Have you ever heard a horror story about someone who needed transmission repair service and got ripped off in the process? That's a nightmare of gigantic proportions.
Having auto transmission repair done on any car can be a major investment mostly due to the fact that most of the engine needs to be taken apart, fixed, and then put back together.
Let's take a look at some helpful tips that are designed to help you avoid misleading or misdiagnosing your automobile by a less-than-reputable transmission repair business.
Four Very Costly Misconceptions
1. You're being told you need a new transmission. Lots of times service people will tell you this, but it may be you just need a small part replaced such as a sensor. Computer systems and electronics are getting more advanced every year in cars, and such things as sensors or switches can be quite sensitive. If you are told you need an entirely new one, get a second opinion.
2. Don't think you can call around town to find the lowest price. It's very difficult for a service station to give you an estimate over the phone without checking out the car itself. Lots of times even a test drive is necessary to determine just how much service will be required.
3. Only a very large shop can do the best work. Sorry, but they do not always offer the best value for your money. They may not always have the highest trained and qualified technicians just because they're big, beautiful, and shiny.
4. All service facilities are equal. Many places don't keep up with the myriad of yearly technical automobile changes. Their service department should continuously be learning new procedures and methods, but they don't.