At Trans Works Transmissions LLC, we work with transmissions and car owners every day. Often we have people phone in from distant locations to ask us to give them a quick and easy way in finding a top transmission rebuild shop in their local area.
While we can’t talk about what other businesses will or should do to guarantee customer satisfaction, we can talk about what we find important. By understanding the value a shop places in service and customers care we think you can choose a top transmission shop no matter where you may live across the country.
We believe in being really good at what we do, which is to provide an in-house transmission rebuild service and to provide top quality remanufactured transmissions for sale.
To do that we have focused in on transmissions throughout our over 30 years in the industry. We don’t do brakes or engine repairs; rather we focus strictly on one component of your vehicle. Specialization is important in transmission service work, and it is highly recommended to seek out a specialist.
Consider the Staff
The shop you entrust with your transmission rebuild should hire only certified and fully trained technicians to work on your tranny. Often in general mechanic shops and garages there may be a certified technician, but he or she may only supervise or instruct on the rebuild. The actual rebuild is very likely done by someone else without a lot of specialized training or experience.
Ask about Warranty
A transmission is not a low-cost repair, even with a rebuild. Be sure to ask about the warranty before you allow any shop to start repairs. The best companies will typically have all the information easily accessible on their website.
This is a good way to compare the services provided as well as the warranty between companies to week out those you know you don’t want to use.
The Rebuild Process
Not all mechanics will consider a rebuild as the same thing. For a top transmission shop a rebuild means thoroughly cleaning, inspecting, machining or replacing worn parts, they completing factory upgrades and putting it all back together.
In some shops only those parts that completely failed will be replaced, leaving you with potential future problems somewhere down the road. As with the warranty, clarifying what is meant by the shop or garage will help select the best match for your needs.