Get your Vehicle Ready for Summer Road Trips

Is your vehicle ready for summer road trips? Don't spend your vacation broken down on the side of the road, hours from home. One of the first items to check off your list when planning your road trip is to prepare your car for the miles of open road ahead.


J&M’s Transmission Clinic has put together a vehicle safety checklist to help you pull off the perfect road trip that doesn’t end in costly vehicle repairs.


  • Check the fluids. Your vehicle runs on many different fluids including power steering fluid, oil, transmission fluid, windshield washer fluid, antifreeze and brake fluid.

  • Top off low fluids. It is good practice to keep extra bottles of each type in the trunk of your vehicle, in case of emergency.

  • Replace wipers. If your wipers aren’t adequately clearing your windshield without leaving streaks, it is time to replace them. Obstructions to vision are dangerous.

  • Have your brakes checked. If you are planning to put miles on your car, especially ones that involve elevation changes, it is crucial to make sure your brakes are at least 50 percent.

  • Have a vehicle tune up. If it has been awhile since your last vehicle maintenance service, schedule a free Utah transmission diagnostics.

  • Have your clutch checked. If you have a manual transmission, have your clutch serviced to prevent costly damages to your car.  

  • Check tire pressure. Uneven wearing of tread or balding tires can point to needing alignment or tire replacement. Check that the tires, as well as the spare, are inflated to the correct pressure.

  • Check lights. Make sure that the bulbs have not burned out in any exterior lights, especially brake lights. Getting a ticket for a broken tail light on your trip is not ideal!


Regular maintenance is the best practice in preventing major car problems when you least expect them. J&M’s Transmission Clinic offers free transmission diagnostics in order to ensure the health of your car before a road trip. If there are any issues, our highly skilled technicians provide cost effective, expert transmission and clutch repair in Utah to get your car back on the road without robbing from your vacation funds.



Get your Vehicle Ready for Summer Road Trips

Who We Are

It may seem like J&M's Transmission has been in business forever, but with so much history, the expert staff has accumulated a great deal of experience. The majority of Clayton's employees have been with J&M's Transmission for more than ten years and several for nearly 20 years. Not only are Clayton and his technicians experts in the shop but they continually enhance their knowledge and skills on the latest tools and techniques by regularly attending industry classes and seminars. J&M's Transmission technicians receive the latest education on all makes and models and are supplied with the most advanced tools and the diagnostic equipment to make sure that every vehicle is diagnosed and fixed properly and in a timely manner. "I have attended more auto mechanics classes and seminars than I can count," said Clayton.

J&M's Transmission goes beyond fixing transmissions and clutches, they are dedicated to satisfying the customer. In addition to providing great repair and rebuild work, J&M's Transmission also offers Free Diagnostic Analysis and Free Towing, when major repairs are required. J&M's Transmission also has convenient payment options. The loyalty and length of time that staff has worked for J&M's Transmission has formed a family oriented business. That family feeling extends beyond the staff to the customers. Clayton loves helping his customers and treats them like his family.

Clayton has always loved working on cars ever since he owned his first. He has valued hard work since 1969 when he got into the business cleaning floors at a shop in Salt Lake City and worked his way up to realize the own dream of owning his own business.

Next time you have questions or problems with your transmission or clutch, don't spend a lot of wasted time and money shopping for new parts, contact J&M's Transmission to have all your questions answered and find cost efficient solutions for you.

Customer Service Excellence Standard

  • Answering each transmission question; no matter how big or small
  • Explaining each step in terms you can understand
  • Fast, informative, and friendly service
  • Stress free experience

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