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Why Is My Car Hard To Shift In Cold Weather?

By | January 6th, 2015|Auto Repair Articles, Powertrain|

Hard shifting in cold weather can often be corrected simply by replacing the transmission fluid with a lighter oil. In some cases you may have to use different oil in the summer and winter to provide adequate protection while enabling it the transmission shift properly. Transmission Services Your local Cottman [...]

Car Makes Noise While Engine Is Running

By | January 6th, 2015|Auto Repair Articles, Powertrain|

Maybe not; it could be something as simple as low power steering fluid. A few ounces of fluid and the noise may go away. On the other hand, where did the fluid go? There could be a leak in the power steering system. Or maybe it’s not being caused by [...]

Does My Car Need A New Clutch? – Signs Of A Bad Clutch

By | January 6th, 2015|Auto Repair Articles, Powertrain|

There are a few conditions that could indicate your car’s clutch is worn out: One is a clutch chatter when accelerating from a stop. Another is a slip when accelerating; you’ll hear the engine rev up but the car won’t be moving any faster. Transmission Problem Services Of course, these [...]

Why Does My Car Make Noise When I Turn?

By | January 6th, 2015|Auto Repair Articles, Powertrain|

While there are a few different possibilities for the noise you’re describing, the most likely cause is a worn front axle bearing. Turning the wheel loads the bearing, so that’s when it usually makes noise. Axle Repair Your local Cottman center can check your car and pinpoint the exact cause [...]

By | January 6th, 2015|Auto Repair Articles, Powertrain|

What you’re probably hearing with that clicking sound is a worn out Constant Velocity joint, or CV-joint. And, while it’s not serious right now, if ignored it could eventually fail entirely and leave you stranded. CV Joint Service Your local Cottman center will be happy to check your car’s CV-joints, [...]