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.

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Customer Reviews
Call Mel for any transmission...
Denise Larre
Call Mel for any transmission work that you need done. Him and his crew will take care of you! Very Professional, called and kept me informed and answered any questions I had! I would go back there and highly recommend it! I can’t thank them enough for getting my precious car running again!
Date: September 24, 2020
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I went into Mister Transmission...
Paul Roy
I went into Mister Transmission to have what I thought was a Transmission problem. It wasn't but they found the issue in no time being a transfer case and right front axel. Only the work required was performed. Could't be happier.
Date: September 23, 2020
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Very helpful owner and staff....
Dharmesh Patel
Very helpful owner and staff. Also very knowledgeable. Thanks
Date: September 23, 2020
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Great place
Dan Savage
Great place
Date: September 23, 2020
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Went off-roading and had my...
Mike Uetz
Went off-roading and had my Jeep fall into a giant mud hole that ruined the engine. Decided to take my Jeep to Off-road addiction in St Thomas who were going to do an engine swap. After 2+ months, they weren't able to complete the work nor figure out the issue. They said to take it into a dealership. Dealership quoted me $10k for a new transmission. Was recommended to checkout Mister Transmission and I wish I knew about them sooner.Pete was awesome to work with, he explained everything that was wrong, documented it and took pictures. Previously the engine and transmission weren't seated properly and had cracked the transmission pump. These guys were able to rebuild my transmission, put in a new transmission pump, seat the engine and transmission properly, and have the whole thing running properly with the quoted estimate in both cost and time. I was completely amazed by how quickly they were able to fix my issues.This is the only shop I'll take my Jeep in for any work done in the future. Last year I had my gear and pinion swapped from 3.23 to 4.56, again with flawless work and 0 issues.100/10 recommend you take your vehicle here for any servicing needs. These guys know their stuff and I'm happy to throw money at them any time I need work done.
Date: September 23, 2020
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Good service, decent prices.
Jake A
Good service, decent prices.
Date: September 23, 2020
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I called Georgio and told...
Megan Wood
I called Georgio and told him that I was having an error message on my transmission. I brought my car to his shop and he diagnosed the problem. He told me that I should take my car to the dealership (Ford) as the issue should be covered under an extended warranty. Luckily, it was covered under warranty. Georgio did not charge me anything for the diagnosis and was very honest, professional, and kind. I would recommend him to anyone! Thanks again Georgio!!
Date: September 22, 2020
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Steve and his team did...
Henry Ram
Steve and his team did my Transmission on my 2013 ford focus se, they did a great job and their timing for the part to be there for them was right on time. I am proud to tell anyone that ask or in need of repair to just contact Steve and his team at Mr Transmission. Thanks again to Steve and his Team
Date: September 22, 2020
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We've all dealt with the...
Dylan Toutant
We've all dealt with the shops who nickle and dime us and cost us time and money only to be left with the same problem or worse, no ideas, and a large bill.Not here. They told me everything wrong, (even beyond what I initially thought i had identified) what they can and cannot do to remedy it, and empowered me to make the final choices on how to proceed with sound information and expertise which only re-asserts the quality of service received. To me this was the right place to bring my vehicle.DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR, and give them a call, (or email), and while I mostly spoke to Denise, literally anyone I spoke with there gave me the time of day and treated me and my vehicle with respect. This wasn't one of my shops before, but it is now.Thanks for the terrific experience and if I ever need to, I'd be happy to return.TL;DR This shop is worth the visit. Honest, upfront, quality service. Customer service professionals!
Date: September 22, 2020
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I'm very happy with the...
Michael Roussetos
I'm very happy with the customer service. I brought in my car and was very pleased with the excellent customer service and knowledge.
Date: September 21, 2020
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