Automatic transmission repair should always be left in the hands of the experts.
Automatic Transmission Repair and Installation/Repair Costs
It’s good to have a warranty on your automatic transmission repair. Speaking of warranties, if your vehicle is still has one it will probably be voided if you take upon yourself something as extensive as the installation of a new transmission. Again, what was meant to save you money will probably end up costing you more in the long run. If you do still have a warranty, check your owner’s manual and see if the powertrain is covered by it. If it is, you’ve got yet another reason to go to a professional! Assuming you’ve taken good care of your vehicle, the warranty will cover the parts and labor necessary to get the new transmission in.
Now, hopefully by now I’ve convinced you that this is one to leave to the professionals. However, all of the reasons I just take your car to a mechanic are also reasons to selective about the mechanic you take it to. If you just take it “some guy” with a big garage in town, he’ll have all the same problems you would.
Go to a Professional Transmission Repair Shop in Mesa
As with any kind of transmission repair, you should do your research. Ask around to see if anyone you know has had a transmission repaired before, and if they think they got good results for a fair price. Look around online. Make sure the mechanic you go to is certified: that will ensure that they got all of the specialist training that you didn’t that makes them especially fit for this job.
Unless it’s the easiest possible repair – replacing the transmission fluid – repairing your automatic transmission is not going to be cheap. There’s just no way around it. In fact, you should be wary of mechanics offering to do the job for an unrealistically low price, as there’s either poor work happening in that shop, or there are hidden fees that will come later.
As I said before, warranties are a good thing. A reputable shop will give you warranty or guarantee on the service. Adherence to the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association’s code of ethics is also desirable. They should give you a quote and also be able to tell you in plain English exactly what the problem is. If you’re able to, shop around until you find someone who can satisfy all three of these criteria.
If you follow this advice, you should have no problem finding a reliable mechanic to take care of your problem for you. In the end, it will cost a little more, and maybe take a little longer, but you can at least rest easy knowing that the job was done right, and that it should be a long time before you need to have your transmission worked on again.
Go to a pro for transmission repair.
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