Part one of a four-part series on transmission repair in Mesa explores transmissions in Ford vehicles.
Ford Vehicles and Transmission Repair
Fords, as a rule, use automatic transmissions, unless they are a sport car such as some Mustang models. Ford Motor Company (also known as simply Ford) is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. In the past it has also produced heavy trucks, tractors and automotive components. Ford owns small stakes in Mazda of Japan and Aston Martin of the United Kingdom. [READ MORE]
Ford produces both cars and trucks, with it’s Taurus and F-150 being examples, respectively. Ford Motor Company also makes even more diverse vehicles such as buses, formula one race cars, heavy duty trucks, tractors, and Indycars, none of which you’re very likely to see at a transmission repair shop in the Mesa area. Ford has been a pioneer in the automobile industry, and has even embraced new fuel technologies such as electric, natural gas, hybrid vehicles, and fuel cells.
Ford Automatic Transmissions and How They’ve Changed
Ford automatic transmissions like their counterparts in other vehicles, have changed significantly over time. They used to be essentially a box with just gears, tubes, and fluid. Now, however, they include sophisticated sensors, microchips, and computer modules as well. Because of this level of sophistication, make sure that your auto mechanic knows how to work on a Ford transmission as well as other transmission types.
Automobiles have come a long way from something that could be worked on in someone’s carport or garage. Now, because of their sophistication and the fact that they can be easily damaged by someone who only has a partial grasp on transmission repair means that you really should seek the help of a professional facility.