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Transmission Service and Repair

Content reviewed by Eric Riddles, ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician

When it comes to moving your vehicle, the transmission plays a vital role. Your transmission is responsible for changing gears and changing the speed-torque ratio in order to deliver power to your vehicle’s wheels. Hundreds of components within the transmission work together to get you from one place to the next. Ensuring your transmission is in good working order is critical to the overall functionality of your vehicle. At Custom Complete Automotive, we are proud to offer unrivaled, cost-effective transmission services to keep your transmission and vehicle in excellent condition.

Our Transmission Service and Repair Shops Near You

At our transmission repair shops located in Columbia, Jefferson City, and St. Louis, MO, our ASE and CCA certified mechanics understand the important role your transmission plays in getting you where you need to be and are equipped to provide you with quality transmission services to keep your transmission in good repair. Types of modern transmission include automatic, manual, and continuously variable transmissions (CVT), and our transmission repair team is equipped to handle each.

At our transmission shop near you, we provide the following transmission services:
  • For manual transmission vehicles, we provide regular maintenance which includes inspecting and adjusting the clutch pedal.
  • For both automatic and manual transmission vehicles, we will inspect, top off, and exchange the transmission fluid as needed. Additionally, our certified technicians recommend you check your transmission fluid level at least twice each year.

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Signs Your Vehicle is in Need of Transmission Service

In order to keep your vehicle in good condition and avoid more expensive repairs down the road, it is critical to have your transmission inspected and repaired as soon as you notice any issues.

If your vehicle is displaying any of the following symptoms, you should see an experienced auto mechanic for quality transmission services as soon as possible:
  • Slipping between gears while driving
  • Shimmying sensations when driving
  • Leaks under your vehicle (usually pink, red, or brown puddles)
  • Clunking noises
  • A burning smell
  • Grinding when gear changes
  • A delay between gear changes
  • A dragging clutch
  • The check engine light appears

Benefits of Regular Transmission Services

Keeping up with regular transmission services at our transmission shops throughout Missouri can offer your vehicle numerous unique benefits.

The benefits of regular transmission service and repair include:
  • Prevention of engine lock-up
  • Improved gear function
  • Better fuel economy
  • Enhanced overall vehicle performance
  • Longer vehicle life

Trust in Our Transmission Repair Team

Since a transmission replacement can cost up to $3,500, you want to make sure that you have a team of technicians working on your vehicle that is honest and committed to offering you cost-effective services. If you have been given a high repair or replacement estimate, we would love to provide you with a second opinion. We can also help you determine if your transmission is under warranty or if repairs are even worth it (sometimes, like in the case of older, high-mileage vehicles, it can be best to purchase a new vehicle).

At Custom Complete Automotive, we have been in the industry for over 40 years and our team is ASE and CCA certified. At our transmission shops near Columbia, Jefferson City, and St. Louis, MO, our technicians have extensive experience working on all makes and models of vehicles and are equipped to handle any and all of your transmission repair needs. To learn more about our transmission services, or to schedule an appointment at one of our convenient locations, contact us today!

Transmission Repair Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Does transmission fluid need to be changed?

Yes, in order to keep your transmission properly lubricated and working properly, it is important to have your transmission fluid changed. We recommend having your transmission fluid changed every 30,000 miles.

What can cause damage to the transmission?

There are several things that can cause damage to your transmission such as skipping transmission fluid changes, shifting without coming to a full stop, allowing your car to overheat, not using the parking brake properly, and more. To help reduce transmission damage, take your car in for regular transmission service at our transmission shop near you.

My check engine light is on. Could this indicate a problem with my transmission?

Yes, a problem with your transmission system can cause your check engine light to come on. If your check engine light is on or you notice any other issues, it’s essential to bring your car in to a transmission shop near you as soon as possible for proper diagnosis and repair services.

For more information about our transmission repair services in Columbia, Jefferson City, or St. Louis, contact us today!

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