How does it work? What does it do? How do you work it? Why does or does it not do this or that? Asking questions can be both good and bad. Depending on the personality, some people may find that asking too many questions can be annoying. However, as a consumer, the best thing you can do is ask. As a matter of fact, the more you learn on your own, the less of annoyance one can be.
Most people are afraid to ask questions for two reasons: either they don’t want to sound foolish, or they are afraid of what the answer may be. However, asking questions about a service you would to have performed is a good thing. In this instance, let’s go with the instance that you would have to take your car to get serviced. And let’s just say it is your transmission you are needing the work on.
What should you ask? Why should you need to know these things? These are good questions for you to know as a consumer. With this being said, we would advise these 3 questions to ask your transmission mechanic, next time you take in your car to get serviced.
What is the general lifetime of a transmission?
You should at least give this question a try. While it is hard to predict exactly when the transmission will begin to fail, it is good to know the general life span of a transmission. With this in mind, it can help you decide what you should do with the vehicle at that point. While many consumers go for the trade-in option, it is not always the best option. Especially if you are not financing the car.
How often should you bring it in for service?
This is the next best question if you choose to keep the vehicle and have it serviced. While most mechanics will tell you to follow what the vehicle’s owner’s manual reads, a lot of mechanics know the short cuts to get you a better life for your transmission. As most, some are told to wait until the 50,000 mark, while local mechanics may tell you to only go to 30,000. They should be able to give you the best answer for your specific car.
What can I do to prolong the life of my transmission?
This is another question that can save the life of your transmission and vehicle. Being a “do-it-yourself” type of person and knowing what to do in certain situations can be a great deal of help instead of calling a shop every time you notice something different. It can also help determine what your next step should be.
All of these questions can save the life of your transmission. Here at Transmission Repair Ballantyne, we strive to help you with your transmission repairs for your sake and your wallet’s sake. Our financial advisors will help you fit your transmission repairs into your budget so that you don’t have to worry so much about that.
Allow for us to inspect and diagnose any problem that we can help you out with at no charge, with a service package purchase. Come check us out in the greater Charlotte area at transmissionrepairballantyne.com.