3 Signs You Need a Transmission Repair | Charlotte NC

transmission repair charlotte ncDiagnosing your car’s transmission problems can be a daunting challenge. Chances are that if you are looking at this, you have already noticed something is not quite right with your vehicle. Its best to diagnose a problem when it first occurs, than waiting for it to worsen. Some problems can be easily fixed, such as changing the transmission fluid, but how do you tell a minor problem from a transmission problem? Here are three major warning signs that you may need a transmission repair: 

1. Problems Shifting

Has your manual transmission’s shifter become difficult to shift when you press the clutch? This can happen at any gear – first, second, third, neutral, reverse – and even while the vehicle is in motion. While this can be a sign that your transmission fluid is low, or a sign you are using the wrong type of transmission fluid it could expose a problem requiring the adjustment of your shift cables or the clutch linkage.

2. Strange Smells or Odors

Have you noticed any unusual odors eminating from your car? An unusual smell can be a sign that your transmission is overheating, that the fluid is low or leaking.

3. Slipping Gears

Does your car ever pop out of gear while you are driving? A slip into neutral while you are on the road can be unnerving and potentially very dangerous. This is a sure sign that you need your transmission examined immediately.

No matter the problem with your transmission, we are here to help. We have been repairing transmissions for over 30 years in the Charlotte NC area. We provide Free Towing on all Transmission Rebuilds, Free Diagnostic services and more. Call us today at 704-821-3460 if you have any of the transmission problems above, or a question about your transmission repair.

Toys for Tots Drop off Location | Charlotte NC

Toys for Tots Drop off Location Charlotte NCFor the past several years, Twin Automotive & Transmission has taken part in the Toys for Tots Donation program. Each year we offer special discounts for our customers if they bring in an unwrapped toy to donate for the cause.

This year we are offering a special $250 OFF when you bring in an unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots! Toys can be of any value – but must be new and unwrapped!

Have another auto repair you need done?
Other repairs also receive discounts for each toy donated!
(Limit 1 discount per repair ticket)

Want to Donate but don’t need a repair?
Thats OK too! Bring in a new, unwrapped toy donation and we will provide you a certificate or discount coupon that is valid until Christmas of 2013 – next year.

Help local Children in need this Christmas! Bring in you Toys fo Tots donations now! Deadline for Box Pick Up is 12/20/2012.

Nissan Pathfinder Transmission Repair | Charlotte NC

Does your Nissan Pathfinder need a transission repair? Twin Automotive is Charlotte’s best Transmission Repair shop and specializes in Transmission Repair, including Nissan Pathfinder transmission repair. In this article, we discuss transmission problems with the Nissan Pathfinder, years 2005 – 2008.

The Nissan Pathfinder is an SUV vehicle manufactured by Nissan. The first Nissan Pathfinder model was created in 1986. Similar models include the Nissan Xterra and Murano. The 3rd generation Nissan Pathfinders seem to have the most transmission problems with years ranging from 2005 – 2008 with the most transmission problems to date. Here is more information on transmission repair and problems specific to the Nissan Pathfinder:

2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 Nissan Pathfinders have been trending in the past 60 days to have the most problems with their transmissions. It seems that as your mileage increases on your Pathfinder, your vehicle is more likely to need a transmission repair. This can be caused to lack of servicing the transmission, although many of these transmission issues are caused by coolant that has leaked into the transmission, problems with the radiator or other transmission problems.

Here are some signs that your Nissan Pathfinder is in need of a transmission repair:

* vehicle is “shuddering” or rumbling around 35 – 50 mph
* check engine light is on – although this may not immediately signal that there is a transmission problem, you should always have your Pathfinder checked when this light illuminates. It could be the sign of a worse problem to come
* trouble shifting gears
* loss of gears, forward or reverse
* transmission is making a whining noise – this noise typically starts slowly, starting only when your Pathfinder is accelerating. Over time this whining will become more continuous and louder. This is a very major sign you have a transmission issue — please call 704-821-3460 immediately.
* transmission is causing the vehicle to shake – this is descrbed best as if going over “Rumbling strips”. Typically the rumbing begins around 20 – 60 mph and happens consistantly.

