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  • Truck and Car repair Calgary
    03/08/2017 0 Comments
    Do You Know What all Your Vehicle Dashboard Warning Indicators Mean?

    Whether you’re driving around Calgary in a brand new car or your trusty old pickup truck, your dashboard indicators are your vehicle’s way of telling you when it needs repair. But those little lights aren’t very effective if you don’t know what they mean or if you simply ignore them. Keep reading to learn more so your car or truck will be in good repair all year round.


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    14/12/2016 0 Comments
    Do You Have Water in Your Car’s Transmission?

    When water gets into a vehicle transmission, it spells trouble. There is a very small window of time to remove it before it does catastrophic damage. Once water is in there, it’s tricky getting it out because as soon as you start the car, the water will be drawn up into the transmission. This can quickly lead to rust buildup, expanding, adhesive loss on the clutch, and dangerous vapors.


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  • Preparing your car for winter in Alberta
    15/11/2016 0 Comments
    Winterizing Tips to Prevent Costly Vehicle Repair in Calgary

    Summer is quickly coming to an end, which means the fall season is around the corner. Before you know it, winter will be here and many of you may be scrambling to prepare your vehicle for the cold Albertan weather ahead. Freezing temperatures can cause certain parts of your car to wear more quickly and make driving more difficult. 


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  • Auto maintenance and transmission repair in Alberta
    14/11/2016 0 Comments
    Automotive Repair Industry Trends – What’s Driving Car Maintenance and Repair?

    According to a recent study conducted by Canada Post regarding Canadian automotive trends, more Canadians are opting to keep their vehicle longer rather than frequently purchasing a brand new car. This has led to a surge in vehicle repair and maintenance services over the last few years.


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  • 25/10/2016 0 Comments
    How to Prepare Your Vehicle for a Summer Road Trip

    The Griswold family’s adventure in National Lampoon’s Vacation wouldn’t be quite so hilarious (or catastrophic) if they had a GPS system and DVD player built into their station wagon. With today's modern vehicle designs and gadgets, a long road trip is definitely not the undertaking it used to be. But, all the entertainment and mapping systems in the world are no good if you end up sitting at the roadside with the hood open and your engine smoking.


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  • 24/10/2016 0 Comments
    Converting an Automatic Transmission to Manual: Can It Be Done?

    Your vehicle has an automatic transmission but you crave the power and fun of a manual transmission. So here is a piece of good news for you—it is possible to convert an automatic transmission into a manual transmission. However, it is a complex task that should always be left to a trained technician at an established auto and transmission service shop.


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  • 23/10/2016 0 Comments
    4 Tips to Make the Switch from Automatic to Manual Transmission

    Want to switch gears and start driving a manual transmission car? Whether you’re a relatively new driver or you’ve already clocked countless miles, it can take some getting used to when it comes learning to navigate a stick. Here are four tips that can make the transition from driving an automatic transmission to driving a manual easier.


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  • 22/10/2016 0 Comments
    5 Essential Preventative Maintenance Tips for Cars and Trucks

    Whether you drive an 18-wheeler or a little hatchback, regularly servicing your vehicle will help ensure you get the best possible performance over the duration of your car or truck’s lifetime. Follow these servicing protocols and always adhere to your owner’s manual for optimum results.


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  • 21/10/2016 0 Comments
    Vehicle Drivetrain Arrangements: Understanding the Differences

    It can be confusing and challenging to keep up with different types of vehicle drivetrain arrangements, especially with so much changing in vehicle technology in recent years. There are pros and cons to each of the systems. Read on to learn more and find the vehicle drivetrain arrangement that suits your needs.


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  • 20/10/2016 0 Comments
    What Are CVTs & Should I Get a Car with One?

    If you’re considering buying a new vehicle, one thing you may notice on the spec sheets is the CVT (continuously variable transmission) option. They are advertised for offering a smoother ride, improved fuel economy and more, but are they really worth it? The answer is not simple; take a moment to evaluate the pros and cons and learn how those will affect your driving experience.


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  • 19/10/2016 0 Comments
    Transmission Fluids 101: Here are the Basics

    Learning about the role fluids play in your vehicle can help you identify issues and stay up-to-date on your transmission services. Read on to learn more about the vital fluids in your vehicle and how they help your engine and components run smoothly and last longer.


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  • 18/10/2016 0 Comments
    The Basics for Understanding & Caring for Your Dual Transmission Vehicle

    Most people understand the difference between manual and automatic transmission, especially after purchasing their first vehicle. Aside from these popular options though, there is dual transmission. Dual transmission or dual clutch transmission (DCT) or DSG (dual shift gear box) has sparked a lot of interest in consumers after being adopted by high-end vehicle manufacturers such as Porsche and Ferrari. While they have created a lot of interest, dual transmission has also left many drivers scratching their heads. If you own or are thinking about purchasing a dual transmission vehicle, you will want to learn more about how it operates so that you can use it with the proper care.


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  • 17/10/2016 0 Comments
    When to Use a Rebuilt Transmission: Is It Right for You?

    For most consumers, the idea of something new is always more appealing than something used or refurbished. When it comes to replacing your vehicle’s transmission, you may be inclined to think a brand new one is better than a rebuilt one. However, before you dismiss the idea of a rebuild, you should consider the pros and cons of a rebuilt engine.


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  • 16/10/2016 0 Comments
    Common Transmission Issues: How to Identify & Solve Them

    When it comes to your vehicle’s transmission, it can be difficult for the average driver to know how to identify problems. If you drive an automatic vehicle, your vehicle’s transmission system is a complex mechanical system that can be inconvenient and costly to repair. However, being aware of common transmission issues and proactively getting a trained mechanic to perform maintenance checks can help ensure that your vehicle continues to perform its best for as long as possible.


