The Dangers of DIY Transmission Repair

Get Professional Automatic Transmission Repair In Mesa Now

If you don’t know what you’re doing, you should never try automatic transmission repair on your own. Even if you have a clutch and a manual transmission, your car/truck’s transmission is a complex and integral mechanical system that controls the application of power from the engine all the way to the drive shaft.

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Can’t I Fix my Transmission Myself?

We are often asked “can’t I fix my transmission myself?” Usually this question comes up about a week before they come back to our shop to repair the damage that they caused when they tried to fix it themselves.

Think we’re exaggerating?  Because of its many moving and interacting components, your automatic transmission experiences more wear and tear over time as compared to other parts of your vehicle. Also, it’s highly likely to have major issues if not well maintained or when problems that arise are not checked by a professional as soon as they develop.

Truth be told. Transmission repairs are often inconvenient, nerve-wracking, and quite expensive for that matter. For this reason, you might be tempted to do the repair by yourself. After all, most mechanics and repair shops will choose not to do a transmission overhaul. Instead, they opt to replace it with a rebuilt transmission, which will still drain your pockets empty.

You are looking at hundred of dollars for repair and of course, you might not have the cash at hand or simply want to save it. While DIY transmission repair might or most likely might not help you save money there are many dangers to doing it.

First off, a modern automatic transmission is more than just gears and a casing. Modern vehicles use computer chips and systems that make your transmission much more difficult to understand.  Unlike in the past when transmissions could easily be repaired by vehicle owners, today, it’s a different story.

Is it hard to fix your transmission yourself?  In a word, yes.  If you don’t know what you’re doing, one mistake can literally cost you thousands in repair costs.

Why It is Better to Go to Transmission Repair Shop in Mesa

New cars/trucks come with an ECU that uses computers, chips, and electronic systems. These components house important information about the transmission and display unique codes that reveal the exact problem..

So remember, what you don’t know can hurt you, or more accurately, hurt your vehicle.  Take your car to a transmission repair shop in Mesa instead.

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