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Why is it Important to Flush my Automatic Transmission?

Why is it Important to Flush my Automatic Transmission?

       We get this question all the time; “Do I really need to change my transmission fluid?”. Well, if you want your transmission to operate at peak performance and prevent wear, then yes, it is very important. Draining and refilling the fluid is always an option, but there are several advantages to flushing the transmission that you won’t get with a simple drain and refill. Most transmissions hold around 9 quarts of fluid. When the drain plug is removed, you will only remove about 3 of the 9 total quarts. This means to effectively change the fluid you would have to drain and refill the transmission several times to ensure all of the old fluid is removed. At Good’s Auto Service, we have a machine that is attached to the transmission cooler lines. A cleaning agent is added prior to service to help break down sludge and gunk that has built up in the transmission system. The machine then runs new fluid through the entire system, which pushes a ... read more

What is considered a proper Tire Repair?

What is considered a proper Tire Repair?

The days of simply punching a plug through your tire when it picks up a nail or screw are long behind us. Not only is it considered a temporary repair, it is also unsafe to drive on as well. Here at Good’s Auto Service, Lititz, 17543, we remove the tire from the rim and patch the tire from the inside. This patch is adhered to the tire with vulcanizing cement, and then coated in a repair sealant to ensure no air can push its way under the patch. Performing a tire repair in this manner makes the repair permanent, meaning you don’t need to worry about the plug leaking in the future. In fact, each tire is able to have two tire repairs in this way. If a third tire repair is required, according to the state, it would need to be discarded and replaced with a new one. A puncture can only be repaired if the injury is within the treads. If the puncture is on the shoulder or the sidewall the tire must be discarded. If you would like us to determine if your tire is repairable or n ... read more