ATF

To Change Or Not To Change, The Transmission Filter

In time all things change, and the Fast Lube Industry is no stranger to change. One of the major changes in the industry is the way that we perform Automatic Transmission Fluid services. Once upon a time when providing an ATF service we routinely removed transmission pans, provided visual inspections and replaced transmission filters prior to installing new ATF.

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Reducing the Liability of Mechanical ATF Exchange Services

In today's world, good communication skills with customers can not only help increase your ticket average and customer satisfaction rating, it can also help you identify and prevent potential service claims. The check list below is a communication tool that can be used as guideline prior to providing mechanical ATF fluid exchanges.

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What is Torque Converter Shudder?

Torque Converter Shudder occurs when the clutch inside the converter on an automatic transmission is being applied and the transition from slipping to locked up does not occur smoothly. The clutch locks up for a brief moment and then slips, or breaks away, because it could not hold enough torque to complete the lock up. The ability of the clutch to hold torque is the converter’s torque capacity, which is a function of the oil pressure applied to the torque converter clutch combined with the friction characteristics of the oil and friction surfaces.

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