If you are having a problem with your Nissan Pathfinder, please call Charlotte’s transmission repair specialists at 704-821-3460. We specialize in Nissan Pathfinder Transmission Repair and can help solve any automotive issues your Pathfinder has. Mention this blog article to save $200 on your Nissan Pathfinder transmission rebuild, should you need it.

Nissan Pathfinder Transmission Repair

Here are some Nissan OBD Diagnostic Trouble Codes, specific to the transmission:

2004 Honda Accord Transmission Repair | Charlotte NC

2004 honda accord transmission repair charlotte nc resized 600Do you have a 2004 Honda Accord in need of Transmission Repair? Charlotte’s Transmission King, Twin Automotive, explains the top 3 signs of transmission problems in the 2004 Honda Accord. If you think you need a transmission repair or transmission rebuild, do not delay – call 704-821-3460 for a free estimate.

2004 Honda Accord Transmission Repair | Charlotte NC

The top complaints for the 2004 Honda Accord Transmission are:

1) Transmission is slipping 
Transmission slipping is a very common complaint when you have a transmission problem. A simple slip in the transmission, even if it just happens once or twice, can be an instant sign that there is a potentially major transmission problem. Transmission slippage can be caused my many things including worn internal transmission parts, low transmission fluid, transmission band problems or clutch problems. If your transmission is slipping, do not hesitate to call Twin Automotive at 704-821-3460 — ignoring issues such as this will lead to full blown transmission rebuild problems or worse.

2) Transmission is jerking
Jerking in the transmission can be caused by several things. One of the most common is either a) your fluid is low or b) your pressure has a problem. This can also be caused by worn parts inside the transmission. A transmission rebuild typically solves this issue as a transmission rebuild will replace worn parts.

3) High pitched whining noise / Transmission makes a low, vibrating sound / Transmission makes noise while shifting
Any unusual noises should be brought to our attention — your vehicle should not be vibrating unusually or making strange noises while shifting or driving. These noises could be anything within your vehicle and only upon a visual inspection and a road test can we determine if it is the transmission or another part of your vehicle that is failing. Call us at 704-821-3460 for a free diagnostic.

4) Loss of gears / Cannot put gears into park / Transmission switches gears while parked
These are all very common signs of a transmission problem. Whenever there is an issue with your gears, such as loss of gears or switching gears, this is a sign that you may need a complete transmission rebuild. The transmission controls the power that goes to your wheels and enables your vehicle to move. When your transmission fails, you will not be able to move your vehicle or your gears will fail. If you have this issue, please call us at 704-821-3460 and ask about our Free Towing option.

Here at Twin Automotive & Transmission Repair of Charlotte NC, we have been repairing transmissions for over 30 years. Although there are many types of transmissions, we have seen your same transmission problem before and know what the proper solution for repair will be.

We have Charlotte’s Longest Transmission Rebuild Warranty – 3 Years / Unlimited Miles. Why the long warranty? Because we sell on QUALITY. We guarrantee all of our work, including all transmission rebuild repairs. Call us at 704-821-3460 and don’t forget to mention this blog article for a $200 OFF Transmission Rebuild coupon to be applied to your invoice. (cannot be combined with any other offers or previous quotes – must be mentioned at the time of estimate)

2005 Nissan Frontier Transmission Repair | Charlotte NC

2005 Nissan Frontier Transmission Repair Charlotte NC resized 600Twin Automotive & Transmission is Charlotte’s best Transmission Repair shop. If you are located in Charlotte NC or surrounding areas, call Twin Automotive for a Free Diganosis of your Automotive or Transmission Repair at 704-821-3460.