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  • 15/10/2016 0 Comments
    Common Car Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid

    Many of us are guilty of taking our vehicle for granted. After all, if it seems to be operating fine, we assume it does not need any extra care. Unfortunately, there are things that could go wrong with your vehicle long before it gives you signs, which only increase the severity of the repair it will need. By knowing what to look out for, you can ensure better vehicle maintenance and avoid expensive repairs caused by neglect and oversight.


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  • 14/10/2016 0 Comments
    World’s Fastest Cars

    The service technicians at National Transmission have the training, reference materials, and tools to repair any kind of transmission, including domestic, foreign, Asian, and European. The National Transmission team knows that those who love cars, love to keep their high performance transmission in top shape. Knowing that fuel economy, reliability, and performance are important to you, we’d like to share with you a few of our favourite fastest street legal cars available in the market from TheSuprecars.org:


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  • 12/10/2016 0 Comments
    How to Improve Fuel Efficiency

    The professional service technicians at National Transmission know that with our economy in decline, drivers want better fuel economy and longevity from their vehicles. Here are a few tips to improve the fuel efficiency of your vehicle.


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  • 11/10/2016 0 Comments
    Which is Better? The Pros and Cons of Manual and Automatic Transmissions

    Some debates never go away. Which is the better drink: Coke or Pepsi? Which is the better computer: Mac or PC? Which is the better transmission: automatic or manual? When it comes to the type of transmission, the debate can continue-but you still need to buy a car. Read on to learn about the pros and cons of both automatic and manual transmissions and decide which is right for you.


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  • 10/10/2016 0 Comments
    How to Extend the Life of Your Clutch

    A clutch replacement is costly and many clutches end up being replaced far sooner than necessary. You can extend the life of your clutch just by employing proper driving techniques, as well as performing routine clutch maintenance.


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  • 09/10/2016 0 Comments
    Avoiding Damage to Your Transmission

    The simple act of a car or truck turning a corner is actually quite complex from a mechanical point of view. The outer wheels must travel a farther distance than the interior wheels, meaning that the outer wheels require more power. The transmission and differential assembly in a vehicle ensure that the appropriate amount of power is distributed to all wheels, in order to reduce excess wear and tear. Sometimes though, drivers find themselves in situations that can really stress this system, which can end up costing them a new transmission and a lot of money.


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  • 08/10/2016 0 Comments
    Specialty Transmission Service Focuses On Your Drive Line Maintenance and Repair Needs

    Your vehicle’s transmission is critical. Once it is damaged, you could face significant repair costs, sometimes more than your vehicle is worth. It is easier and more cost-efficient to maintain your transmission than wait for it to need repair.


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  • 07/10/2016 0 Comments
    Maintaining Your Off-Road Vehicle

    Off-roading is a valued hobby amongst many Canadians. It is a way to explore the great outdoors and have a little adventure in the process. While your vehicle may have been designed to go off-road, that does not mean it does not need maintenance. In fact, the more off-roading you do, the more preventative maintenance you need to keep it running smoothly.


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  • 06/10/2016 0 Comments
    RVs: The Importance of a Healthy Transmission

    Like all vehicles, RVs are made up of a series of parts working in conjunction with one another. If your RV’s transmission is under stress it could mean that your engine and drivetrain are potentially in trouble.


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  • 05/10/2016 0 Comments
    Are Transmission Fluid Additives Really That Great?

    When you walk down the aisle of your local auto parts store, you’ll see products that claim to solve all your transmission problems. Many companies advertise that their transmission additives can unclog filters, smooth gear shifting, fix leaks, improve your horsepower, and extend the life of your transmission. Some even claim to be mechanics in a bottle.


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  • 05/10/2016 0 Comments
    Change Your Transmission Fluid BEFORE You Notice Problems

    Your transmission is shifting strangely, you’re hearing strange noises, or maybe you’re noticing a burning smell. You think it must be time to get your transmission fluid changed. That’ll fix everything.


    Actually, maybe not. By the time you can tell something is wrong with the transmission, it just might be too late. Sure, getting your fluid changed at this point may fix the problem, but let’s talk about why this isn't always the best option. Changing your transmission fluid at this point actually might do more harm than good.


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  • 04/10/2016 0 Comments
    What to Do Before You Hit the Road

    Nothing can ruin a family vacation more than breaking down on the side of the road. This situation can quickly turn your pleasant road trip into a disaster.


    So, how do you avoid it? While accidents may happen at any time, checking and preparing your vehicle before you go can greatly reduce your chance of dealing with car trouble.


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  • 03/10/2016 0 Comments
    What’s That Smell? Your Clutch

    If you are familiar with driving a manual transmission vehicle, you probably know that you stop or stall your car on even the steepest incline without even using your brakes, by slipping the clutch.


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  • 02/10/2016 0 Comments
    Maintaining Your Car’s Transmission at Home

    Thanks to the internet, as a driver, you are never far away from solutions and explanations for your car problems. This wealth of knowledge has generally led to better informed drivers knowing more about basic systems like air conditioning, braking and tires.


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  • 01/10/2016 0 Comments
    The Importance of Transmission Maintenance

    You may not understand immediately what the transmission does for your car just by hearing its name, but you may get a much better understanding of its importance if you heard one of its nicknames—the gearbox.


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  • 30/09/2016 0 Comments
    4 Signs Your Clutch Is About to Go Out

    Anyone who drives a manual transmission knows it is a completely different experience when compared to driving an automatic. Besides the obvious difference with manual shifting, there are completely different components in a manual transmission that automatic transmission drivers never have to deal with.


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