Transmissions are the most crucial part of any automobile, and unfortunately, also the most expensive ones if anything happens to them. Transmissions transfer energy from the engine to the wheels and make your car move. A vehicle can even break down if something happens to the transmission. If you believe your car’s transmission needs to be repaired and you have questions about it, we are here to help you out.  

Here is all you need to know about transmission repair

#1- How Do I Know If My Transmission Needs Care?

There are several telltale signs that point out when you need to get your car out of the garage and into a workshop. Some of them are:

  • Unusual noise from the engine
  • Difficulty shifting gears
  • If your transmission slips and the car shifts gear automatically
  • A delay in engagement
  • Leaking transmission fluid
  • Your dashboard screen shows the transmission light on

#2- What are the Factors Affecting the Functions of My Car’s Transmission? 

There is no straight answer to why your transmission is not working the way it should. Transmissions used in cars today are controlled by computers. Most of the time, the inefficiency is due to the software and not the component itself. However, there are other factors that could affect the transmission including damaged elements in the transmission, sensor, ground, or engine. It is best to go to a professional licensed maintenance specialist and get your transmission inspected for precise fault detection.

#3- Why Is Transmission Repair Costly?

Transmissions are very complex parts made of multiple individual components. While repairing, each of these pieces is removed, cleaned, and inspected for wear and tear. If there is any repair needed, it is carried out. If any part or parts is deemed unfit for repair, it is replaced with newer components. Once all the components are functioning, they are assembled back into the transmission. Then, the transmission itself is wired back into the vehicle. 

But since the condition of the car also plays an essential role in the transmission’s functioning, it is serviced as well for achieving the best output. The entire process is time-taking and needs precision, and hence, is quite expensive.

#4- How Much Does A Transmission Repair Job Cost?

Getting your transmission repaired is an expensive job. However, it is essential for your car’s overall well-being. The costs depend on your vehicle type, the transmission variety, and the repairs required. It can range anywhere from $150 to several thousand if your transmission is irreparable and needs replacement part(s). 

#5- Should I Exchange My Transmission?

The problem with exchanged transmissions is the information. You do not know the source and any prior issues that the exchanged part may have. Further, a transmission is affected by the age of the car and the miles on it. Since you will not have any knowledge about the exchanged part, the missing information can be the cause of its failure and even result in a loss of your money. 

About Jet Auto Transmission

If you need to repair your transmission, bring your vehicle to Jet Auto Transmission for effective, affordable repairs that last a long time. 

Our mechanics have decades of experience handling transmission repairs and replacements. All our staff is ASE certified, and we have been serving the residents of West Park, Florida, since 1987. Call us at (954) 251-1204 for economical vehicle repair, upfront costs, and a free quote.