Many of us have seen automotive ads claiming to do a transmission rebuild for around $500 here in Dallas TX.
The owner of DFW Transmission Shop in Dallas says people should be wary of those claims and should know what they’re getting themselves into before leaving their vehicle at any shop.
“There is no such thing as a $500 quality transmission rebuild in Dallas,” said Martin, who has operated shops in the Dallas TX area for more than 30 years. “That’s just a lure to get you in…and then advise you that it’s going to be a lot more money than that to fix your car.”
Martin said modern day transmissions are complicated mechanisms that require expert service and specific parts.
“You’re going to usually spend around $1,000 on quality parts for a modern transmission rebuild…just to start,” Martin said. “That doesn’t even include the electronics, the computers and the sensors that go into them.”
And some type of warranty of service guarantee should accompany all work done by a mechanic, said Martin, who recommends using only ASE-certified technicians.
There are a handful of exceptions to these rules, depending on the make, model and year of your vehicle.
“If you’re driving a car from the 1960s or 1970s…you might be able to replace a transmission for around $500,” said Martin. “But if it’s anything newer than a 1992 model.. .then there’s no such thing as a quality $500 transmission rebuild. That’s a myth.”
Martin suggests securing more than just one repair estimate and also recommends that you research the shop’s reviews on Google and with the Better Business Bureau.
“It can save you a lot of headache…and money…in the long run,” said Martin. “There are a lot of reputable mechanics out there…you just have do your homework and find someone who won’t take advantage of you.”
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2642 Walnut hill #200
Dallas TX 75229
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