How Often Do Transmissions Need to Be Repaired?

By Mister Transmission

How Often Do Transmissions Need to Be Repaired

As with all facets of your automobile, the frequency with which you need to get your transmission repaired will vary greatly depending on how often you drive your vehicle, where you drive it, for how long, and just generally how well you take care of it. There’s no one right or wrong answer to how often a transmission should be repaired. Every car and every driver are different. But regardless of your vehicle or your driving schedule, there are a few things you need to keep in mind when it comes to transmission repair.

Transmission Repair

Look online and you’ll see a variety of answers to the question of how long a transmission should last. Some seem to overestimate the average lifespan of your average transmission, some underestimate. If you can go 100,000 miles between transmission repairs –about seven years for the average driver– you should be happy. But that is a very loose guideline. As mentioned before, all transmissions, vehicles, and drivers are different.

But the big issue when trying to generalize transmission lifespans is the one of problem Theseus’s Ship: how many different parts can you replace on a transmission before you must consider it a different transmission. The truth is, a lot of transmission repair is replacing various parts. The transmission is a complex piece of machinery with many moving and interdependent parts coming together to make the piece work as a whole. And of course, not all parts are created equal. We can’t all be so lucky to be driving with the Aisin Warner AW4 transmission, an automatic transmission found in Jeeps and Toyotas (among other vehicles) that is legendary for its resilience and longevity. But even if you came up a little bit on the short end when it comes to transmissions, it’s not the end of the world.

Adjustment And In-Car Repairs

The truth of the matter is that many people fret too much over taking their cars in to have their transmissions examined. The majority of transmission repairs are simple matters that are done without having to remove the transmission from the vehicle. As such, a competent and professional mechanic (or team of mechanics) can sort out these minor repairs in short order. And the technicians at Mister Transmission are skilled and experienced enough to sort almost any transmission problem in short order.

These days, a lot of these minor transmission repairs have to do with the computer and the computer connections that control your transmission. With the increasing computerization of technology, transmissions, too, have become intertwined with computer processing. That’s why a great deal of transmission repairs are ultimately a matter of computer repair. For example, a computer controlled transmission that is experiencing problems of not shifting properly is often the result of the computer sending incorrect signals to the transmission due to a faulty sensor or a bad connection.

Please Get In Touch

If you haven’t guessed by now, there’s no overarching rule for all transmissions. Every transmission will need to be repaired at different intervals. But it’s often not that big of a deal. With qualified and skilled technicians –like those at Mister Transmission– many transmission repairs can be relatively quick and painless. If you have any questions, please contact us today.

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Excellent. Referred by another local business to change fluid in a CVT transmission.
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Tyler Lemyre
I took my sprinter van there for what I thought was a transmission problem and it turns out it was something totally different the people working there were extremely helpful and honest they could have took me for a ride but they decided to not only steer me in the right direction but they didn't charge me for the quick diagnosisThanks guys
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Excellent. Referred by another local business to change fluid in a CVT transmission.
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Steve and his team were fantastic to deal with. They replaced the transmission on my 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan and now drives better than when we purchased it.EXCELLENT customer services .
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Worth every penny.The folks at Mr. T are friendly, capable and accomodating. They were able to able to see me on short notice and were even able to tell le what was wrong, and gave me a paper copy of what my car needs.Not loads of places to park because of yhe construction next door taking half of their lot, clearly not their fault.
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Absolutely recommended! Hardworking, humble people who clearly know what they are doing. I wish every business was like that. Repaired the CVT on my 2014 Subaru and it runs like new. Price was reasonable. Glad I did not trade in the car at the dealership. Christina in the office sets a model of courtesy and professionalism, and the owner even drove me to the car rental after I dropped off the car. Can't say enough good things about these guys!
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