When your vehicle’s transmission is in need of repairs, it’s not always easy to see the bright side of things. All repairs cost money, and some repairs are more costly and inconvenient than others. Unfortunately, you can’t avoid transmission repairs the way you might put off other vehicle repairs because of the nature of the transmission and the large role it plays in making your car run properly, or at all. When you have a damaged transmission, whether it’s one small piece or your entire transmission, come to St. Paul Automotive for your transmission repairs. Serving the Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, area since 1980, we know exactly what your vehicle needs to get back on the road without the added cost of guesswork and poor mechanic work.
Make Transmission Repairs Before You Need a Transmission Replacement
Too often, we see vehicle owners come into our shop who think they’re in need of transmission repairs when, in reality, they need an entirely new transmission. Because transmissions can be thousands of dollars, it’s almost always best to try to make transmission repairs instead of replacing a transmission, if at all possible. Some customers avoid bringing their vehicles in to be inspected because they know that they need transmission repairs, and they put them off. However, the longer you wait to make transmission repairs, the more likely your transmission won’t be able to be repaired. To save yourself the hassle, time, and money of having your transmission replaced, if you know your transmission needs repairs, don’t wait.
Knowing When to Replace a Transmission
When we see customers with failing transmissions, we look into all the possibilities for repairs, getting a specific quote for repair costs and considering how long all of the transmission components that don’t yet need replacing will last. If it’s in your best interest, financially and practically, to replace your transmission rather than make repairs that will be more costly now, or even in the long run, we’ll be the first to tell you. That way, you can decide on your own whether you’d rather spend more money to make the repairs and buy a new transmission in a year or so, or whether you want a new transmission now to cut the cost of repairs now and in the future.
Avoid Transmission Repairs with Proper Transmission Maintenance
To avoid having to pay for a transmission replacement or even transmission repairs, make a commitment to maintaining your vehicle’s transmission just as you would its engine, tires, brakes, and even its windshield wipers. If you schedule your oil changes, make sure that you have a transmission fluid changing schedule as well so that you’re never leaving the health of your transmission to chance. If you’re looking for a trustworthy St. Paul, Minnesota, mechanic to make your vehicle’s transmission repairs, call St. Paul Automotive at (651) 298-0956, and see our expert service for yourself.