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Serving Manatee and Sarasota Counties

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.



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


Fleet Vehicles

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



Differentials problems will be diagnosed accurately and solved completely.


Mar 21 2015

dreamstime_xs_17092629A differential is a type of simple planetary gear that consists of a drive shaft as the input and two drive wheels as the outputs. The differential has the property that angular velocity of the carrier is the mean average of the angular velocities of the annular and sun gears.

There are two basic types of differentials

Epicyclic/planetary differential: This differential uses an epicyclic gearing to split and asymmetrically apportion torque between the rear and the front axles. In some vehicles, an epicyclic differential interconnects the engine, motor generators and the drive wheels. The advantage of an epicyclic differential is that it is relatively compact along the axis length (the sun gear shaft).

Spur gear differential. This differential is composed of spur gears only. It is made of two equally sized spur gears, one for each half shaft, with a gap between them. There is a rotating carrier on the same axis as the two shafts. Torque from a transmitter rotates this carrier.

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Mar 17 2015

transmissionPerhaps the most dreaded words to come out of any mechanic’s mouth would be: “Your transmission needs work.” A vehicle’s transmission can be one of the most expensive elements to repair, and of course it is not something a driver can just ignore!

If you find yourself needing transmission work, you want to know you can trust and rely on the transmission specialist doing the job.

Look for a business that has been around for a while. Especially if your car is an older model, you want someone who has dealt with a lot of transmissions over the years. A long standing business will be able to offer

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Mar 03 2015

dreamstime_xs_17092629Maintaining a business fleet of vehicles is a big job, and a smart business owner will partner with the right professionals to get that job done. A comprehensive vehicle management program with the right company can keep your fleet fit for duty!

Think for a moment of all the maintenance that a simple personal vehicle requires, from oil changes and fluid refills to replacement of wiper blades and blinker bulbs, on up to the more serious mechanical maintenance, it is no wonder that professional fleets often go neglected. Multiply all that maintenance by many vehicles, and it’s quite a job.

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Feb 19 2015

dreamstime_xs_13405413There is no doubt that transmission repair jobs can cost you a fortune. It is true that transmissions problems are unavoidable, but you can take the necessary steps to ensure your car’s transmission lasts longer than it would have before. Keeping this in mind, here are a few things you will need to keep in mind in order to extend the life of your car’s transmission.

Drive Properly!

Let’s be real, you are not participating in a drag race and neither are you competing in a NASCAR championship.  Apart from following the rules, you will need to take great care of your car at the same time. This means you will have to leave the lever at ‘P’ when you park and using the shift level rather than the breaks even if you are at a traffic light.  Moreover, be wary of your surroundings and avoid speeding to prevent instances where you will need to slam on the brakes.

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