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Why Do We Specialize in Just Transmissions?

Why Do We Specialize in Just Transmissions?

If you have owned a vehicle for several years or more, you know that there is a lot of maintenance and repair that a vehicle of age requires to keep it running properly and efficiently. Tires need to be rotated and replaced; even switched out twice a year for winter tires if required. Brakes need to be tuned up. Mufflers, windshield wipers, and headlights need to be replaced periodically.

You might be able to get all these various services done at the same place. There are some auto body shops that can perform all of the above repairs/maintenance. But then there are some shops that specialize. There are some shops that also specialize in transmissions. But why? Why do we need specialist transmission shops?

The Transmission

Brakes are extremely important, but fairly simple in how they operate. Tires need a lot of attention and maintenance, but it’s not a complicated procedure to rotate a vehicle’s tires. Transmissions, on the other hand, are quite a different proposition. The transmission is arguably the most complex and intricate part of any vehicle. And this is because, in part, the transmission isn’t really just one part of a vehicle, but rather it is an combination of many different parts working together in perfect synchronicity (when it works) to make your vehicle, well, move.

You might well think that it is the engine that drives the wheels and makes the vehicle “move”, and this is true. But, an internal combustion engine needs to be adapted to drive the wheels of a vehicle. Engines need to operate at a relatively high rotational speed, which is not conducive to starting, stopping, or slower travel. That’s where the transmission comes in. The transmission reduces the higher engine speed to the slower wheel speed, increasing torque in the process. The transmission is the gearbox. When you change gears, you’re using your transmission. If your transmission is functioning improperly, you’re going to have a lot of issues with your vehicle.

Transmission Shops

So transmissions are important. But so are brakes and tires. Why do transmission repairs need shops all to themselves? This is because transmissions are big, complicated, and require a lot of skill and expertise to navigate. A problem with your brakes is relatively easy to diagnose and discover. The transmission on the other hand has any number of things that can go wrong with it and a number of parts that may need to be repaired or replaced. That’s why you would want a transmission shop working on your transmission and not any kind of auto body shop.

Transmission Shop Services

At a transmission shop, you can expect the technicians to test your transmission and properly diagnose any issues. At Mister Transmission we start with a free multi-check inspection: a four-part inspection that rigorously tests your transmission to see what the problem is. With newer and increasingly complex transmissions seen today, we have special equipment that can interface with your computer’s onboard computer to discover the problem. This allows us to diagnose the problem and make any necessary repairs, whether that means a minor adjustment, such as resealing to keep transmission fluid from leaking or replacing accessible parts, or (if necessary) performing a complete transmission overhaul.

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What Services do Transmission Shops Provide?

Transmission Shops

You can probably surmise that a transmission shop focusses its energies on repairing and maintaining transmissions. But what does that really mean? What does transmission service entail? Just what services do transmission shops provide?

Transmission shops

You may well be wondering why the owner of a vehicle would require a transmission shop at all. Why not just a general auto shop? A shop that can (or so it claims) repair or service any and all components of a vehicle. Well, the reason for that has to do with the transmission itself.

The transmission is one of the most complex and intricate components of your vehicle. For starters, it is not merely one part. The transmission consists of many different parts that all must work in tandem to ensure that your transmission –and your vehicle– works properly. Without a transmission, you can’t shift gears, and if you can’t shift gears, you can’t really go anywhere. So the transmission is as important as it is complex.

This is not the type of sophisticated machinery that you want to trust to somebody who is mostly adept at changing tires or repairing mufflers. You want a technician who has studied the transmission specifically and focusses their expertise on that. Furthermore, you want a shop with all the special equipment needed to assess, maintain, and repair transmissions. Many general auto body shops do not have this specialty equipment.

Transmission services

A good transmission shop will be able to both maintain working transmissions and repair malfunctioning ones. As we all know, prevention is better than a cure. So you need to bring your vehicle into the transmission shop regularly for routine maintenance. Otherwise, you’re tempting fate.

Transmission maintenance

The most frequently required maintenance service for a transmission has to do with the topping up and changing of transmission fluid. Without a sufficient amount or a sufficient quality of transmission fluid, your transmission will not operate properly and can start to degrade. A transmission shop can easily check your vehicle’s fluid levels and then top it up if necessary. Transmission shops can also flush the fluid out of your transmission if they have cause to believe it is too used or damaged. They will then replace the fluid.

Transmission repair

The first step in transmission repair is also part of routine maintenance. A diagnostic check Before any part of your transmission can be repaired, the technicians need to know what (if anything) is not working properly. The diagnostic check does this.

At Mister Transmission, we perform a multi check inspection. If multi check inspection reveals that any part of your transmission is not functioning properly, we can then go ahead and replace the damaged or problematic part. Many parts of the transmission are accessible while the transmission is still in the car. However, some parts are inaccessible. If one of these parts is suspected as being the problem, or the problem still is not clear, we will have to remove the transmission from the chassis. This is the kind of involved, big job for which you want a transmission shop, not just any auto shop.

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If you have any questions about what services we can provide, please do not hesitate to contact our transmission shop  today.