When you’ve got a heart problem, would you prefer to go to a general practitioner, or a cardiologist? If your sink doesn’t work, would you rather have a plumber or a general handyman take a look at it? What about transmission problems? Would you prefer a general mechanic or a certified transmission specialist? In each of these cases, the general solution might work, and might even be cheaper, but you’ll probably feel better about having a specialist who is an expert in his or her chosen field.
The Importance of the Transmission
A transmission is not a part to be trifled with. It is one of the biggest, most complicated and most expensive parts on your vehicle. Without a transmission, your car or truck will not move. With a malfunctioning transmission, your vehicle may be stuck in low gear, may slip from gear to gear while driving, or may be unable to shift into reverse. Any one of these problems is a good indication that it’s time to go to the specialists at Trans Works Transmissions.
In all honesty, when you have transmission problems, there is a good chance you’re going to need a total rebuild or a new transmission. There are, however a few less expensive repairs that are occasionally warranted. This is all the more reason to bring your transmission to Trans Works Transmissions, where their trustworthy, ASE certified technicians will give you the real story on what’s wrong with your transmission and only fix what needs to be fixed. If your problem is simply a worn shift linkage or fluid line, there is no need to drop the transmission—a certified transmission repair technician can fix these problems relatively easily.
Transmission Rebuild and Remanufacture
When there is a problem inside the transmission or torque convertor, there is no choice but to take it off the vehicle and open it up. Once you’ve gone to all that trouble, you may as well go ahead and do the rebuild, and a rebuild is probably going to be necessary to fix the problem anyway. A rebuild involves the complete disassembly of the transmission. Each part gets checked by a certified transmission repair technician, and those that are damaged, worn or otherwise not up to factory specs get repaired or replaced. Then the unit is reassembled.
A remanufacture is similar, except in this case the transmission technician would rebuild the transmission to updated factory specs that include technology upgrades that have occurred since production, so that the finished product is actually better than new.