Why are there entire auto shops dedicated to just one automotive component? This article will help you understand why dedicated transmission shops are necessary.
We use them every day and they’ve been around for over a century, so we tend to take automobiles for granted. But if you really take the time to think about them, they are incredibly intricate machines and one of the most impressive inventions we’ve made as a species. Automobiles are full of many different parts that all must work together to make your vehicle go.
And these different parts often don’t have a lot to do with each other. Being able to install tires or fix a muffler is great, but there aren’t a lot of transferable skills there when it comes to transmission repair. Being able to tighten brake lines doesn’t mean you can fix a clutch. There are only so many things you can reasonably expect a mechanic to know how to do and when it comes to transmissions, expertise is required.
The transmission is not only different from every other part of your vehicle, it is also arguably the most complicated part. Only the engine can really rival the transmission in terms of complexity and intricacy. We speak of the transmission as though it is just one part, but it isn’t. The transmission is actually a set of components that all work with one another to do a collective job.
If just one of these parts is misfiring or broken, that can compromise your entire transmission. Without a working transmission, there’s no way for the power generated by your engine to reach your axles and thus your wheels. Simply put, without a working transmission, your car won’t go.
Transmissions also need more regular service and attention than many other parts of your vehicle. For example, it’s a good idea to check your transmission fluid every month. The technicians at Mister Transmission can show you how to do this. If your fluid levels are low, top them up. If you have to top up your fluid every month, or if the fluid looks opaque or smells bad, there’s probably something wrong with your transmission.
Mister Transmission is a transmission shop that can perform transmission repair, maintenance, and service on automatic transmissions, manual transmissions, and CVT transmissions. To learn more, please contact us. Please note that we have a comprehensive COVID-19 policy to keep everybody safe.