At some point, while waiting for your tank to fill up, you’ve probably wondered what the difference is between the choices of gasoline at the pump. Typically, you see three buttons, with a number between 85 and 98, in ascending order and ascending prices. These numbers are octane ratings, which you probably know; but what is an octane rating, really?

4x4 Label on a Vehicle

These days, many four-wheel-drive systems are electronically controlled - a button is pushed to engage four-wheel-drive, which activates a solenoid in the transfer case, shifting it into gear. What happens when yours stops working? TAG Automotive Repair in Flagstaff, AZ has the answers.

gear shift on a vehicle

There are many parts and systems outside of the car’s transmission that is equally as important as the parts and systems inside the transmission. Without them, the transmission won’t do much. There’s no way to transfer power from the engine to the shafts, disengage it to shift the gears, or power the differential without them. Just in case you need us, at TAG Automotive Repair in Flagstaff, AZ, we can help keep your transmission in top shape, but here’s what you need to know.

driveshaft carrier bearing

At TAG Automotive Repair in Flagstaff, our goal is to keep your car, truck, or SUV shifting and riding as smoothly as it did the day it rolled off the lot. A big part of that is the mounting hardware that keeps the moving parts in your drivetrain running smooth.

mechanic working on car

Once you know what's in your transmission, and what’s connected to it, it’s much easier to understand how it works. Let's take a look at how it all comes together. At TAG Automotive Repair in Flagstaff, AZ, we want to make sure you know how your car works so you can keep it in great condition.

torque converter

If you drive a lightweight car, truck, or SUV, the torque converter you have installed is probably just fine. For those of you with more heavy-duty applications, like high horsepower setups or towing rigs, the stock converter may not be enough. At TAG Automotive Repair in Flagstaff, AZ, we can help you determine if your torque converter is right for the job you need to be done. 

3-D blueprint of car with a physical engine in it

Has the day finally come to replace your engine? If your engine is tired, worn out, and problematic, we can help at TAG Automotive Repair. First, let's take a look at remanufactured engines; what they are, what ‘remanufactured’ means and why they’re a great way to give your car a new life.

differerential

At TAG Automotive Repair in Flagstaff, we know that maintenance and repair can go a long way toward keeping your trucks on the road. We also know that sometimes, things have to be replaced altogether. The rear end, or differential, isn’t a component that needs to be replaced often; but when it does, a new one will make your truck feel like new.

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