Vehicle Maintenance

  • 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.

  • Choosing The Right Repair Shop

    At Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene, TX, we work hard to be the maintenance and repair shop your fleet needs.

  • Clutch Problems are a Big Problem

    bad clutch

    This is a clutch gone completely wrong and something you want to be sure doesn't happen with your vehicle! So how do you ensure you are not having an issue with your clutch when most drivers simply get in and drive? What do you look for? That is a question many of our customers ask us here at Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene and one this driver did not.

  • 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 Often Should you Change the Gear Oil?

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    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.  Unless you’re lucky enough to own a car with a transmission dipstick, inspecting the gear oil in a manual transmission is a lot more inconvenient than doing so with an automatic, or checking your engine oil. The car must be jacked up, supported, and the oil checked from underneath. As a result, you may just want to change it when the time is right. But how do you know when that time comes?

  • How to Avoid Risks with Your Vehicle

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    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.

  • How to Make Your Clutch Last Longer

    shifter on vehicle

    If you drive a vehicle with a manual transmission, you know that clutch replacement can be an expensive and time-consuming job. Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene has some tips to keep your clutch replacements as infrequent as possible.

  • I Can’t Find My Specified Transmission Fluid, What Should I Use?

    transmission fluid dip stick

    At Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene, we know that a key aspect of taking care of your transmission is understanding how it works. Here’s some info on transmission fluid types, in case you’re having trouble finding yours.

  • Issues With Your 4WD?

    4 wheel drive truck

    These days, many four-wheel-drive systems are electronically controlled - a button is pushed to engage four-wheel-drive, which activates a solenoid in the transfer case, shifting it into gear. What happens when yours stops working? Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene, TX has the answers.

  • Knowing When Your Leaks Occur is Key to Diagnosing the Problem

    transmission

    Transmission fluid leaks can often be a pain to track down. If you have a leaky transmission, Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene has some information for you on what you can expect. We’ve repaired countless leaky transmissions, and now we’re here to share some of our knowledge with you.

  • Let Us Build S Fleet Service Program That Works For You!

    While most fleet vehicles are chosen for their reliability, low maintenance, and durability, sometimes maintaining several of them at a time can become overwhelming. Just keeping up with the maintenance schedule alone is a task and then to ensure you keep your scheduled routes for those fleet vehicles is another task in itself. Let Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene put your mind at ease, with our fleet maintenance programs for any and all fleet vehicles. We will take the stress from your business fleet program and get your fleet trucks and fleet cars running at optimum performance with a routine that works for your business that often REDUCES costs!

  • Protect Your Fleet From Leaks

    puddle spot on concrete from a leak

    Whether it’s due to damage, or simply old age, leaky trucks are a problem. At Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene, we can fix that for you.

    Water leaks are common and hazardous. Not only do they cause rust, rot, and mold damage to your trucks, they also put any cargo inside at risk. No customer wants their boxes and products to arrive water damaged - it not only makes your company look bad but can cost you a lot of money. 

  • Tips for Improving the Longevity of Your Clutch

    Car clutch

    At Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene, TX, we’ve witnessed our fair share of burnt out and broken clutches. While clutch failure is an inevitability, there are a variety of ways to make sure yours lasts as long as possible.

  • Tips to Keep your Fleet Running for Miles

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    It’s easier than ever to keep your fleet running smoothly for thousands of miles. If a vehicle has less than 50,000 miles on it today, chances are it still has 75 percent of its driving life ahead of it. That’s good news if you’re a company managing a fleet of vehicles. It wasn’t that long ago that hitting the 100,000-mile mark on the odometer was a major milestone. Today, vehicles are built to last. With the proper maintenance and attention, there’s no reason you shouldn’t expect to see that 50,000-mile reading on the odometer one day roll right past 200,000 and keep ongoing. Here at Permian Basin Transmission, Inc, we're going to give you some tips on how to make that happen!

  • Trouble Shifting? Why You May Need To Add Fluid/Gear Oil To Your Manual Transmission!

    Manual transmissions require far less maintenance than automatics. However, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t need a fluid check from time to time. Here’s what you should know about checking and adding fluid to your manual transmission, from Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene, TX.

  • Warning Signs of a Failing Transmission

    transmission

    At Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene, TX, our goal is to keep your car, truck, or SUV on the road. The best way to prevent a huge problem is to pay attention to the small ones and get issues taken care of before they leave you stranded. As you know, small problems can lead to big problems and if you're not careful you could miss the signs and your transmission could fail you. 

  • What Are Your Gauges Telling You?

    gauges on a vehicle

    Gauges are your first, and often only, line of defense in catching a major problem before it’s too late. At Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene, we know that sometimes a faulty gauge is overlooked when the truck is still running fine and there’s a busy day ahead. However, gauges are extremely important, and are typically easy to repair.

  • What Can Causes Transmission Failure?

    At Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene, our priority is keeping your transmission shifting smooth and running strong for years to come. While proper maintenance, driving habits, and a myriad of other conditions affect the life and reliability of a transmission, there are also ways to increase the overall efficiency of your unit, even above stock performance.

  • What is a Carrier Bearing?

    driveshaft carrier bearing

    At Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene, our goal is to keep your car, truck, or SUV shifting and riding as smoothly as it did the day it rolled off the lot. A big part of that is the mounting hardware that keeps the moving parts in your drivetrain running smooth.

  • What Is a Shifter Bushing?

    gear shift

    Sometimes your car, truck, or SUV stops performing quite like it used to. At Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa serving: Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Abilene, we can fix that. A simple but common issue on vehicles equipped with a manual transmission is shifter bushing issues. Your shifter has a bushing on the end of it, where it connects to the actual transmission. Its purpose is to provide tight, smooth shifting. 

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