The Nissan Frontier is known as being a good truck, but it is also known for its transmission problems. 

About the Nissan Frontier
The Nissan Frontier is a type of pickup truck sold by Nissan. Nissan Frontiers are currently built in Tennesse. Nissan Frontiers are known to retain almost 58% of their value after a 2 year period and did not come in a V6 engine until 1999. Most Nissan Frontiers experience Transmission problems after or around 90,000 miles.


Common 2005 Nissan Frontier Transmission Repair Problems

1) Cracked Radiator
The first most common problem with the 2005 Nissan Frontier is damage to the transmission due to a radiator that has cracked.
2) Vibration / Noises
Vibration and Noises coming from the transmission area while you are operating the 2005 Nissan Frontier is an immediate sign that the vehicle needs to be checked out. Whenever you hear noises or feel vibrations from the vehicle that are not common, you should not ignore them. They could be a signal that something is wrong.
3) Jerking / Slipping while Shifting
This is a very common and easy way to tell if you have a transmission problem. In between shifting, if you feel the gears slipping or if the transmission is causing jerking, you need to bring your vehicle to Twin Automotive for a Transmission Diagnosis. Problems with your transmission gears can be easily fixed when discovered early on, while severe transmission problems may take longer and cost more.

A transmission rebuild for your 2005 Nissan Frontier Transmission includes removing the transmission from the vehicle and completely unassembling the unit. Each transmission part is taken out, cleaned and inspected for worn or broken parts. Any worn or broken parts are replaced with new parts. The transmission fluid is also drained from the unit and inspected. Afterwards, the transmission is completely reassembled. Depending on the type of transmission, a complete transmission rebuild can be completed in several hours to 1 – 3 days. We rebuild all of our transmissions in house and at our location by expert transmission repair specialists.

If you think you have a problem with your 2005 Nissan Frontier Transmission, go to Twin Automotive & Transmission Repair. We are Charlotte’s best Transmission Repair shop and carry Charlotte’s Longest Transmission repair warranty. Why such a long warranty? Because we sell on Quality. When you invest in Twin, you know you are getting the best service and at the best price.

Use this coupon below for $200 OFF your Nissan Frontier Transmission Rebuild Repair:

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Nissan Specific Trouble OBD-II Trouble Codes:

Code Description
MAP/BARO Pressure Switch Solenoid Valve
Thermostat Function
Swirl Control Valve Control Solenoid Valve
Closed Loop Control (Bank 1)
Swirl Control Valve Control Vacuum Switch
Closed Loop Control (Bank 2)
Ignition Signal
ABS/TCS Control Unit
ABS/TCS Communication Line
Engine Over Temperature (Overheat)
Ignition Signal
Crankshaft Position Sensor (REF)
Crankshaft Position Sensor (CKPS)
EGRC Solenoid Valve
EGR Temperature Sensor
EGR System
EVAP Control System Small Leak
Vacuum Cut Valve Bypass Valve
Canister Purge Volume Control Solenoid Valve
EVAP Canister Purge Volume Control Valve
EVAP Canister Vent Control Valve (Closed)
EVAP Control System Purge Flow Monitoring
EVAP Canister Vent Control Valve (Open)
Fuel Level Sensor Circuit (Ground Signal)
Vacuum Cut Valve Bypass Valve (Circuit)
Vacuum Cut Valve Bypass Valve
EVAP Canister Purge Control/Solenoid Valve (Circuit)
EVAP Canister Purge Control Valve/Solenoid Valve
TCC Solenoid Valve
A/T Diagnostic Communication Line
Throttle Position Sensor Circuit A/T
Park/Neutral Position (PNP) Switch
Overrun Clutch Solenoid Valve (Circuit)

