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Auto Transmission Repairs - What Every Driver Should Know

by Brian England on Tue, Jul 22, 2014

You can expect your car's transmission to last for 200,000 to 300,000 miles, but some maintenance may be required. Check out this video to find out what you should know about your car's transmission.

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Topics: transmission, automotive, changing transmission fluid, auto transmissions

7 Common Repair Problems Mini Cooper Owners Face

by Brian England on Mon, Feb 03, 2014

Mini Coopers can be great fun to drive, but sometimes problems do crop up.  This covers the seven most common problems we run across in servicing Mini Coopers.

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Topics: Mini, Mini Cooper, transmission, water pump, radiator support, VVT, power steering pump, clutch, variable valve timing, thermostat, timing chains, problems, issues

Should I Own a Car with a Continuously Variable Transmission?

by Brian England on Mon, Nov 19, 2012

Believe it or not, it was Leonardo da Vinci that conceptualized a stepless, continuously variable transmission (CVT) back in the 15th century.  Then, in the 1950's it was a Dutch company that mass produced a car with a CVT. But what about now?  Should you buy a car with CVT?  Or perhaps you are asking -- "Do I have a car with a  CVT?"  -- Or maybe you're even wondering, "What is a CVT?"

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Topics: transmission, continuously variable transmission, CVT, lifetime transmission fluid, cost of transmission replacement

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