Rebuild or Replace? When it comes time to make a major repair to your vehicle’s transmission, you have a few options. You can purchase a used transmission, install a complete new unit, or have your own transmission rebuilt. A used transmission can be a gamble. Often you have no real information related to how the…

Fluid: Recommended vs. Generic Generics seem to be everywhere these days. Grocery stores, pharmacies, etc. Generics are always cheaper and appear to be the same, but there are key differences. This is also the case with transmission fluid and other essential fluids your vehicle needs to function properly. The major difference between generics and manufacturer…

To Buy or Not To Buy? Making the decision to buy a new vehicle can be a stressful task. According to Consumer Reports magazine, keeping your car for 15 years, or 225,000 miles, may save you up to $31,000 when compared to the cost of buy a new vehicle with a similar model every five…

P0740 BMW Code The code is common in BMW vehicles experiencing transmission troubles. The P0740 diagnostic trouble code references a torque converter clutch circuit open condition. When a solenoid valve tries to operate and the TCM senses a voltage drop, this code is recorded. The vehicle may experience hard shift and may not shift into…

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