Transmission Service,

November 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Barr Transmission in Seattle Washington offers expert transmission service, repair, and rebuilding as well as a full range of bumper to bumper and top to bottom automotive repair. We can handle everything from tune-ups and oil changes to complete transmission rebuilding or replacement. We can handle all kinds of domestic, foreign, 4 x 4′s (4WD […]

Many times transmission problems are not serious

November 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

  Many times transmission problems are not as serious as they seem. Most of today’s vehicles have transmissions that are computer controlled. Many times these computer controlled transmissions only need to be serviced or simply have a wire connector cleaned or repaired. Before any transmission repairs are done, a trained technician must interface with the […]

Auto Repair: The Top Ten Mistakes Made By Your Mechanic

September 22, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Number One: Not confirming the concern. Confirming a repair concern is a basic diagnostic principle frequently overlooked. To fix a problem, the first thing one must do is recognize it. Number Two: Insufficient Road Testing. The importance of a thorough road test (even for an oil change) is well documented in automotive training manuals. Yet, […]

Car Repair Prices: Why Your Oil Change Is Never “Just An Oil Change”

September 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

For a repair shop, there is little profit in the $29.95 oil change. By the time a shop pays its technician, pays for the oil, the filter, and the hazardous waste disposal fees, there’s no money left. This low profit margin is worsened by the extremely competitive “Quick Lube” business, which forces local repair shops […]

Car Repair Prices: There Are No Honest Mechanics!

September 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

I enjoy reading the tips and suggestions on finding an honest or good mechanic. These can be found on various government and consumer websites, and in a variety of auto repair articles. I think the same guy wrote all the suggestions, and for all 50 states! You’ll be advised to check around by word of […]

6 Simple Steps To Avoiding Expensive Car Repairs

September 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Quite often, a visit to the car repair shop can be even more painful than a visit to your dentist.  Perhaps physical pain it’s involved, but some car repairs can leave your wallet feeling pretty empty and you with a bad taste in your mouth.  The best way to avoid costly repairs is to take […]

Auto Repair: How Can They Screw Up An Oil Change?

September 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

“It’s all about beating the clock.” This quote comes from a wise old service manager, advising me on how to maximize my income as a flat-rate technician. If you have ever wondered why your car doesn’t get fixed correctly, or all your concerns weren’t addressed, you can blame, in part, the flat-rate pay structure. Flat-rate […]

Transmission Basics

April 1, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

The modern automatic transmission is by far, the most complicated mechanical component in today’s automobile. Automatic transmissions contain mechanical systems, hydraulic systems, electrical systems and computer controls, all working together in perfect harmony which goes virtually unnoticed until there is a problem. This article will help you understand the concepts behind what goes on inside […]

Keeping your Automatic Transmission Alive!

March 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

How to keep the automatic transmission alive How often to change transmission fluid • How to use the overdrive • How not to damage the transmission Note, the information contained in this guide is for educational purposes only and cannot substitute for the advice of professional mechanic or authorized dealer. Different cars have different requirements; […]