4 Misconceptions About Transmission Repair

December 13, 2021 | By Mister Transmission

4 Misconceptions About Transmission Repair

If you think your transmission might need a repair, or you’re just curious about how it works, here are four misconceptions about transmission repair.

1. You Don’t Need To Go To A Special Transmission Shop For Transmission Repair.

Some drivers find it odd that there are entire businesses that are devoted to transmission repair. Why not get your transmission fixed at the same garage where you get new tires or brake service? While there are all-service auto garages out there that have great technicians who can repair transmissions, it’s a much safer bet to take your vehicle into a specialized shop for transmission repair. Put your faith in the experts.

Transmissions are incredibly intricate components. Actually, a transmission is an intricate set of components that all work in cooperation to transfer power from your engine to your axles. A small problem in one area of your transmission can throw everything else off. Precise expertise is required to properly examine, evaluate, and repair transmissions.

2. You Have To Go To Your Dealership For Transmission Repair.

A dedicated transmission shop is preferable to a dealership for transmission maintenance and repairs for the same reason that a dedicated transmission shop is better than a general service auto shop. With transmissions, you simply need expert advice. At Mister Transmission, we even have a mechanic and dealership referrals program.

3. If Your Transmission Is Really Damaged, You Should Just Replace It With A New One.

This misconception is based on the idea that, for a sufficiently damaged transmission, the easiest and simplest thing to do is to replace that transmission with an entirely new one. At Mister Transmission, we often advise against this. The problem here is that these “new” transmissions are actually usually refurbished. Furthermore, all the parts within the transmission have unknown provenance. You could be replacing your transmission with one that is also problematic.

At Mister Transmission, we provide transmission overhauls. This is a lengthy but thorough process. We remove the transmission from the vehicle and dismantle it. We inspect every part and either clean and inspect it or replace it. We also replace some parts as a matter of course, such as bands and other friction surfaces.

4. CVTs Require More Repair Than Other Transmissions.

Continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) are a relatively new type of automatic transmission. Many people bring their CVT vehicles in for inspection early on after purchasing it. But this is not because CVTs are prone to problems. Some drivers are simply unused to the regular noises CVTs make and think something must be wrong.

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At Mister Transmission, we can perform any transmission repair you need. To learn more, please contact us. Please note that we have a comprehensive COVID-19 policy to keep everybody safe.

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Matt and his team are a breathe of fresh air to work with after years of headaches with untrustworthy mechanics & shops. I drive a lifted truck and had my transmission replaced here a few months ago and I've had nothing but great, honest service since my very first phone call with Matt. I usually do all my own maintenance but I felt so confident, I've taken my truck here 4/5 times since (unrelated issues) even sometimes for little things that I could fix myself, just because I trust them to do a thorough job and give me all the details step by step. ALSO, As someone whos had issues with mechanics "Joy Riding" their vehicles before I was ecstatic to see that Matt & his team take extreme care when test driving vehicles (hidden dashcam, so its not because they noticed they were being watched)This is the first ever review I've written for anything, ever. So rest assured the service at Mr. Transmission on Bath Road had to have been pretty awesome for me to leave this.Thanks guys hopefully I don't ever see you again LOL
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great work done there
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David Branicky
Dealt with Ken on two seperate occasions and both times he was honest and very helpful.Once I brought my 2003 Dodge Caravan in where I could not drive forward after a hard stop but after a few seconds it would start driving again. So I thought my transmission was starting to give up and would eventually need to be replaced but it turned out to be as simple as my transmission fluid level was low. So once he topped it up I never had that issue again and drove the van another 80k before selling it.
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Michael Cormier
I called this shop about 3 years ago when my 2010 Pontiac G5 needed a new clutch , I spoke with Jason and his price quote was $500.less than any of the other transmission repair shops I had called for quotes . The turnaround was quick and the repair was done for the quoted price and within the time they said it would take , I was extremely pleased ! When my check engine light came on last night and the cars engine power was reduced I called the shop this morning (Friday of a long weekend) and spoke with Jen , they were able to do a diagnostic test and reset , I got my car back within 3 hours when I asked how much they said no charge ! these guys and gals are the best and very trustworthy ! 10 out of 10 stars , Mike in Toronto
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Want to repair transmission of your car, visit this place. A known place for transmission repairs or replaces.
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Michael Marcus
Gus is truly one of a kind. Unfortunately over the last year I have gotten to know him better than I hoped for! My truck first needed a new transmission, then we had a catalytic convertor stolen, and just now had a belt that needed replacement. He has helped us out of a bind and every time I have dealt with him, he has been honest, up front and given us fair pricing with great workmanship. I highly recommend Gus and the boys for their speedy resolutions and helpful advice. My business couldn't survive without him. Well done and hope to see you soon or not! Thanks, Michael Adjustable Beds Plus
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The service at Mr Transmission in Peterborough is awesome.They are professional and courteous, their prices are reasonable. I highly recommend this business for any of your service needs.
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The guys at the Richmond Hill location have over 100 years of combined experience. They work on everything from my 2021 Navigator to my 71 cutlas convertible. You don't let just anyone work on your classic. Gary and the fellas know what their doing and they do it with honesty and kindness and fair pricing. Sadly, when the property is converted to highrise, it may be the end of Mr. Transmission in Richmond Hill and that will be a very sad day for me and all my vehicles. Thank you for over 50 years of service to the community, Gary.Carmine Perrelli
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