Car Repair

  • Bad Transmission? Fix It or Sell It?

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    So, you’ve determined your transmission is bad. What next? Choosing what to do can be overwhelming, and you need someone you can trust to help you decide what work needs to be done. Matt's Transmission in Murfreesboro, TN is here to help you make the right decision when it comes to your transmission. There are a few things to consider when your transmission goes out. You might feel inclined to just get a new car, but should you? 

  • Benefits of Auxiliary Transmission Coolers - Does Your Vehicle Need One?

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    Auxiliary transmission coolers are one of many ways the aftermarket can improve the quality and durability of your vehicle. From Matt's Transmission in Murfreesboro, TN, here’s some information concerning auxiliary coolers, why you might need one, and what it can do for you.

  • Cheap Parts Don’t Cut It and Warranties Matter

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    At Matt's Transmission in Murfreesboro, TN, we’re in the business of quality. Quality work, quality parts, and quality service keep a business going. Here is a quick rundown on why it’s important to install components that will perform reliably, and keep you taken care of in the event that they don’t.

  • Common Mistakes That Ruin Transmissions

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    At Matt's Transmission in Murfreesboro, we see a lot of the same mistakes that cause a transmission to fail. With our help, you can avoid a preventable transmission failure and keep your car reliably on the road.

  • Do You Need A New Flex Plate?

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    What does a flex plate do, and how do you know if yours is faulty? Your vehicle may be telling you things you may not know. Matt's Transmission in Murfreesboro has the answers you need.

  • External Components - Making Your Manual Transmission Work

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    There are many parts and systems outside of the car’s transmission that is equally as important as the parts and systems inside the transmission. Without them, the transmission won’t do much. There’s no way to transfer power from the engine to the shafts, disengage it to shift the gears, or power the differential without them. Just in case you need us, at Matt's Transmission in Murfreesboro, TN, we can help keep your transmission in top shape, but here’s what you need to know.

  • Hints Your Transmission Is Failing

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    At Matt's Transmission in Murfreesboro, TN, we know that transmissions are witchcraft to most people. More often than not, if major damage has occurred, it’s a lot more time and cost-effective to just replace the entire unit and get a fresh start. Our trained technicians at Matt's Transmission want to keep you informed so you are aware of what to look out for.

  • How can you tell if your transmission is slipping?

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    A slipping transmission is never a good thing. What causes it, what forms does it take, and how do you know if yours is slipping? From Matt's Transmission in Murfreesboro, TN, here’s what you need to know.

  • How Do I Choose A New Transmission?

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    At Matt's Transmission in Murfreesboro, TN, a big part of our job is helping you make decisions that are right for you, your car, truck or SUV. When it comes to replacing a transmission there are a lot of options out there, and we’re here to help you make the right choice. Our technicians can help you decide based on your budget, vehicle and lifestyle. We're here to get your car going again and earn your business in the future.

  • How Do I Fix My Manual Transmission Problem?

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    Manual transmissions are generally more reliable than automatic transmissions. They don’t have as many parts, aren’t as complex, and can take a lot more abuse. However, if an issue is allowed to persist, more and more damage to surrounding components on your manual transmission will occur. Matt's Transmission in Murfreesboro, TN can help you take care of your car as soon as you notice a problem.

  • How Do I Keep My Transmission In Top Shape?

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    Transmissions are complex pieces of equipment. Systems and components rely heavily on one another, and everything needs to be in working order for proper function. When one thing fails, there’s a snowball effect, and malfunctions and damages begin to occur. What can you do to make sure you keep it working? At Matt's Transmission in Murfreesboro, TN, we want to help when you need it, but we also want to teach you how to maintain your vehicle on your own. Good maintenance is the single largest contributing factor to how long your transmission will last and how well it will continue to work. Here are a few key points on maintenance from the Matt's Transmission technicians.

  • How often does a transmission need to be repaired?

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    Whether you’ve never had any trouble out of your transmission, or you are all too familiar with transmission issues, you may wonder how often a transmission requires repair. In truth, it really just depends. There are hundreds of different transmissions, some more reliable than others, with different levels of stress demanded of them. Age, mileage, type, and usage are all aspects of the transmission condition.

  • How To Avoid Transmission Failure

    At Matt's Transmission in Murfreesboro, TN, we know that hearing you need a new transmission is a dreaded affair. Here’s some advice from the transmission experts on how to prevent that day from coming.

  • How To Protect Your Transmission Investment

    At Matt's Transmission in Murfreesboro, TN, we know your car, truck, or SUV is far more than just a vehicle. It’s a lifeline...getting you to work, your kids to school, carrying groceries, and taking you anywhere you need to go. It’s also a huge investment, and one worth protecting.
  • Hydraulic Basics To Keep You Running

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    The operation of your transmission depends on your hydraulics. Even if that sounds like a foreign language to you, at Matt's Transmission in Murfreesboro, TN, we speak the automotive language. We want you to understand what we're talking about, so here are the basics of the hydraulic functions behind your transmission.

  • If You Have To Turn The Key More Than Once - You Might Have A Problem

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    At Matt's Transmission in Murfreesboro, TN, our goal is to help you understand your transmission a little better and keep your car, truck, or SUV reliably on the road. If you ever hit the key and your engine fails to turn over, whether it’s once a month, once a week, or every day, you’ve got the beginnings of an issue worth dealing with.

  • Is "Remanufactured" Worth It?

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    What does “remanufactured” mean, and is it something you want? At Matt's Transmission in Murfreesboro, TN, we strive for great service and a job well done. Part of that is equipping you with the knowledge you need to understand what’s going on when a repair is necessary on your car, truck or SUV. “Remanufactured” is a word that you’ll encounter in the automotive world. Many people perceive that to mean “used”, but that isn’t the case - here’s what you need to know.

  • It's Important to have your Clutch Adjusted. Here Is Why!

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    If you drive a standard shift car, truck, or SUV, there’s a good chance reliability was a factor in your decision to get a stick shift. However, from time to time, even a manual transmission needs to be serviced; when it does, Matt's Transmission in Murfreesboro has you covered.

  • JASPER - Products You Can Trust

    Dennis Bertles a Navy Seabee Veteran

    At Matt's Transmission in Murfreesboro we provide only the best products to our customers and that’s why we are proud to partner with Jasper Engines and Transmissions. Every day at our shop we provide repairs for a multitude of customers who truly rely on JASPER products to keep their vehicles going strong. Meet Mr. Dennis Bertles, a Navy Seabee veteran and an awesome guy that loves his JASPER products. He depends on JASPER’s 3-year, 100,000-mile warranty and loves the products that they offer.  Mr. Bertles has a Jasper Vortec 5.3L long block engine replacement and a Jasper transfer case replacement in his 2005 Tahoe. Thank you Mr. Bertles for your service to our country and for your dedication to the JASPER brand.

  • Keep Your Replacement Transmission Running Smoothly

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    Once your transmission has been replaced and you’re shifting smoothly once more, you’ll probably want to keep it running smoothly. Here are some tips from Matt's Transmission in Murfreesboro, TN to help keep you reliably on the road.

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