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We have repair shops ready to fix your automatic transmission all over the Gulf Coast including: west Houston on Hwy 6, Northwest Houston on Jones Rd, Katy, Kingwood, and Montgomery, Texas. If you know something’s up with your transmission, we strongly recommend you get it checked out asap to avoid a dangerous situation.

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION NEEDS REPAIR?

Listen to your vehicle. If something doesn’t feel right, like the gears are slipping or not shifting smoothly; or you smell something burning while driving, stop, and get your vehicle checked. If you have a diagnostic code reader to read a check engine light or service light, get the code checked. It’s best to bring the car in to a professional transmission repair shop, but if you want to see what the code means here is a list of the most common auto transmission error codes.

HOW DOES AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WORK?

An automatic transmission (also known as an automatic gearbox), utilizes transmission software to automatically change gear ratios as the vehicle moves, freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually. A defined set of gear ranges in an automatic transmission, often have a parking pawl feature that locks the output shaft of the transmission stroke face to keep the vehicle from rolling either forward or backward.

Similar but larger devices are also used for heavy-duty commercial and industrial vehicles and equipment. Some have limited speed ranges or fixed engine speeds, such as some forklifts and lawn mowers, using a torque converter to provide a variable gearing to the wheels of the engine.

REPAIRING OTHER TRANSMISSION TYPES

Both semi-automatic and CVT transmission repairs cost considerably more than traditional automotive transmissions. Continuously variable transmission (CVT) and semi-automatic transmissions free the driver from having to shift gears manually. Instead, the transmission’s computer changes gears if, for example, the driver is redlining the engine.

Although there is a superficial similarity to other transmissions, automatic transmissions significantly differ in internal operation. An automobile’s torque converter manages the connection between the transmission gearing and the engine in automatic transmissions,  instead of a straight friction clutch used by stick shifts. A semi-automatic transmission retains a clutch like a manual but controls the clutch through electrohydraulic means.

A conventional manual transmission is often the base equipment in a vehicle, with the option being an automated transmission such as a conventional automatic, semi-automatic, or CVT. Its ability to shift gears manually, often by paddle shifters, can also be found on certain automated transmissions.

FREE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION REPAIR QUOTE

Call now to request free emergency towing to our shop or contact us online to ask a question or schedule quote to fix it. We have shops across the greater Houston area including two in Houston; one in Kingwood TX; Montgomery; and in Katy. Click on the location nearest you to get directions.

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What to look for when comparing transmission shops:

Be mindful of qualifications, reviews, and reputation when selecting the right automatic transmission shop. If there is a BBB sign on the establishment or on their website you can verify their history and the performance with past customers or lack thereof.

Note if they’re a member of Automatic Transmission Rebuilder Association (ATRA) or Automatic Service Association (ASA), or possibly a nationwide franchise with training programs for their technicians. If so, do they have continuing education?

Do also take into consideration whether the shop well-equipped with the proper diagnostic tools and the easily noticed hydraulic lifts needed to raise your car.

Is the shop well managed and maintained?

Automatic Transmission Warranties

The quality and dollar value of the warranty vary and are determined by the quality of the shop. There should be a standard written guarantee supporting all work when completed. Extensive warranties including parts and labor are provided by My Transmission experts specialists and Nationwide warranties are available in all 50 states and Canada.

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