Shifting Misconceptions To Facts About Automatic Transmission Problems


Take a good, close look at your car and think about the parts that make it a fully functional piece of equipment, and there is no doubt one of the first things you think about will be the transmission. If a transmission goes bad, you basically have nice looking hunk of metal that runs but will take you nowhere. Because so many people fear transmission problems almost more than anything, it brings about a lot of chatter when it comes to what a bad transmission will mean for the life of your vehicle. Here are a few of those misconceptions and the facts that you should know instead.

Misconception: Once the transmission starts to fail, there is really nothing you can do to stop it from happening.

Fact: People often assume that signs of transmission damage are a definite sign that the whole thing will have to be replaced. Yet the transmission is made up of several different components--all of which can fail at some point. If you catch on to signs of trouble early on, there is a good chance you can tend to a small issue and retain the same transmission.

Misconception: When you replace the transmission in your car, it will never have the pulling power it should.

Fact: People who do not have their transmission replaced or repaired by a licensed professional may find this to be true, but if you take your car to the right person, your car will run just the same as it always has.

Misconception: For what it costs to have the transmission replaced, you are better off just investing in another vehicle.

Fact: If you have been driving around a 30-year-old vehicle that is already falling apart, this misconception could have some substance to it. However, most people will find that it is much more logical to have the transmission replaced than to invest in a different vehicle altogether. Most people do not realize that transmission replacement can cost only between $1,800 and $3,000, which is far from the cost of a different car.

When it comes down to the facts, you should always trust a transmission repair professional for advice when it comes to your transmission. Doing so will help ensure that you never make a hasty decision and miss out on keeping your vehicle around for as long as possible. If you suspect that you have transmission problems, talk to an auto repair shop such as A Transmissions as soon as possible to have the issue appropriately diagnosed, and take it from there.  


18 June 2015

Keep Your Vehicle Safe

Hello. My name’s Samuel Jacobs. I retired from my job as an auto mechanic last year. During my years as a mechanic, I had the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life. Some have remained friends to this day. When I was working, there is one thing that I came across at least weekly. That is how uneducated people are when it comes to their vehicle’s tires. Properly cared for tires are crucial to the safety of your vehicle. Without them, your car isn’t going anywhere. If they give out on you while you are driving, there is the potential for serious injury. I’m going to share some tire safety information here. Things like the importance of correct inflation, how to check the tread, when to replace tires, tire rotation, and what to do in case of a blow-out. I hope you find this information to be helpful.