The term u-joints are commonly thrown around when discussing a vehicle that exhibits vibration or driving issues. What exactly is a u-joint, and how do you know if one is bad? Diesel Pickup Specialists, Inc in Inman has the answers.

shifter in park

At Diesel Pickup Specialists, Inc in Inman, we believe that in order to take care of your car, truck, or SUV properly, you need to know how it works. Today we’re attempting to answer an age-old debate; is it ok to shift from reverse to drive before coming to a complete stop?

transmission

Transmission fluid leaks can often be a pain to track down. If you have a leaky transmission, Diesel Pickup Specialists, Inc in Inman has some information for you on what you can expect. We’ve repaired countless leaky transmissions, and now we’re here to share some of our knowledge with you.

Car in Park

The key to maintaining a healthy transmission is understanding how it works. Here’s the rundown on shifting your car, truck, or SUV into park before it stops, from the professional technicians at Diesel Pickup Specialists, Inc in Inman.

popping car hood

It’s likely you’ve been exposed to conflicting opinions about having your transmission fluid replaced. You may have heard that cars over a certain mileage should not have the transmission fluid flushed and replaced, because it could damage the transmission, or you may have had someone tell you the first thing you should do at any sign of trouble is have your transmission flushed. At Diesel Pickup Specialists, Inc in Inman, our expert mechanics have the answers you’re looking for.

transmission fluid dip stick

At Diesel Pickup Specialists, Inc in Inman, we know that a key aspect of taking care of your transmission is understanding how it works. Here’s some info on transmission fluid types, in case you’re having trouble finding yours.

gear shift

If you drive a standard shift car, truck, or SUV, there’s a good chance you’ve heard this line from a know-it-all buddy in the passenger’s seat: “You know, it’s bad for the transmission when you leave your hand on the shifter.” But, does what your friend says have any merit? Diesel Pickup Specialists, Inc in Inman has the answers.

clutch cables

Many cars, particularly models produced between the 1970s and the 1990s, utilize cable clutch designs instead of hydraulics to operate the clutch. Here’s a brief explanation of clutch cable systems, from Diesel Pickup Specialists, Inc in Inman.

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