Beware of Cheap Transmission Repair Price Quotes

By Mister Transmission

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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Customer Reviews
Frank and his team did...
Laura Swanson
Frank and his team did a great job on my 2013 Journey. I noticed a difference driving the car right away. The job was done on time, cost a little more than the original quote but doesn't everything these days. Would certainly return for any work required but hoping to not have to in the near future!!
Date: July 14, 2024
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Very honest people and great...
Jamie Stableforth
Very honest people and great work. Fixed a needle in a haystack issue on wife's Subaru. It's now running better than ever!
Date: July 13, 2024
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These guys were amazing. Diagnosed...
David Bonany
These guys were amazing. Diagnosed my issue in moments and had me back on the road. So grateful for mechanics with integrity. Thanks guys!!
Date: July 13, 2024
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Vehicle was making a weird...
Shania Mason
Vehicle was making a weird noise this morning when I started it (Saturday) & my usual mechanic is closed . I called them & was told to bring it in anytime today & they'd take a look & lemme know what it was. Brought it in & was seen immediately. Was told what the issue was & what needs to be done etc. at no charge. The gentlemen also told me that i shouldn't drive it this weekend ,which I'm thankful they did. Recommended me to a rental car company also as I had an event to get to this weekend. Thank you guys for your time & knowledge, you saved me a hefty tow bill plus some. 10/10 would recommend. Will be going back for my next oil change !
Date: July 13, 2024
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Wonderful costumer service, very helpful...
Martina Robertson
Wonderful costumer service, very helpful and no pressure. I definitely recommend getting your transmission done here
Date: July 12, 2024
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Replace my whole transmission a...
Chris Haney
Replace my whole transmission a few days early. Did an excellent job, very kind and informative. Highly recommend.
Date: July 12, 2024
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I recently had a great...
Dave Malda
I recently had a great experience with Mr. Transmission, where Wes provided an honest and transparent assessment of my transmission issues. He was super helpful, diagnosing a strange problem with expertise. Wes went the extra mile, ultimately saving me a lot of money. Highly recommend their services! Thank you again!! Dave.
Date: July 12, 2024
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Finally got around to doing...
Carol Simon
Finally got around to doing this review and everyone seems to be saying the same thing I was going to say. They are professional. They do great work. They give great advice about what options you have and which option is best for you, and they are honest about it. No one wants to ever be in the position to get a transmission replaced/repaired, but if you are, this would be the place to do it and rest assured it will be done well -- in my experience and opinion based on the work that was done for us. In our case, Mr. Transmission actually came to the rescue. And by that I mean, we were going to be low-key scammed by another "brand name" service provider. After we escaped the trap, we found Mr. Transmission. I am not going to call out that service provider because they actually did great work for us in the past, so we forgive that 'blunder'/misdiagnosis. I think my husband eventually suspected/decided it had to be the transmission or whatever the case was [and he was obviously right], but when he called Mr. Transmission, he spoke with Luke. I don't really like to use names in reviews, but his name has already been mentioned and it is true that he is professional and reassuring and helpful and so on... It was mainly because of him we decided that this was the place we were going to receive the right help. The minute I overheard him on the phone with my husband, I thought to myself, "We are going to receive the right help." And I was right. Don't ask me how I know. I just know these things. Not sure if this Luke is a mechanic as well or even if he was the one that worked on the van, [didn't ask and not relevant for this review] but he is a perfect example of why I place 'customer service' most times even above product quality and delivery and ovi the product/service delivered was A+, but customer service is almost always number 1 in my books and this experience proves why. Thanks to Luke, we are now happy we made the choice to use Mr. Transmission. And thanks to whoever worked on our van as well. Whenever I decide to give a good review of any company it is because in my books they deserve an A or an A+ and this one gets an A+.
Date: July 12, 2024
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All the Positive reviews are...
Sai Sagar
All the Positive reviews are indeed true❤️ Kris is a gem of a Person, profoundly knowledgeable and Genuinely humble!! Kudos to him and this entire team, they are the best!!!
Date: July 11, 2024
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Friendly guys that helped look...
Dylan Higgins
Friendly guys that helped look at my car today regarding transmission issues
Date: July 11, 2024
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