Learn about the different services offered by a transmission shop and discover why it’s best to trust transmission experts instead of general auto body shops.
You probably use your vehicle every day, so it’s natural to think of it as a rather mundane tool. But if you stop to really consider everything an automobile is, you’ll realize it’s really quite remarkable. These are incredibly intricate and complex machines. They’re marvels of engineering. They’re full of different components that all have to work together to generate controlled motion.
Many of these components are completely unlike one another. Because of this, knowing a lot about one component doesn’t necessarily help you to fix another component. For example, you might be an expert on tires. You may be able to examine tire wear and tread depth and instantly know if the tire needs to be replaced, rotated, or balanced. But even all this impressive knowledge means nothing when it comes to transmission repair. Very few technicians are experts on everything inside an automobile, and they don’t have to be. That’s why we have specialists.
The transmission is possibly the most complex component within your vehicle. The only real rival for this title would be the engine. And part of this is because of the physical makeup of a transmission. We talk about “the transmission” as if it were just one part, but it isn’t. A transmission is actually a collection of parts that all work with one another to do a collective job.
If just one of these parts is malfunctioning or damaged, that can invalidate the whole transmission. And without a functioning transmission, there’s no way for the power generated by your engine to reach your wheels. You need your transmission to work if you’re going to go anywhere.
Transmissions also need more routine service and maintenance than many other parts of your car. For example, it’s wise to check your transmission fluid every month. The technicians at Mister Transmission can teach you how to do this if you’re unsure. If your fluid level is low, top it up. However, if you have to top up your fluid every month, or if the fluid looks opaque or smells bad, there’s probably a problem. That’s when it’s time to visit a transmission shop for an expert’s opinion.
At Mister Transmission, we’re transmission experts. Please get in touch with us today to schedule a transmission inspection, maintenance service, or repair.