Five Reasons Your Check Engine Light Might be On

The check engine light in our cars can make drivers uneasy, especially when you don’t know why it has turned on. Here are the most common reasons why that pesky little indicator has lit up to ruin your day. Oxygen (O2) Sensor This part measures the amount of unburned oxygen in your car’s exhaust system…. Read more »

Filters – Fuel, Air and Oil, but What About Cabin?

Every automobile is made up of so many components it can be easy to overlook a part that needs to be repaired or replaced. This is especially true when there aren’t any obvious signs that something is wrong with your vehicle. One area of most cars that often gets ignored is the cabin air filter…. Read more »

Check Us Out in GEARS Magazine!

It’s always nice to get recognized by your peers, and in the latest issue of GEARS Magazine, Builder’s Transmission has been acknowledged for one of our local programs, as well as our interesting history that has led to us standing as the business we are today. Nowadays, it’s getting hard for local automotive shops to… Read more »

Top Five Transmission Repair Needs

The most common and problematic breakdowns with our cars are often issues with the transmission. The worst part about these failures is that they can have multiple reasons for malfunctioning, which can also lead to a big headache for car owners as we work to discover the source of the issue to fix it completely… Read more »

Another Year, Another Angie’s List Super Service Award

We had another really great year in 2015 at Builders Transmission thanks to all of our customers, and we are pleased to announce that we’ve received Angie’s List’s Super Service Award for 2015. This is our third year in a row receiving this award, and we are so proud of this recognition of our high-quality… Read more »

Tips for Driving Safely on Slick Roads

It’s that time of the year when slick roads occur. It doesn’t matter who you are or how experienced (or inexperienced) a driver you deem yourself to be – accidents can easily occur when roads are wet, slick, flooded, icy or snowy. So what’s there to think about when you’re faced with slick roads? Obviously… Read more »

Moving Back to School? Get A U-Haul!

With the semester coming to an end in colleges across the country, many students will be taking their last exams and heading home for a short holiday break. However, when many come back they won’t be living where they were before. Things often change between semesters, including living situations. If you plan on moving to… Read more »

Keep Your Car Running Longer With Preventative Maintenance

Did you know that Americans are keeping their cars longer than ever before? As of 2015, the average age of a vehicle being driven on the roads and highways of this great country is 11.5 years according to published reports from IHS Automotive. That’s up from 2009 when the average vehicle age was 9.4 years…. Read more »

Basic Facts About Automatic Transmissions

This offers a little information that applies to everyone about their car or truck. The automatic transmission should be serviced at regular intervals, if maximum operational economy is to be realized. Industry authorities recommend that the fluid and the filter (if it’s a “disposable type”) should be changed every 3 years or 36,000 miles- whichever… Read more »

How to Check Engine Oil

Place your car at the level spot. Stop the engine. Wait for a while to let the engine oil to pour down to the oil pan. Pull the engine oil dipstick. If you don’t know where is the engine oil dipstick, check your owner’s manual, usually it has a bright handle saying “engine oil”. Wipe… Read more »