Mr. Bertles for your service to our country and for your dedication to the JASPER brand.

  • Transmission Problems are Slippery Business

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    Transmission slippage can be caused by a variety of factors that are sometimes difficult to pin down. From Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene, TX, here’s a rundown of the more common issues that may cause a transmission to slip. Our highly trained technicians are ready to get you going with a top transmission.

  • What Is a Clutch Cable System?

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    Many cars, particularly models produced between the 1970s and the 1990s, utilize cable clutch designs instead of hydraulics to operate the clutch. Here’s a brief explanation of clutch cable systems, from Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene.

  • What It Means When We Say Ground Connection!

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    At Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene, we know that few problems are simultaneously as simple and confusing as a bad ground connection on your car, truck, or SUV. Here’s a look at some symptoms of a bad ground, and what you can do to correct it.

  • What Your Vehicle's Towing Capacity Means

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    Unless you use your vehicle to tow every day for work, odds are you haven’t paid much attention to your truck, SUV, or crossover’s towing capacity. Maybe you’re looking to buy a boat for some summer fun or just need to rent a trailer to get your belongings from one dwelling to the next. Whatever the reason for pulling something behind your vehicle, it’s important to get a firm grasp on what exactly your towing capacity means. Understanding how each of the components in your vehicle contributes to your overall tow rating can keep you from putting undue stress on your rig and keep you and your family safe.

  • When Is It To Late To Change Your Transmission Fluid?

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    It’s likely you’ve been exposed to conflicting opinions about having your transmission fluid replaced. You may have heard that cars over a certain mileage should not have the transmission fluid flushed and replaced, because it could damage the transmission, or you may have had someone tell you the first thing you should do at any sign of trouble is have your transmission flushed. At Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene, our expert mechanics have the answers you’re looking for.

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