Common Fixes for a Transmission that Shifts Hard

Automatic transmission

An automatic transmission can shift hard, jerk or hesitate for a number of reasons. Here’s what to look for to keep your vehicle shifting smoothly.



Transmission Flush vs Fluid Change: Which is Better?

Transmission flush

Is a flush or pan drop better when changing transmission fluid? Learn the pros and cons of each method.



8 Overlooked Vehicle-Maintenance Services

Vehicle maintenance

These often-overlooked vehicle-maintenance practices can not only help avoid expensive repairs, they can boost performance.



How Does a Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) Work?

DCT Transmission

A DCT transmission is like two manual transmissions working together. One gear shaft contains the even gears, and the other contains the odd-numbered gears.



More AMSOIL Products Available in the Award-Winning Easy-Pack

Sometimes an idea so great comes along it makes some wonder, “Why didn’t anyone think of this sooner?” Case in point: AMSOIL easy-packs.



Automatic Transmission Fluid & Manual Transmission Fluid: What’s the Difference?

Back in 2006, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) offered buyers the choice between an automatic and a manual transmission in 47 percent of new cars. By 2018, only 2 percent of vehicles sold had a manual transmission, according to edmunds.com.  Even with manual transmissions on the endangered species list, questions about automatic vs. manual transmission fluid

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What is a CVT Transmission?

CVT transmission

CVT transmissions are gaining popularity due to their efficiency. But you need to use a dedicated CVT transmission fluid to maximize performance and life.



What Kind of Transmission Fluid Do I Need?

How to Check Transmission Fluid

Finding out what kind of transmission fluid you need can be a challenge. Take a look at just a few of the dozens of automatic transmission fluid (ATF) specifications on the market:



How Often Should I Change Transmission Fluid?

How to Check Transmission Fluid

How often you should change transmission fluid depends on your vehicle and driving habits. That’s a cop-out. But, it’s true. Automatic-transmission-fluid-change recommendations vary from one original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to another. Plus, if your driving habits are like most motorists and fall under the “severe” designation (towing, hauling, daily short trips less than 10 miles,

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