What is the Brake Master Cylinder? The brake master cylinder, also known as the master cylinder, is a hydraulic pump. It feeds brake fluid into the brake circuit to convert the pressure on the brake pedal to the hydraulic pressure. Functions There are many moving parts that make up the brake master cylinder. We’ll explain… Read More


What is the Clutch Slave Cylinder The clutch slave cylinder plays an important role in vehicles with manual transmissions. The slave cylinder works in tandem with the clutch master cylinder to disengage the clutch and shift the transmission when the pedal is pressed. When your vehicle’s transmission isn’t performing correctly, you may be in need… Read More


A wide array of sensors and modules control your transmission, but what exactly do they do and how do they lead to symptoms of transmission failure? In many cases, non-transmission components cause problems. The number of modules that vehicles use depends on their complexity, in many cases, there are at least ten that directly or… Read More


Repairing Your Transmission Could Mean Using a Rebuilt or Remanufactured Unit First of all, what’s the difference between a transmission rebuild vs. remanufacture? Rebuilding a transmission is an in-depth process that requires a significant amount of labor. This involves removing the transmission, inspecting, cleaning and replacing “hard” parts and then reassembling the transmission as a completed unit with… Read More


A good clutch can last your car between 50,000 and 100,000 miles. This depends on the make, model and year of the vehicle as well as the type of clutch and your own driving habits. Stop-and-go traffic, towing heavy loads, abruptly engaging or “dumping” the clutch and riding the clutch (keeping your foot on and… Read More


Look For These Transmission Failure Signs Transmission related repairs tend to be one of the costliest when it comes to your vehicle. This is why it’s important to catch transmission failure signs as early as possible. In most every case you can avoid costly repairs simply by performing maintenance at regular scheduled intervals per your… Read More


Powertrain Transmission Repair It’s happened to all of us, you’re driving down the street and notice something isn’t quite right with your car. It’s making new and unsettling noises. You take your car to a mechanic and he tells you that your transmission is shot. What does this mean? By this point, you need to rebuild… Read More


The manual transmission is becoming less and less popular while its automatic counterpart is conquering the auto world. Both of them are equally complicated and sometimes do require repair. Knowing the difference between the two can help you understand why manual transmission repair Reno is substantially different from automatic transmission repair. The Major Difference The… Read More