Automatic Transmission Repair

April 7th, 2017

Repairing an automatic transmission is easier said than done. There are several types of automatic transmissions: Hydraulic, semi-automatic and continuously variable transmissions (CVT). That's why it's best to have a qualified shop and technician handle the repairs for you. The most common type of transmission is the hydraulic. At Riverview Tire & Auto Service our team of experts provides automatic transmission repairs in Riverview.

Many of today's new vehicles have computers that operate the engine and the transmission. Without proper diagnostic testing, you'll have difficulty pinpointing exactly where your transmission troubles are.

Replacement Parts

Repairing an automatic transmission can involve replacing a number of parts, including but not limited to gaskets and seals. Newer models may need replacement of sensors in the computers. If replacement of sensors is needed, ...[more]

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Seasonal Tire Pressure

April 7th, 2017

Having the correct tire pressure is an important part of regular maintenance of your car, and it's also a necessity for being a good driver. The amount of air pressure in your tires has an immediate effect on the quality of your driving, especially when braking and turning. Aside from these concerns, seasonal temperature changes can also effect the performance of your tires, and the overall pressure within them.

Let's start with the basics, of tire pressure.

Like most maintenance suggestions and requirements, always check the user manual and manufacturer's schedule for when to have certain repairs and what is required. Your car's user manual and maintenance handbook will also tell you the exact psi requirements for your tires, and you can also find this information on the tires themselves.

Always check the psi in your tires regularly, during scheduled maintenance and tune-u ...[more]

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Winter Automotive Maintenance (Cold Temperatures, Snow, Freezing Rain, Etc.)

April 7th, 2017

Adjusting to the winter months takes some effort, and some of that effort should go in to winter automotive maintenance. No matter where you live, the changing seasons present a challenge to your vehicle, and probably more than you realize. A lot goes in to keeping your ride riding smoothly, and any car maintenance issues that you ignored in the summer could create an additional hazard in the winter.

Winter automotive maintenance includes anything that prepares your car for winter, from protecting sensitive components to assuring proper visibility. Auto repair shops approach the process in two ways; preparing the car for the worse possible weather conditions and making important repairs that insure the long-term functionality of your car.

You might have to grit your teeth and personally gird yourself for a long harsh winter, but winter automotive maintenance is much easier than most people think. Most importantly, any effor ...[more]

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Dashboard Warning Lights – The Check Engine Light

April 7th, 2017

It’s a busy weekday morning. You barely get out the door in time, and when you get to the car, start the ignition, and a dashboard warning light comes on- the check engine light.

Uh-oh.

The check engine light is probably every driver’s most hated warning light. It gives no details about what’s wrong, and the list of potential problems goes on and on, ranging from minor malfunctions to costly problems.

NOTE: If your check engine light comes on and is flashing, this indicates a serious problem and you should get to the nearest auto repair facility immediately.

Top 3 Most Common Causes of the Check Engine Light

1. Oxygen Sensor: The oxygen sensors in your car helps determine how much fuel you burn. A defective oxygen sensor effects mileage calculation and leads to a decrease in fuel economy.

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Transmission Repair in Riverview

April 7th, 2017

Transmission problems can cause a serious halt to your routine driving if you ignore your transmission problems for too long. The longevity of your vehicle could extensively suffer too. It is therefore very crucial to schedule transmission repair at the earliest sign of transmission problems. Look for a professional transmission shop in your area for repair and maintenance of any transmission issues that might be affecting the peak driving condition of your vehicle. In Riverview, the transmission experts are at Riverview Tire & Auto Service.

Purposes of Transmission in Your Vehicle

The transmission is a power train that converts the force of a vehicle's engine into a controlled source of power. In other words, it turns your vehicle's engine speed into power, and shift the drive mechanism into forward and reverse. Without the transmission, your vehicle won't mo ...[more]

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When is it Time for Struts & Shocks Repair

April 7th, 2017

Knowing when to take your vehicle into the auto shop for struts and shocks repair can be kind of tricky. The damping characteristics of shocks and struts diminish slowly over time, making it difficult to detect a problem. Usually when a driver notices that there is a problem, it's well past the time of needing replacement.

Shocks and (or) struts are part of your vehicle's suspension system. Not all vehicles have both shocks and struts; some only have one or the other. Each aid in the vehicle's stability and handling. There's no strictly set time for shock and strut replacement as part of it depends on driving conditions such as how you drive and the condition of the roads. Some need replacement at 30,000 miles, and others can go as long as 60,000 miles. There are however some good indications that it's time to get into the auto shop and have them looked at by service technician.

Signs that it' ...[more]

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Website Launch Announcement: Riverview Tire & Auto Service Launches New Site

November 2nd, 2015

We are excited to announce the launch of our new website. The site features a fresh look, easy navigation and more focus on what the customer needs.

The new site offers inventory listings with pictures and specs. You can search a variety of ways including by vehicle and size.

With the addition of our blog, we are able to help inform and educate our customers on important tire and service information.

We invite you to visit our new website today.

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