How Common are Transmission Problems?

By Mister Transmission

How Common are Transmission Problems

The transmission is one of the most complex and and intricate components in your automobile. It would be misleading to think of it as a muffler or an axle, as the transmission is actually a collection of various parts working in their own way to create the perfect harmony that is an efficient and smooth transmission; that is, when it is working properly. As with everything in a vehicle, transmissions do experience problems and can break down. But how often should we reasonably expect that to happen? How common are transmission problems?

Transmission Problems

Because the transmission is such a complicated piece of machinery, transmission problems can come in a plethora of different forms and ways. A transmission is not like a pair of windshield wipers, where you can clearly see if something is wrong. Transmission problems may be subtle. If you’re not paying attention, you may not notice that your transmission is experiencing problems. Even if you are paying attention, it can be hard to tell. Not to mention, as with a lot of problems you might incur while driving a vehicle, it’s difficult to be certain what part of your car is causing the problem. That is why it is so vital to have your transmission serviced regularly by a team of highly qualified and skilled technicians, just like the ones here at Mister Transmission.

Common Transmission Problems

As mentioned above, any number of things can go wrong with a transmission. An obvious one is lack of response. If your transmission is not responding to what you want it to do, then you have a problem. Another telltale sign of transmission problems are a variety of strange noises that can emanate from your car. A whining, clunking, or humming noise is often a sign of a transmission problem. And sometimes these noises are accompanied by a grinding or shaking. If you experience such symptoms, bringing your vehicle into Mister Transmission soon than later would be a wise decision.

If your transmission is noisy even while your car is in neutral, this could a sign of wear and tear, and possibly a harbinger of further problems. The origins of smells can be difficult to determine, but a transmission that is emitting a burning smell is a definite problem. If you notice your car is leaking fluid, that is a clear sign of  a transmission problem as well. Then there are the symptoms that are clear and obvious problems. If your car refuses to go into gear, if the gears slip, or if the clutch drags, you don’t want to put up with that for very long. These can be serious transmission problems.

And please, do not ignore the check engine light! Transmissions and automobiles as a whole are complicated pieces of technology and a lot can go wrong. And when there are problems, the consequences can be very serious. That’s why you shouldn’t fret too much over how often you should be experiencing transmission problems. If you are experiencing any of the aforementioned transmission problems –or any others– bring your vehicle into Mister Transmission and we can get to the bottom of things and have your transmission up and running perfectly in no time.

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Dave and his team went...
David Lowe
Dave and his team went way above the call of duty and helped us solve a complex problem in an old Volvo. They have been beyond fair, open and honest and competent. Amazing team.
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Chantelle Kaiser
I'd recommend this shop to anyone looking for quality service, through evaluating, and timely responses! Upon calling for an concern reguarding my 2006 Yaris. Janice was exceptionally kind and informative, allowing my car to be taken in within a time frame that was excellent. She informed me about what their technicians would be doing upon given a diagnosis. Whilst having their technicians test drive my car and doing an inspection of my area of concern. As a first-time car owner, they reassured me throughout the entire process. Explaining everything along the way, I knew I could trust them given their transparency and willingness to answer questions. Upon picking my car up today, they allowed me to take a test drive with their technician Rob! He was amazing at answering many questions in a way that educated me ! Thank you Rob for giving that extra reassurance for my car! The owners Shawna and Dave are exceptionally personable and evidently passionate about their business. I'm exceptionally greatful for the time everyone took to help me in a stressful time. 100% recommended giving your business to this wonderful team!
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Eli-Kristin Ward
We had a true emergency and this shop saved our home and livelihood, literally. The car is also in an excellent mood after the visit!
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Patrick Murray
Steve impressed me with his honesty and I would definitely recommend him for transmission repairs.
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Mr. Transmission is always quick...
Jill Silk
Mr. Transmission is always quick and responsive. They go the extra mile to help resolve what is happening with you vehicle and providing possible outcomes and costs.
Date: June 12, 2024
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Very happy with the work...
Amanda Cummings
Very happy with the work done by Kyle and his team. They took great care of my Dodge Journey - did a necessary overhaul of its transmission, stayed true to the quote provided, and had it ready when they said it would be. Glad to have it back again, and will highly recommend this business to others.
Date: June 12, 2024
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Shamil Ranaweera
I’ve got my Honda Transmission serviced at Mister Transmission Waterloo. The team was professional, knowledgeable and efficient. Price was reasonable and highly recommend these guys for your transmission repairs.
Date: June 12, 2024
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Went there last Friday with...
KING
Went there last Friday with my wife's Saturn Outlook. Brian was the technician that I spoke to. Brian was very honest and told me that I don't need to spend money for a transmission, he has made a few suggestions to me on the issue. Just want to say thank you Brian and the rest of your team for being honest tradesmen. Keep up the good work.
Date: June 11, 2024
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Went there last Friday with...
KING
Went there last Friday with my wife's Saturn Outlook. Brian was the technician that I spoke to. Brian was very honest and told me that I don't need to spend money for a transmission, he has made a few suggestions to me on the issue. Just want to say thank you Brian and the rest of your team for being honest tradesmen. Keep up the good work.
Date: June 11, 2024
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Great customer service and technicians…...
Catherine Evagelacopoulos
Great customer service and technicians… glad that I decided to bring my truck to them
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