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Fleet Services

Ralph’s Transmissions offers fleet services in Sarasota, Florida. We aim to establish strong, lasting relationships with fleet owners to ensure that fleet vehicles run smoothly for as many miles as possible.

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Differential Repair

Since 1984, Ralph’s Transmissions has been servicing differentials in Sarasota, Florida. With decades of experience in the auto transmission industry, we harness our knowledge on every project that passes through our shop.

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Transmission Repair

Ralph’s Transmissions prides itself in providing the highest quality transmission repair in Sarasota. By using the highest quality parts and components in our transmission repair jobs, you can be confident that your vehicle will shift smoothly and effortlessly.

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Vehicle Diagnostics

If you suspect problems with you’re car’s transmission, it’s time to have an expert take a close look. A diagnostic inspection from Ralph’s Transmissions can help you avoid more costly repairs which could ensue as a result of the neglect of transmission problems.

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Transmission Repair

Transmission Repair

Ralph’s Transmissions is capable of handling transmission repair of all kinds.


Diagnostics

Diagnostics

A diagnostic inspection from Ralph’s Transmissions can help you avoid more costly repairs.

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Fleet Vehicles

Ralph’s Transmissions can help you create a plan for fleet maintenance.


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Differentials

Differentials problems will be diagnosed accurately and solved completely.

Blog

Nov 11 2016

19575031 - detail of gearbox gearsEach component of your car plays a uniquely vital role, even if you don’t understand too much about them. The transmission is one such part that is absolutely critical to your car’s wellbeing, so it’s important to understand how it works and the signs that it might need to be repaired. The more efficiently you are able to identify transmission problems, the easier and less expensive the repairs will be.

Basic Facts About the Transmission

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Oct 15 2016

cars-fleetElectricians, plumbers, internet providers, and other types of businesses rely upon a number of vehicles to transport their employees and serve their customers quickly and efficiently. Of course, those vehicles cannot run perfectly forever and need regular maintenance in order to remain fully functional. Rather than handling the management of so many cars personally, companies can take advantage of professional fleet management services that take on all of the responsibilities of maintenance and repairs.

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Sep 15 2016

46062486 - engineer  balancing  car wheel on balancer in workshopWithout reliable tires, your car won’t be getting very far. Tire manufacturers use many advanced methods to produce tires that will last years and years, but it’s up to you to complete the maintenance that will keep them in prime condition.

Alignment and Balance

When your care is aligned properly, your front and rear tires are suspended correctly, and this allows for ideal vehicle handling. Poor alignment can cause frustrating and damaging problems like irregular tire wear and crooked driving trajectory. Misalignment is most likely to occur after an accident or hitting a big pothole, so have it checked after any type of strong impact.

While alignment deals with suspension, balance relates to the way the tires are mounted. If one area is heavier or lighter than the rest, then the tire is off-balance and mounted incorrectly. It’s important to check for balance any time a tire is replaced or alignment is corrected, since poor balance can place too much stress on the tires and cause premature wear and tear.

Check Air Pressure

Would you ride a bike 10 miles on flat tires? Even if you tried, you’d need to use about 10 times the effort just to get the same distance as you could on inflated tires. This same principle applies to cars as well. When your tire air pressure is low, you suffer from poor gas mileage and loss of steering and cornering stability. On the other hand, if you overinflate your vehicles, you’ll place your tires at risk of premature damage. The correct air pressure is critical, so read your owner’s manual for the optimal PSI level and check tire air pressure once per month.

Rotation and Tread

Think about the strain the road places on your car tires every single time you drive. This pressure leads to tire wear, which is unavoidable. Rotation can extend the life of your tires by moving tires into different positions to help the tread wear evenly and thus keep the tire alive longer. Experts recommend rotation every 6,000 to 8,000 miles.

All it takes is a few simple measures of prevention to ensure that you get the maximum use out of your tires.

Aug 15 2016

44501544 - cartoon taxi business concept. flying vector car illustration. space background with stars. yellow rocket with checkers.

If you feel like the automotive world is starting to resemble the Jetsons’ recently, you’re not alone in that opinion. Self-driving cars have been enough to wrap your head around, and now the European airplane manufacturer Airbus is suggested that a legitimate self-driving flying taxi could soon be in development. What?! Here’s what you need to know.

According to the company’s announcement, “Airbus Group is harnessing its experience to make the dream of all commuters and travelers come true one day: to fly over traffic jams at the push of a button.” The idea sounds exciting, if not a bit questionable. How realistic is it for taxis to fly at random above traffic jams? Isn’t that merely a recipe for disaster?

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