All About Volkswagen’s DSG Transmission

History of the DSG In 2003, Volkswagen was the first manufacturer to offer a high performance, dual-clutch, automated-manual transmission in mainstream production cars. Their brand name for this technology is direct-shift gearbox, or more commonly known as simply DSG. Instead of using a torque converter like a conventional transmission, the DSG is made up of […]

Top 5 Reasons You Should Learn To Drive A Stick Shift

Not to be morbid or anything, but the manual transmission seems to be dying a very slow death. The inconvenience for the majority of drivers seems to be growing, and the advantages are starting to get smaller. However, those of us who are able to drive a manual transmission recognize all of the advantages that […]

CVT Transmission Repairs

What is a CVT Transmission? Continuously Variable Transmissions, or gearless transmissions, works by providing a smooth acceleration without having to switch gears. It is a type of transmission that has grown in popularity in America over the past couple years because of it’s efficiency. The pulley is a metal chain or belt that rotates in between two cones. These cones move closer together […]

Clutch Replacement- Manual Transmission

In the past, manual transmissions would allow you to get higher MPG than automatic transmissions. This may still be the case, but with new automatic technology coming out the MPG gap is shrinking between manual and automatic. Regardless of how many miles you get per gallon, manual transmissions are not as boring as automatics. Many […]

How to Maintain Your ZF Transmission

How Do Transmissions Work? Maximizing the efficiency of your engine by achieving low fuel consumption is your transmission’s main prerogative. Your transmission knows when to shift at the precise time to reduce the RPMs (revolutions per minute). Lower RPMs are what helps increase your MPG (miles per gallon). I’ll try and use less car speak […]

Coolant Temperature Sensor 101

Sometimes, it’s the little things that can cause major issues. What Does the Coolant Temperature Sensor Do? The Coolant Temperature Sensor is about the size of a baby pacifier yet it is the main component in making sure your engine doesn’t overheat. It’s important job is to measure the temperature of your engine coolant and […]

Common Mercedes Problems: Crank Position Sensor

Mercedes are known for being a superior car in comfort, style, and performance. However, like all cars, there are common problems that may occur the more miles you put on your Mercedes. A common Mercedes problem we see in our shop comes from a bad Crank Position Sensor. We will tell you all about this […]