When a General Vehicle Mechanic Can’t Fix your Car
If you’re like many people, you have an auto repair shop you go to whenever problems arise. Perhaps it’s that Wichita shop down the street that’s convenient, or it’s the business your dad has always used. Whatever the case, Wichita is full of high-quality professional auto repair shops. From changing oil to fixing a muffler, these guys know how to get your car maintained and fixed and back on the road.
However, there are times when your car has a problem that your trusted car mechanics can’t fix. It’s not because they aren’t as good as you thought they were. There are simply some things that have unique and complicated issues that go beyond general mechanic. Transmission problems are one of these issues.
A perfect analogy for this is medical care. Your family’s doctor can fix most of the illnesses and injuries you will encounter in your life. But if something more complicated happens, they send you to a specialist. These specialists have specific training and usually decades of experience dealing in the very specific situation you are dealing with. You go to someone who is trained up on your health problem and who has stayed on top of new technology advancements to provide you the exact and most high-level care to address your specific problem.
That’s exactly the situation for your transmission. As transmission specialists, all our technicians at Mastertech handle one thing and one thing only – transmissions. And that’s what we’ve been doing since opening our Wichita shop back in 2000. The hours and hours of work we spend under the hood is all focused on one thing, transmissions. Most general auto repair shops don’t handle any transmission work. And if they do, their technicians simply don’t have the extensive training and quantity real work experience to know the ins and outs of transmissions like those of us who work exclusively on transmissions.
What about a car dealership? As you can imagine, the repair shop at your dealership must handle a variety of vehicle issues, just like a general auto mechanic does. They hire general mechanics for this work. Do they also have transmission specialists on staff? It’s possible. Unless you know they have someone who has been trained on transmissions and works solely on them, you shouldn’t rely on your car’s dealership for repairing your vehicle’s transmission problems.
Transmissions are Complicated
You are probably aware how important a transmission is for your vehicle to be properly working, but do you know how complex it is? Transmissions are the most multi-faceted, complicated component of your vehicle. There is a great deal of intricate parts – gears, moving parts, etc. – that need to work together properly for the entire system to function well. Nothing else under your hood is as complex as your transmission.
Transmission Shop Myths
They will always find a transmission problem.This is not true. There are times when a customer will come to us with a suspected transmission problem when in fact, it isn’t. Sometimes they’ve come in on their own. Other times a Wichita auto repair shop referred them to us. Many Wichita repair shops suggest Mastertech Transmissions to their customers when they realize the problem is with the transmission.
The first thing we do when we need to determine what is wrong is to run a FREE diagnostic test. If we do not see a problem relating to their vehicle’s transmission, we don’t do any work. Instead, we refer them to a Wichita general automotive repair shop. Having been doing business in Wichita for 2 decades, we are greatly familiar with the repair shops across town. There are many repair shops that have proven to provide excellent, reliable and fair service. We are happy to recommend a great Wichita shop to customers who need work from a general mechanic.
They cost more.This is not true. What is true is that some transmission work can be very expensive. Transmissions are one of the most complicated and vital components of your vehicle, so it only makes sense it would be the costliest thing to fix. At Mastertech, we pride ourselves in doing efficient, quality work at a fair price. We are a family-run business and we work to treat our customers like family, too. Treating people fairly and honestly is our mission. We even regularly offer repair discounts, including for senior citizens and members of the military.
Your car will take a long time to fix.This is completely false. Because we have the equipment, tools and trained technicians right here in our Wichita shop working on transmissions all day every day, you can be sure we will be faster fixing your transmission problem than anyone else. With our specialized focus, we’ve handled all different kinds of transmissions and transmission problems. With the initial diagnostic test, we start work right away knowing exactly what is wrong.
Handling a Variety of Transmission Work and Maintenance
When a mechanic diagnoses (or suspects) you have a transmission problem, there’s more that needs to be determined. There are a variety of possible transmission problems, some minor and some major. Some signs of problems, like grinding sounds or engine revving, could indicate multiple different issues. It takes a skilled technician with the right tools to accurately pinpoint exactly what the problem is and its solution. That’s what Mastertech technicians do.
For example, let’s say you notice a leak. That could mean you are losing transmission fluid and need a transmission fluid replacement. However, if the problem has been going on for awhile (possibly unnoticed) or it’s already led to damage inside your vehicle, you could be looking at more intensive transmission repair work. If you have a general auto repair shop add fluid to your vehicle but they don’t notice the damage that has been caused by the leaking fluid, you could quickly find yourself with a very large (and expensive) transmission repair, perhaps even a complete rebuild.
At Mastertech we are well versed on all the different problems that could happen with a transmission and provide all the necessary services to fix exactly what is wrong.
We do one thing, and we do it well - transmissions. Since 2000, Mastertech Transmission Inc has been Wichita’s premiere transmission shop with specially trained transmission technicians certified to handle your vehicle’s transmission needs. With more than 80 years of combined experience and being one of the area’s only auto shop with ATRA’s Golden Rule Warranty, it’s no wonder why Wichita auto shops send their customers to us to handle their specialized transmission work.
Not sure what problem your car has? Stop by for a FREE diagnostic test at our Wichita shop! We are conveniently located at 4500 W. Central Ave. right across from Autotech Collision. From West St., head west and we’re just 3 blocks on your right. From HWY 235, take the Central Ave. exit and head east. We’re a mile down the road on your left.