At Tireworks and Automotive, we provide expert and reliable inspection, diagnoses, removal and/or repair of your transmission. We specialize in ALL transmission repair and replacements, regardless of the age, make or model of your car. Whether your car is foreign or domestic, automatic or manual, we have the expertise, experience and training to get your transmission running again at peak performance. We offer a 3 years or 36,000 miles warranty on automatic transmissions.
Be careful who you allow to touch your transmission. Only trust the experts! Automatic transmissions are a very complex component that not only requires technician expertise but specialized diagnostic equipment and tools to properly diagnose and repair your transmission problem.
Every day we receive calls from vehicle owners who are wanting to get an “estimate” because they were told by their general mechanic that they needed a brand new transmission. Then, later when we examine the vehicle, we find that the car did not need a new transmission at all. Sometimes it only needs a minor repair, such as a loose fuse, cable or electrical connection. It might even be a problem with an external sensor. All of these are minor repairs. The vehicle owner could have easily made the mistake of hearing what sounded like a good quote from their general mechanic, and actually even think that they are getting a great deal, when the entire job was unnecessary to begin with.
You can feel confident that your diagnoses will be accurate. Our certified technicians will identify whether you have an external minor repair or an internal repair. We charge nothing to perform this inspection for you, and it only takes a few moments of your time to complete the diagnostic.
Ignoring the signs of a possible transmission problem may in fact cost you more down the road. Some of the basic signs to look for are:
• Seeing fluid on the ground where you were last parked
• If the transmission is slipping
• If you see the RPMs on your engine going higher than normal
• If the shifting from one gear to the next is taking longer or harder
• Strange noise or vibrations
• The color of your transmission fluid is now brown or dark in color
• If your transmission fluid has a Burnt smell
These can all be signs of a transmission problem. But you don’t have to wait until you have a problem before you service your transmission. Having your vehicle checked and serviced at recommend intervals will prolong the life of your transmission.
The most common failure of transmissions comes from excessive heat buildup. This may occur from your transmission fluid breaking down and not being changed as recommended, or driving your car frequently in heavy stop and go in traffic. Having an external transmission cooler installed will not only help your transmission run cooler, but prolong the life expectancy of the transmission.
Transmissions come in a wide range of “gears or speeds”; from the older 2 speed power glides to today’s 8 speed overdrives. In addition we now have “CVT” or constant velocity transmission. This is a basically a one speed transmission that has no shift, Most of These transmissions however are not made to be rebuilt at this time. There are a few models that can be repaired or rebuilt, depending on type of repairs needed.