Can I repair my transmission myself? We get asked that question a lot in our line of work. We get it. It costs a lot to repair a transmission,but to put it succinctly, we don’t recommend that you try to repair your transmission on your own. And here’s why…
Automatic Transmission Repair in Mesa
A motor vehicle is a complicated symphony of moving parts. Your automatic transmission is your car in microcosm. Theoretically, your transmission was built by people and it can be repaired by people as well. And of course, fixing them is somebody’s job, precisely because of all of the specialist tools and knowledge that it takes to get them working again. Yet for many car problems, hiring a mechanic is not strictly necessary: with a little know how and a few simple tools, you can do it yourself.
It often makes sense to do so. You never have to pay yourself for labor, so you save money. You don’t have any other customers, so it’s usually done more quickly. That’s all well and good, but there are some procedures that are simply too intricate to trust to anyone but yourself. Where does automatic transmission repair fall on the spectrum? My emphatic answer would be that you should always get a professional to do transmission repair, and never try this on your own, or you could end up with a very expensive sculpture in your carport or garage that used to be your car.
Why You Need Professional Transmission Repair
The transmission is easily the most complicated part of an automotive system, and automatic transmissions even more than manual. Even with a quality and comprehensive guide to repairing and replacing a transmission, it takes a great deal of practice to get to the point where you can do it safely and reliably. Mechanics often have long apprenticeships where they get just this practice.
What’s more, to repair a transmission requires many special and expensive tools that most home tool kits don’t have. Many of them only do one thing, and that thing is on the transmission. To justify the cost of acquiring them, you need to work on a lot of transmissions, and who does that? Not you, probably, but an auto shop does. So let the guy who has a transmission spring compressor or a linkage removal tool do the job.
In short, kids, don’t try this at home. Go to a transmission repair shop in Mesa.
11240 East Apache Trail
Apache Junction, AZ 85120-3529