Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Why should I only let a Transmission Specialist Service my Transmission?

Why should I only let a Transmission Specialist Service my Transmission?

Transmission Shop - vs - General Auto Repair?

All your local big box stores have signs telling you that they can service your transmission. Even offering specials on services.  So what’s the big deal? Why do I need a specialty transmission shop to service my car?

When it’s time to have your transmission serviced, you’ll always be better off taking your vehicle to a transmission specialist. Advanced Transmission has trained technicians that can spot clues that can head off potential problems.

That begs the question: Why? Why can’t a general repair shop handle a transmission service? After all, it’s just about draining out the old oil and replacing it with new, right?

In the simplest terms a transmission service is about changing the fluid. But that’s really only a small part of the process.

Servicing a Transmission the Right Way?

The key is knowing what to look for.  Is the old fluid really burnt or just a little worn out?  Is the material in the bottom of the sump an indicator of a problem or is it just from normal wear?  The more pressing question is; should you really be paying for a service… or is it too late for that? 

These are important questions and the life of your transmission depends on them.  These questions require technical experts, well beyond that of the average oil change worker.  It requires the eye of a true transmission expert.  So, when asking yourself whether to use a transmission specialist or general auto shop, consider whether they can offer you the knowledge and the experience to be sure your transmission is in good hands.                                                                                                                                                                      

Advanced Transmission employees certified technicians

Advanced Transmission services all of Baldwin County, including Bell Forest, Perdio and Silverhill.   Call today (251) 626-6061 to schedule an appointment or visit our website http://www.advanced-transmission.com/


Monday, November 7, 2016

Choose a Transmission Repair Shop with Confidence

 Choose a Transmission Repair Shop with Confidence

Fact:  Your vehicles transmission is very expensive. Some can easily cost over $2000. It’s important to know what to look for when choosing a specialty transmission shop.  Due to the fact that a lot of the general public has no idea about the inner workings of a transmission or what it takes to fix it. Here are a few things to do when searching for a transmission repair shop:


 Get Recommendations — Ask friends and family to recommend a shop where they were treated well and were happy with their work.

Text Box:   Professional Appearance — A clean, organized shop indicates a professional attitude, and that carries over into all phases of the business including quality.


Avoid Phone Estimates — It’s virtually impossible to give an accurate estimate over the phone. Only upon inspection could you start to formulate a price.  Shops that give you a price before they see the vehicle are guessing. 

Ask for a Detailed, Written Estimate — After checking your car thoroughly, the repair center should have a fairly good idea of what’s wrong with your car. They should be able to provide a written estimate that specifies what’s wrong, and what it’ll cost to repair it. Keep in mind that internal repairs like transmissions must be disassembled to accurately give an estimate.

Look for Memberships in Consumer Organizations & Certifications — Most reputable shops are members of an organization or association that provides consumer arbitration in the event of a dispute, such as the Better Business Bureau and ATRA.  At Advanced Transmission our employees are ATRA & ASE certified and are constantly being educated and trained on the latest updates on transmission repairs.


Advanced Transmission services all of Baldwin County, including Montrose, Barnwell and Marlow.   Call today (251) 626-6061 to schedule an appointment or visit our website http://www.advanced-transmission.com/