McSpadden's Tire & Automotive - Austin and Buda, TX Transmission Repair and Replacement
Your transmission is among the most complicated parts of your truck or car, but it’s too important to ignore. At McSpadden’s Tire & Automotive, our certified technicians can expertly troubleshoot your vehicle to make sure the issue is really tied to your transmission instead of some other underlying problem. We take pride in our work, and we will repair or replace your transmission with the best quality.
The McSpadden’s Difference
Few car parts are as crucial to your car’s operation as its transmission, but this component is also highly complex. Because of this, you should make it a priority to find an Austin transmission shop you can rely on for anything from a quick transmission flush to full-fledged transmission repair work. No matter what transmission service you’re looking for, McSpadden’s Tire & Automotive can help.
The Best Transmission Shop in Austin
Not many Austin-area auto shops have a reputation as rich as McSpadden’s—this business has been around since 1999. Our founders weren’t new to the world of auto maintenance when they opened McSpadden’s, either. Instead, they had worked on cars since 1983.
While the shop has grown and changed over the years, what has stayed the same is our ability to help Austin residents with any auto services they need—transmission service included. People in the area know who we are and what we do, so you won’t have to look far to find someone in Austin who’s had a positive experience working with us!
Technicians Who Care
There are many reasons why McSpadden’s has survived as long as it has. Perhaps the most significant factor contributing to our success is the depth of knowledge and commitment to customer service showcased by our technicians and other employees. When you need to visit McSpadden’s, you can rest assured knowing that your vehicle is in the best hands Austin has to offer.
No one wants to deal with surly, lazy, or unqualified car mechanics. If this sounds like a description of your current auto shop, it’s time to make the switch to McSpadden’s! Here, you’ll get the quality workmanship that only ASE-certified technicians can deliver, along with outstanding customer service provided by people who care about you as a person—not just a customer.
Affordable Transmission Repair Prices
Unfortunately, transmission repairs are on the expensive side when it comes to services your car might need over the course of its lifetime. That has everything to do with the sheer complexity of this component. The process of fixing a transmission requires time, access to specialized equipment, and—most importantly of all—hard work.
Still, there’s a sizable difference between what your transmission repair should cost and what untrustworthy auto shops might charge. To keep your auto repair budget as small as possible, head to McSpadden’s for transmission services! Along with our industry-best prices, we provide all sorts of coupons and deals to our customers.
Automatic vs. Manual Transmission
Regardless of what transmission your vehicle uses, this component has an important job to do. The transmission is responsible for transferring power generated by your car’s engine to its tires, allowing them to turn and letting your car move as a result. It accomplishes this by switching between gears—lower gears give a vehicle extra power while limiting its speed, and the opposite is true for higher gears.
Still, not all transmissions are the same. The two most common transmission types are known as “automatic” and “manual” transmissions. It’s a good idea to be familiar with the kind of transmission your car has, as knowing this will help make your next transmission repair go as smoothly as possible.
In America, automatic transmissions are the most popular transmission type by far. These transmissions can shift gears on behalf of the driver, making them easier to use for many people.
Automatic transmissions are also suitable for people who regularly drive in traffic or hilly areas, and they can allow you to keep your hands on the steering wheel at all times. However, they can be less efficient to use and more expensive to maintain than manual transmissions.
Manual transmissions are a common sight in Europe and are less popular (but not unheard of) in the United States. These transmissions rely on the driver to switch gears, making them less intricate—and easier to maintain because of that. They can also give you more control over your vehicle, provide improved fuel efficiency, and can even lower your vehicle’s risk of being stolen!
The catch is that manual transmissions are more difficult to learn than automatic transmissions, primarily if you’ve used the latter since you started driving. These transmissions are also less than ideal for driving in heavy traffic.
Transmission Warning Signs
Both automatic and manual transmissions can have problems. The good news is that transmission issues have many early warning signs, which you can use to diagnose these problems before they get worse:
- Is your manual transmission making strange noises when in neutral or when you shift? It could be the transmission, or you could need minor repairs on another car part. Either way, it is wise to check it out early on—that way, you’ll minimize your risk of needing the whole transmission.
- Is your car randomly popping out of gear? We could fix this problem with an easy repair to your transmission.
- Do you smell something burning? There’s a chance this might be an early warning sign of transmission fluid burning off.
- Automatic transmissions may have strange noises when your car is accelerating. If you’ve noticed any noises like these, it’s a good idea to take your vehicle to a reputable Austin transmission shop.
All the Transmission Services You Need
Not all transmission problems require significant repairs to fix. In many cases, your car should start working correctly after a simple transmission flush. The technicians at McSpadden’s can take care of this process before you know it. As part of your transmission flush, we’ll:
- Drop your vehicle’s transmission pan
- Flush out the old fluid
- Replace the fluid and transmission filter
- Look for any signs of damage, corrosion, or wear and tear
It’s a good idea for Austin drivers to flush their transmission fluid at least once every 30,000 miles—that way, your gears will be consistently coated with the fluid they need to work effectively. Our technicians can provide Austin transmission repair or replacement services if a transmission flush isn’t enough to solve your problems. Along the way, we’ll do whatever we can to keep your costs for these services under control.
We’re Proud to Serve the Austin Area
People who live in or around Austin can’t go wrong when picking McSpadden’s for their next transmission repair job. Are you concerned about whether or not you’re in our service area? Don’t be—we have several locations open in Austin and Buda, and all of these shops can help make your transmission as good as new. Take a look at our locations to learn more.
Get in Touch Today
Whether you’ve noticed unusual noises or strange smells in your car, or it just hasn’t had a transmission flush in a while, it’s vital to get your vehicle checked out by a certified mechanic. After all, nothing is worse than being stranded on one of Austin’s many highways with a transmission that has gone out. But if this does happen, we offer a towing service to all of our Austin-area shops.
When you need a new or rebuilt transmission, McSpadden’s Tire & Automotive can ensure you get the quality service you need. Set up an appointment today!