The “Stang”

Posted by on May 18, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Many years ago I managed a transmission shop in proximity to our present location. It was the day before the 4th of July and I was excited about having the opportunity to fur-low the crew for a 4-day weekend. Then married to a lovely, compassionate therapist, a combined family of 4 wonderful children, 2-dogs, a cat and perhaps 100-tropical fish. The extended weekend beckoned a siren’s song of barbecue, family time, great music and the possibility of rest and relaxation made me realize how lucky I really was. Back at the shop the crew had been instructed to not turn away any customers although we were permitted to close the shop at 2:00 providing all the work was completed. At about 2:00 the customers and employees had left and I was about to join my anxiously awaiting family at home. Closing out the books in the accounting office and poised to walk out the front door I heard someone enter the main office. It sounded like two people or a drunk speaking in a gravely voice. Emerging from the office, the urge to say, “We’re closed” crept into my consciousness. I feigned a warm smile and said, “Hi, I’m Jim, what can I do for you.” “MY NAME IS ROBERT YOUNG,” he said! Oh like on the TV show “Father Knows Best.” He retorted, “Yes, but without the money.” I laughed as he just stared at me. I was thinking he was drunk perhaps in preparation for the 4th of July so I adjusted my attitude and started talking myself out of being angry. When he said he had a Mustang my nervous anticipation  faded and I was overcome with both interest and compassion because I had restored many a “Stang” and loved Mustangs. “Can someone drive it and tell me what’s wrong with it.” I smiled and remembered my former wife arriving home from work both exhausted from her patients symptomatic idioms yet glowing with satisfaction for listening, understanding and often helping other people with their problems. “Let’s go,”I said. Robert slid into the passenger seat of the beautiful maroon colored 5.0 HO, automatic transmission Mustang. I checked the fluid level, looked for leaks, linkage alignment, engine for misfire or vacuum leaks, all good. Got behind the wheel, checked for engine lifts, exhaust noises and misfires, again all good. Robert reported the transmission was revving while going around a corner. One of the most frustrating things in service is being unable to duplicate a particular driving symptom. Holding true to that adage no revving or slipping occurred and my thoughts turned to anticipation of the upcoming weekend. As we rounded a curve Robert uttered, “I just give up”...

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Transmission Fluid Change Specials

Posted by on May 17, 2013 in Deal of the Day | 0 comments

Transmission service special with BG Fluids! The BG Transmission Service extends your transmission’s life, eliminates such problems as when a car “shudders” when shifting, and reduces overall maintenance costs. No matter what vehicle you drive, it’s always a good idea to perform this needed maintenance so that you avoid future costly expenses to repair your transmission.   $99.95 As an introductory service for BG Transmission Products, we are offering a fluid change with dextron-mercon (DM) type fluid. The service will remove up to half of the old fluid rejuvenating it with BG additive inspiring the transmission to withstand heat and wear better. $124.95 This is an Introductory BG service with dextron-mercon fluid and a high quality filter or screen. $179.95 This is where we use the BG Flush system, which utilizes a flushing agent (dextron-mercon fluid and BG additive) as a two part service, to clean out and clear the transmission. This service comes highly recommended, and is perfect for not only keeping a healthy transmission healthy, but for providing performance when it’s needed. $225.00 This is a full BG (DM) flush service with filter or screen replacement.   Please Note, there are specialty fluids that can be administered during service, however those are an additional cost. That being said, we’re always happy to recommend a service if you’re curious. We promise to always give you a fair price and service with a smile!     BG Fluid Services Features This service dissolves and suspends deposits in: Transmission, lines and cooler Valve body, torque converter and pan Filter element Rids all old fluid and suspended debris Installs new ATF Fortifies new fluid with: Seal conditioners Oxidation inhibitor Shift improvers Benefits After this service you’ll notice: Deposit prevention Smooth operating transmission Extended fluid life Copyright © FixMyTrans.com Be sure to check out our partners! Wilson Imports and Domestics RV Oasis Jim’s Mustangs and...

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