Once upon a time, everyone who owned a car owned one with a manual transmission, or a stick shift as they are often called. However, over the last few decades more people are choosing the automatic transmission instead of a manual one because they find automatic transmissions are easier to drive. This means that are fewer people who really know how to drive vehicles with manual transmissions causing their clutches, and even the transmissions themselves to wear out faster from improper use. To make matters worse people tend to ignore those early signs of transmission problems because they are afraid of the cost involved in replacing this expensive part. This is a huge mistake. Manual transmission problems rarely get better, and in fact ignoring the problem will not only make matters worse, but could end up costing you significantly more money then getting that problem taken care of right away.
Not All Transmission Problems Mean Your Transmission Needs to be Replaced
First of all, not every problem a person has with their transmission means that their transmission is shot and will need to be completely replaced. Often times, if the problem is caught in the early stages, the problem can be diagnosed and repaired without you having to go to the expense of purchasing a new transmission. However, you will never know unless you take that vehicle into an auto repair shop to be looked at so the problem can be diagnosed early, while repairs are still feasible.
How to Find the Right Auto Repair Shop to Meet Your Needs
While you could just call up any auto repair shop and explain your problem and set an appointment to take your car in to be looked at, that isn't always the right thing to do. Some auto repair shops simply don't have people who are trained and experienced to really understand all the ins and outs of a manual transmission. So spend a little bit of time looking for an auto repair shop who has at least one mechanic that has experience in diagnosing problems with and repairing manual transmissions. You wouldn't go to dentist to have heart surgery, so why take your vehicle to an auto repair shop that really isn't experienced in dealing with your specific transmission needs.
You also might want to do a bit a research and find out what past customers of the repair shop thought about the service they received and the repairs that were completed. Make sure that choose a shop that has a good reputation for quality workmanship.
Last, but not least do a bit of price comparing. Auto shops usually charge about the same price for each type of repair, depending on the cost of the part and how complicated the repair might be. While one shop may offer their services for a few dollars more or less than another, avoid those shops that charge significantly more or significantly less other shops in the area.
Having those manual transmission problems taken care of early, by a competent repairman can save you time, money and aggravation.
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