Keep Your Transmission Shifting With These Simple Tips

 We KNOW transmissions so well it’s in our name!  What does the TRANSMISSION do? Your vehicle’s transmission is responsible for helping your vehicle move by allowing the engine to turn the wheels. A transmission is also responsible for the shifting of gears. To keep your vehicle running smoothly, it’s important that you keep your transmission healthy by taking proactive measures...

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How to Get The Most Out Of Your Vehicle’s Battery

Industry average life span of a vehicle battery is 3 years.   Here at Performance Transmission and A/C the oldest battery we have encountered was 7 years old!   In Florida vehicle batteries are worked even harder than most areas of the country due to our long, hot summers. In this article we will give you some simple tips on how to get the most life out of your battery! Overall the easiest...

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Beat the Heat – Keeping Your Car Cool This summer!

Your vehicle’s AC system has to work hard to beat the Florida summertime high temperatures and humidity levels.   Here are some tips from our mechanics on how to cool your vehicle quickly! 1.  Park in the shade whenever possible.  Added bonus with this tip are the extra steps you will take to get to the door of your destination!  (~ every mechanic said this one!) 2.  Invest in...

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Windshield Wiper Blade Care and Tips

Windshield Wiper Blades….. small but important! Caring for and replacing windshield wiper blades is an easy thing to forget until you need them! Neglect your windshield wiper blades and you may find yourself in hazardous weather situations with limited vision. Especially during the summer, Floridians should inspect and/or replace their wiper blades in preparation for the Florida summer rain...

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Gaskets – what are they anyway?

The most widely heard word around the shop most days is GASKET. Sometimes it seems as though every car in the shop is leaking from a gasket and therefore needs a new gasket. Since I am not a mechanic I finally had to ask….. What is a gasket? And how many are in a vehicle? To answer the first question simply look in the Dictionary (or more appropriately Dictionary.com) A rubber,  metal, or...

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