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Automatic Transmission Repair: Notes from Your Mesa Transmission Repair Shop (Conclusion)

Friday, December 1st, 2017

If you need automatic transmission repair in Mesa, then you want to take your cart to a professional shop.  By no means try to fix your transmission yourself.

Automatic Transmission Repair Should Be Left in the Hands of a Professional | (480) 447-2727

Automatic Transmission Repair Should Be Left in the Hands of a Professional | (480) 447-2727

Why Can’t I Fix My Transmission Myself?

In the old days, there were two types of transmissions: manual transmissions and automatic transmissions.  It was simple.  Automatic transmissions were complex machines and manual transmissions were simple.  Some people could easily work on a manual transmission as they had comparably fewer parts.  Even some earlier automatic transmissions were fairly easy to work on.  But nowadays, both automatic and manual transmissions have grown more complicated.

Even a manual transmission has computer modules installed that if you don’t know what you’re doing or you don’t have the proper tools or both can turn your car or truck into a very expensive sculpture sitting in your driveway.  If you live in an area with a homeowner’s association, they will not likely take kindly to a broken down vehicle sitting in your driveway for days or even weeks while you try and try again to fix it.  And what a lot of people don’t realize is that if you try to fix your transmission yourself, you could potentially void the warranty on your transmission, making transmission repair in Mesa even more expensive than before.

What Are Some Signs of Transmission Problems?

As we covered previously, when transmissions start to wear out, they can sometimes shimmy or shake, particularly when you accelerate or slow down.  Another sign that you have transmission problems?  Your check engine light comes on.  Another one is the dreaded pop or lurch.  When you accelerate, does your car lurch a bit?  That is usually one sign of a transmission problem.  Another one is a rough ride.

If your car feels like you’re going 4x4ing and you’re on a smooth stretch of road, there are many possible problems it could be.  One thing is you could have tires going bad.  Check your tread to make sure it’s not worn.  If that’s not the problem, you could be having transmission problems.   And if it is a transmission problem, it’s likely to get worse.

Transmission problems start out small and grow steadily.  Soon, you won’t be able to shift your car into reverse or drive if you have an automatic.  Or worse, you could have a gear shatter while you’re driving.  So, why take the chance?  Take  your vehicle in to a transmission specialist in Mesa.

 

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