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What NOT to do when you have transmission problems

Don’t Let Just Any “Car Guy” Try To Fix It

Automotive transmissions are perhaps one of the most complex systems in your vehicle.  Do not just let anyone work on it.  Unless the mechanic has extensive experience in working with transmissions, he or she may do more harm than good and cost you a lot more in the long run.  Most general auto repair shops do not have the mechanics and tools to properly fix your vehicle’s transmission.

Don’t Have Anyone Install A Used Transmission From A Junkyard Or Out Of Another Vehicle That Has Not Been Evaluated By A Transmission Repair Professional

Transmission failure is partially a function of age, mileage and usage. There is no way to tell if that used transmission has been abused or how many miles it really has on it. In addition, it may not be an exact match with yours leading to all types of control problems especially with today’s sophisticated electronic transmissions.

Don’t Be Misled By (Seemingly) Complex Terminology

Customers are many times led to believe that they are purchasing a “NEW” transmission when, in reality, it is either re-manufactured, rebuilt, reconditioned, or repaired with new parts. While the transmission may be new to their vehicle it is, in most cases, not new. Brand new transmissions would cost outrageous amounts of money and are hardly ever installed by anyone, even new car dealers.

Don’t Go Back To The New Car Dealer

Unless the vehicle is still under the manufacturer’s original warranty. Transmission Depot of Dallas can provide service under most “Extended Warranty Plans”. We can usually perform necessary repairs and services more quickly and with the peace of mind in knowing the work is being done by professionals who specialize in transmissions.

Don’t allow anyone to install a remanufactured, rebuilt, reconditioned, or repaired transmission in your vehicle without first performing diagnostic checks to determine if such an extensive operation is even necessary.

Don’t Shop For Prices Over The Phone.

The first thing many customers ask is “How much for a transmission?” At that point most don’t even know if they need one. Would you want to pay for a transmission you don’t need?

Many transmission shops invite vehicle owners to bring in the vehicle for an inspection.  This is not (typically) a sales pitch to get you to commit.  Since there are a wide variety of issues related to transmission problems, in most instances, a quote can only be given after a thorough inspection.

Don’t Trade Your Car In Just Because It Has A Transmission Problem

If the car is in good condition having the transmission repaired can be a much more cost effective solution than committing to the long-term investment in a replacement vehicle.  Even if you decide to trade it in at a later date, a car with a properly functioning transmission will bring a lot more than one that has a problem. So the investment you make to repair it can easily bring you a good return.  A properly repaired transmission will often increase the life of your vehicle by years.

Don’t Add Store Bought Transmission Fluid Additives

Always check with a professional transmission shop before adding anything.  The automotive transmission is a complex system and adding “quick-fix” products can often cause more problems than they are designed to fix.

Don’t Let General Auto Repair Mechanics Experiment With Your Transmission
Only Certified Transmission Experts will have the equipment, tools and experience to diagnose and repair your automotive transmission properly. The internet is littered with stories from upset customers who go through the circus of trying to get a transmission repaired “on the cheap”. A good general repair mechanic should recommend that you see a transmission professional.

Don’t Bring Your Transmission Problem To A “Fly By Night” Repair Shop
If you want to be assured of accurate diagnosis and top quality service bring it to the transmission shop with over 25 years of serving vehicle owners in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex – Transmission Depot of Dallas.

The Transmission Repair Experts
  • ASE Certified Technicians
  • Mitchell Certified
  • All makes and models
  • Automatic and manual transmissions
  • Foreign or domestic
The Master Transmission Advantage
  • Free electronic diagnostic testing and analysis
  • Free local towing available
  • 36,000 mile transmission warranty
  • Extended vehicle warranties accepted