Transmission Repair FAQs & Info
What You Need To Know
Common Transmission Problems
We know transmission service can cause a lot of stress. These problems can strike without warning causing anxiety and added costs you didn't plan on. You're being asked to spend a lot of money for a problem that you probably don't understand all that well. Let us help clear up some of the confusion or questions you may have with these quick & easy tech points and service FAQs!
- How much is this going to cost?
- How long will it take to see if I have a problem?
- How long will it take to fix my problem?
- How often should I service my transmission?
- How do I know certified technicians are working on my vehicle?
- What kind of warranty will I get with my transmission service?
How much is this going to cost?
Transmission repairs can be expensive. But it’s not so much money when you consider what’s involved in all of the work completed. Today’s transmissions can be complicated and consist of hundreds of individual components. During a major repair, each one is removed, cleaned, and inspected to exacting tolerances. Any worn or damaged parts are then repaired or replaced. Finally, once the transmission is completely re-assembled, and re-installed. If that’s not enough to justify the cost, there’s something else to consider: Virtually all of today’s automatic transmissions are computer controlled. All of which boils down to one, inescapable conclusion: Sure, transmission work can be expensive...but, dollar for dollar, it’s one of the best values around.
How long will it take to see if I have a problem?
We will first perform a diagnostic service, which includes checking the level and condition of the transmission fluid, road testing your car, diagnosis of the external transmission controls, and computer diagnostic check if needed. This process usuallly lasts between 10 and 30 minutes.
How long will it take to fix my problem?
Minor services can sometimes be performed the same day since they do not involve the removal of your transmission. Major services and/or transmission rebuilding could take several days so that your transmission can be properly removed, reconditioned or rebuilt, and reinstalled.
How often should I service my transmission?
It is best to consult your owner’s manual for recommended maintenance schedules, but practicing preventive maintenance can extend your car’s and its transmission’s life. We recommend an annual check of your vehicle’s transmission in order to catch little problems before they become big problems.
How do I know certified technicians are working on my vehicle?
One of the first things you can look for is technician certification. These certifications cover theory, diagnosis and repair procedures in virtually every area of the vehicle. All of our Oliver Brothers staff strive to achieve this level of pride and professionalism. You can be certain that any technician working at any of our locations is qualified to work on your car or truck through these certification programs such as ATRA, ASE, & ATSG.
What kind of warranty will I get with my transmission service?
Depending on your type of vehicle and services performed, Oliver Brothers offers ranges of coverage for up to three-years/36,000 miles for all major rebuilds and other services. Nationwide Warranties are also available. Please contact the location nearest you for more information on warranties offered for the services you require.