Beware of Cheap Transmission Repair Price Quotes

What will it cost you to get your transmission repaired? There’s no way any mechanic or technician can definitively determine what the final price will be by discussing it over the phone

The cost to repair, rebuild, or replace a transmission in any vehicle can be costly, but the final price depends on many factors that are impossible to determine with a quick discussion on the phone.

Owning an automobile has never been cheap. It’s even more expensive now because of the sophisticated electronic sensors and computers onboard modern vehicles. Such sophistication reaps many benefits, but it comes at a cost: a car’s engine control unit governs everything from fuel efficiency and emissions to throttle position and gear shifting, and it can make repair work complicated, and sometimes, expensive.

What’s This Going to Cost?

It’s because of the complex and complicated nature of modern transmission repairs that a technician can’t give you an accurate price on a repair before inspecting the vehicle. The computers installed in today’s automobiles are reaching exceptional levels of intricacy. Any suggestion to the contrary by a technician you talk to over the phone is pure guesswork.

Nobody likes costly surprises when it comes to repairing their automobile. It’s understandable that most motorists would want a set price before taking their vehicle to a transmission shop. The problem is transmissions today are more complex than the first manned lunar lander.

The Bait-and-Switch

There’s a time-honoured form of fraud in the retail or business world. It’s known as the “bait-and-switch”, and it involves enticing customers to enter a store (or in this case, a transmission repair shop) wooed by a product or service at an incredibly low price. Once there, the customer discovers the price for the product or service in question is, in fact, much higher (aka, the “switch”). Although this tactic is illegal under the Competition Act, it still happens all too frequently in the auto repair industry. In other words, caveat emptor! (Let the buyer beware).

At Mister Transmission, we don’t give our customers price quotes over the phone, because we can’t. No one can. That’s why we offer a free 21 Point Multi-Point Inspection of your transmission and a road test of your vehicle. We want to be able to tell you with certainty, and at no charge, that you either do or do not have an internal transmission problem.

Visit a Mister Transmission location nearest you to book a service appointment and, if your vehicle requires a transmission repair, a realistic price on what it will cost to fix it.

If you feel you have a problem with your transmission, do yourself a  favour and please contact your local Mister Transmission and book an  appointment for our FREE 21-Point Multi-Check Inspection.

Visit your nearest Mister Transmission location today!

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  • 6016 Almon St.
  • Halifax, NS
  • B3K 1T8
  • 902-702-7022

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