At Mister Transmission, taking care of our customers and getting them safely on their way has been our top priority since day one. That’s something that will never change, even as cars become more complicated.
And speaking of complicated: that’s exactly what today’s transmissions are! It’s also why many general car repair facilities and car dealerships choose not to offer transmission service as part of a car’s preventative maintenance schedule.
Why not? It’s not because they don’t want to. After all, it’s an extra service that they could be selling. It’s because today’s transmissions are so complicated. Not so long ago, a 4-speed transmission was normal for most vehicles, and even then it required a carefully trained mechanic to skilfully handle the specifics of transmission service. These days, 6-speed transmissions are normal, with 7, 8 and even 9-speed transmissions are on the way. There are also many new models with Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVTs), which represent a whole new level of transmission sophistication.
However, all of this talk about complex and sophisticated transmissions doesn’t mean that there are more transmission problems. In fact, at Mister Transmission, the opposite is true. Why? Because, although many customers immediately think that a shifting problem must be the transmission, often the problem is something else. Vehicles today have complex on-board computer systems, so it may be that the sensors in the computer system are malfunctioning and sending the wrong messages to the transmission, leading to shifting problems. Examples of such issues can include faulty throttle positioning sensors or issues with wireless accelerated pedal positions.
At Mister Transmission, we specialize in transmission service and repair, so we are able to diagnose these problems quickly and accurately through computer diagnostics and road testing. More often than not, the result of this testing process is that our technicians can tell a much-relieved owner that the problem isn’t with their transmission at all, but with something else that’s simpler and less costly to repair.
Of course, if the problem is their transmission, our technicians will identify the root of the problem, and clearly explain options and solutions. They will educate customers to help them understand the issue and allow them to make informed decisions about their transmission repair.
Ultimately, while transmissions will indeed become more sophisticated and complicated as the future unfolds, one thing will never change: our commitment to being the honest and dependable transmission service experts that customers trust, year after year.