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Transmission

  • 3 Minutes a Month Can Save Your Transmission

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    When it comes to transmissions, your fluid level is essential. Too much or too little fluid can affect pressure, cooling abilities, and lubrication. In order to best care for your vehicle, it's important to know what to look for, so from our shop here at R.C. Bratcher, Inc here are a few tips. 

  • Common Transmission Issues

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    Though transmissions are generally reliable, there are a great number of issues that can develop with one. From R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, KY, here’s a general overview of the types of problems your transmission may develop, all of which we service and repair.

  • How are your transmission mounts?

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    Your transmission mounts keep your transmission in place and suppress vibrations coming from the drivetrain. How do you know when to replace them or when they’re going bad. At R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, KY, our goal is to educate you about your vehicle so that you can drive it safely and prolong its life. 

  • How To Prevent A Transmission From Overheating

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    At R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, KY, we know that the key to keeping a transmission reliable and in shape is taking care to prevent an issue in the first place. Here, well explore a condition which has a lot of potential to cause your transmission harm: overheating.

  • If You Have To Turn The Key More Than Once - You Might Have A Problem

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    At R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, KY, our goal is to help you understand your transmission a little better and keep your car, truck, or SUV reliably on the road. If you ever hit the key and your engine fails to turn over, whether it’s once a month, once a week, or every day, you’ve got the beginnings of an issue worth dealing with.

  • Is it time for a new transmission?

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    Is your car, truck, or SUV experiencing transmission failure? At R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, KY, we’re here to help. You have a variety of options as to how to handle your failed transmission and knowing your options will help you to make an informed decision.

  • Is Your Transmission Shuddering?

    close up of a transmission

    Transmissions may experience an array of issues, some more serious (or annoying) than others. Since transmissions play a vital role in the operation of your vehicle, it's important to know what to look out for. If your transmission is shuddering, here’s some advice from our team here at R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, KY.

  • JASPER - Good Enough for Racing

    At R.C. Bratcher, Inc we offer only the best products to our Owensboro, KY drivers, that’s why we are excited to partner with Jasper Engines and Transmissions. JASPER is known for its great transmissions, some of which are even used in NASCAR. The JASPER 4-Speed Transmission is currently being used by seventeen team/driver combinations during the 2020 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The 4-Speed transmission is also being used by ten team/driver combinations for the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series as well.

  • JASPER Expands their Chrysler Transmission Product Line

    Chrysler 68RFE

    Here at R.C. Bratcher, Inc , we are always striving to provide Owensboro, KY drivers with the highest quality products. That’s why we proudly work with Jasper Engines and Transmissions. JASPER is a leader in the nation for remanufacturing engines and drivetrain products at a price point that is affordable. Their latest offering is no exception. JASPER recently announced that they have expanded their remanufactured Chrysler 68RFE transmission product line. This remanufactured transmission is available for both 2WD and 4WD 2019 RAM 2500-3500 diesel applications.

  • JASPER has Expanded the Availability of the GM 6T70/6T75 Transmissions

    GM 6T70

    Jasper Engines and Transmissions is proud to announce their expanded availability of the remanufactures GM 6T70/6T75 FWD and AWD transmissions. These 6-speed transmissions are electronically controlled and are available for a variety of late-model GM vehicles. This expanded transmission line is now available for the 2013-2017 Enclave, Acadia, Traverse (3.6L FWD & AWD), Terrain, and Equinox (3.6L FWD); 2013 Equinox (3.6L AWD); 2013-2014 Terrain (3.6L AWD); 2013-2015 SRX (3.6L AWD), 2013-2016 XTS (3.6L FWD) and the 2014-2016 Impalas and Lacrosse (3.6L FWD).

  • JASPER Now Offers Turbocharger for Nissan Juke 1.6L Engine

    Turbocharger for Nissan Juke 1.6L Engine

    At R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, we are proud to partner with Jasper Engines and Transmissions as we are always looking for ways to provide our drivers with only the highest quality of service and products. JASPER recently announced the availability of a turbocharger for the 2011-2017 Nissan Juke that is equipped with a 1.6L engine.

  • JASPER Offers a Remanufactured Ford 6R140 Transmission

    6R140 Transmission

    Jasper Engines and Transmissions is proud to announce their expanded availability of the remanufactured Ford 6R140 RWD and 4WD transmissions. These 6-speed transmissions are electronically-controlled and are available for a variety of vehicles. This expanded transmission line is available for the 2015-2019 6R140 F250, F350 6.2L, and F350 6.7L (RWD & 4WD).

  • JASPER Transmissions Used in Racing

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    Here at R.C. Bratcher, Inc , we take pride in our work and that’s why we choose only the best of products for our customers. We already have faith in Jasper Engines and Transmissions because of the products they provide and the warranty that backs them up, but this latest news justifies our choice even more. There are thirty NASCAR® team/driver combinations in 2021 that are using the JASPER 4-Speed Transmission. Of those thirty team/driver combinations, eighteen are being used for the NASCAR® Cup Series and twelve are being used for the NASCAR® Xfinity Series.

  • Know When to Change Your Transmission Fluid

    transmission fluid being poured into car

    Our goal at R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, KY is to provide you with the best transmission service possible. One way we do that is by helping you understand a little more about your transmission and the way it works. Knowledge about your vehicle and its systems allow you to catch problems when they arise and deal with them appropriately, saving you money and easing some of the stress of car ownership. You probably already know how to check your oil, and when to change it. Checking and maintaining transmission fluid is something people tend to understand far less about, however. Here’s what you need to know.

  • Know Your Transmission's Warning Signs

    man broke down on side of road with car hood up

    At R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, KY, we’ve seen a lot of worn out and tired transmissions. How do you know if it’s time to replace yours?

  • Manual vs. Automatic. Which is More Efficient?

    Gear shift in car with manual transmission

    By now, it’s likely you’ve heard someone claim “manuals get better gas mileage than automatics.” While in the past this has certainly been true – driving an automatic was truly a sacrifice, dramatically affecting acceleration, reliability, and gas mileage – is it still the case in the modern era? R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, KY has the answers.

  • My Transmission is Slipping. Now What?

    hands turning a wrench on a car

    If your transmission is slipping, what are your options? As you’ve seen, a variety of issues can cause a transmission to slip. Likewise, repairs differ widely depending on the issue. Here are some steps you should take to make sure your repair is as simple and cost-effective as possible.

  • Prevent Your Transmission from Overheating

    man broke down on side of road with hands on head

    At R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, KY, we know that the key to keeping a transmission reliable and in shape is taking care to prevent an issue in the first place. Here, we’ll explore a condition that has a lot of potentials to cause your transmission harm; overheating.

  • Proper Maintenance for Your Transmission

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    At R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, KY, we see a lot of the same mistakes that cause a transmission to fail. With our help, you can avoid a preventable transmission failure and keep your car reliably on the road.

  • Taking Care of Your Transmission While Towing

    Your vehicle configuration determines how it should be properly towed to avoid transmission damage. Specifically, it matters if your vehicle is front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive and whether it’s an automatic or a manual. From the professionals at R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, KY, here’s how to tow your vehicle:

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