What We Offer

And About Our Team

Brad Delinger

President, CEO
Brad has spent over 20 years in the automotive industry and is an expert in his field. He has built his business on repeat customers and referrals because of his honesty and integrity. Brad is not only an expert in the automotive industry, but has a beautiful family and farm. He spends his off time fishing and hunting.

  • Transmission 80%
  • Clutches 85%
  • Customer Service 100%

John Turner

Lead Technician
John has over 15 years experience in the automotive industry. He has been at High Plains Transmission for over a decade. He is a trusted employee and is a certified technician. John is not only an expert in the automotive industry but is a gamer! He spends his off time with his family and gaming system.

  • Transmission 83%
  • Clutches 70%
  • Customer Service 80%

Tom Crowell

Technician
Tommy has been working for High Plains Transmission for several years now and is a trusted employee. He is a certified technician and is an expert on high performance vehicles. Tom’s passion is muscle cars and high performance parts. He loves putting together vehicles for speed.

  • Transmission 80%
  • Clutches 70%
  • Customer Service 80%

Driving Habits

1. Keep your car clean. Mud on the undercarriage can weigh a significant amount and slow you down.
2. Consolidate your daily trips and errands. This will also save you the cost of restarting your engine, which uses a lot of gas.
3. Avoid air conditioning when possible. However, when driving at higher speeds, having your windows open also creates drag.
4. Don’t throttle the gas or brake pedal! Sudden starts or stops use more gas than gradual changes in speed.
5. Don’t idle for too long. Turn off the engine if you anticipate a lengthy wait.
6. Limit car warm-ups in winter.
7. Clear out the trunk. More weight equals more drag.
8. Avoid high speeds. We know this is almost impossible to resist but you can improve your gas mileage by up to 15 percent driving at 55 mph rather than 65 mph.
9. Use overdrive. If your car is equipped with overdrive gearing use it as soon as your speed is high enough.
10. Use cruise control. Maintaining a constant speed is ideal for improving your gas mileage.

Maintenance Your Vehicle

1. Replace the spark plugs in your engine regularly. This way, the air and fuel mixture will burn cleaner and more efficiently.
2. Improve the intake/output system. By allowing gas to get in and exhaust out of your vehicle you will improve the vehicle’s overall performance and gas mileage.
3. Reduce friction. Use high-quality or synthetic motor oil.
4. Check your oil! Low oil makes your engine work harder.
5. Change your filters. Dirty filters can sometimes increase the amount of fuel your vehicle uses by as much as 10 percent.
6. Keep tires properly inflated and aligned. Check regularly to ensure your wheels are fully inflated and your alignment is good.
7. Get regular engine tune-ups and car maintenance checks. A lot can go wrong with a car. Damaged spark plugs or transmission problems can also contribute to poor gas mileage.
8. If you suspect a problem with your transmission, keep in mind that most transmission problems start out as small issues then escalate over time. Checking your car for a transmission repair in the early stages is best!

transmission repair service

Manual Transmissions

Some older import vehicles recommended periodic lube changes for their gearboxes, but no modern car or light truck requires it. The reason why is the oil stays relatively clean and runs fairly cool. Unlike the fluid in an automatic transmission that is being constantly churned (which generates heat) and contaminated by particles worn off the clutch plates, the fluid in a manual transmission or trans-axle has life very easy. So it usually lasts the life of the transmission.
The only reason you might change the fluid would be if you were experiencing hard shifting problems during cold weather. Most older rear-wheel drive transmissions use a heavy gear oil like 75W, 80W or 90W, which can get pretty stiff at subzero temperatures. Changing to a lighter oil may improve shifting.
If when you put the car in gear and nothing happens, it is certainly a sign that there is a problem with your transmission. Because many transmissions are controlled by computer electronics, it does not mean an overhaul or replacement transmission is the solution. Free Estimates are given for any transmission repair service!

Automatic Transmission

According to the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association, 90% of ALL transmission failures are caused by overheating. Most of these can be blamed on worn out fluid that should have been replaced. For optimum protection, change the fluid and filter every 30,000 miles. What kind of automatic transmission fluid should you use in your transmission? The type specified in your owner’s manual or printed on the transmission dipstick. For older Ford automatics and certain imports, Type “F” is usually required. Most Fords since the 1980s require “Mercon” fluid, which is Ford’s equivalent of Dexron II. For General Motors, Chrysler and other imports, Dexron II is usually specified.
Repair or replace the transmission? Deciding on which would be better for you depends on what is wrong with the transmission you have. If your transmission can be repaired with a minor repair or overhaul it can be more cost effective then replacing your transmission. We help you make the best choice possible after we inspect your transmission. Free Estimates are given for any transmission repair service and towing is available.

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