 DTC Codes – P0700-P0899 – Transmission

  • P0700 Transmission Control System Malfunction
  • P0701 Transmission Control System Range/Performance
  • P0702 Transmission Control System Electrical
  • P0703 Torque Converter/Brake Switch B Circuit Malfunction
  • P0704 Clutch Switch Input Circuit Malfunction
  • P0705 Transmission Range Sensor Circuit malfunction (PRNDL Input)
  • P0706 Transmission Range Sensor Circuit Range/Performance
  • P0707 Transmission Range Sensor Circuit Low Input
  • P0708 Transmission Range Sensor Circuit High Input
  • P0709 Transmission Range Sensor Circuit Intermittent
  • P0710 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Malfunction
  • P0711 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Range/Performance
  • P0712 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Low Input
  • P0713 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit High Input
  • P0714 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Intermittent
  • P0715 Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit Malfunction
  • P0716 Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit Range/Performance
  • P0717 Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit No Signal
  • P0718 Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit Intermittent
  • P0719 Torque Converter/Brake Switch B Circuit Low
  • P0720 Output Speed Sensor Circuit Malfunction
  • P0721 Output Speed Sensor Range/Performance
  • P0722 Output Speed Sensor No Signal
  • P0723 Output Speed Sensor Intermittent
  • P0724 Torque Converter/Brake Switch B Circuit High
  • P0725 Engine Speed input Circuit Malfunction
  • P0726 Engine Speed Input Circuit Range/Performance
  • P0727 Engine Speed Input Circuit No Signal
  • P0728 Engine Speed Input Circuit Intermittent
  • P0730 Incorrect Gear Ratio
  • P0731 Gear I Incorrect ratio
  • P0732 Gear 2 Incorrect ratio
  • P0733 Gear 3 Incorrect ratio
  • P0734 Gear 4 Incorrect ratio
  • P0735 Gear 5 Incorrect ratio
  • P0736 Reverse incorrect gear ratio
  • P0740 Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Malfunction
  • P0741 Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Performance or Stuck Off
  • P0742 Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Stock On
  • P0743 Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Electrical
  • P0744 Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Intermittent
  • P0745 Pressure Control Solenoid Malfunction
  • P0746 Pressure Control Solenoid Performance or Stuck Off
  • P0747 Pressure Control Solenoid Stuck On
  • P0748 Pressure Control Solenoid Electrical
  • P0749 Pressure Control Solenoid Intermittent
  • P0750 Shift Solenoid A Malfunction
  • P0751 Shift Solenoid A Performance or Stuck Off
  • P0752 Shift Solenoid A Stuck On
  • P0753 Shift Solenoid A Electrical
  • P0754 Shift Solenoid A Intermittent
  • P0755 Shift Solenoid B Malfunction
  • P0756 Shift Solenoid B Performance or Stock Off
  • P0757 Shift Solenoid B Stuck On
  • P0758 Shift Solenoid B Electrical
  • P0759 Shift Solenoid B Intermittent
  • P0760 Shift Solenoid C Malfunction
  • P0761 Shift Solenoid C Performance or Stuck Off
  • P0762 Shift Solenoid C Stuck On
  • P0763 Shift Solenoid C Electrical
  • P0764 Shift Solenoid C Intermittent
  • P0765 Shift Solenoid D Malfunction
  • P0766 Shift Solenoid D Performance or Stuck Off
  • P0767 Shift Solenoid D Stuck On
  • P0768 Shift Solenoid D Electrical
  • P0769 Shift Solenoid D Intermittent
  • P0770 Shift Solenoid E Malfunction
  • P0771 Shift Solenoid E Performance or Stuck Off
  • P0772 Shift Solenoid E Stuck On
  • P0773 Shift Solenoid E Electrical
  • P0774 Shift Solenoid E Intermittent
  • P0780 Shift Malfunction
  • P0781 1-2 Shift Malfunction
  • P0782 2-3 Shift Malfunction
  • P0783 3-4 Shift Malfunction
  • P0784 4-5 Shift Malfunction
  • P0785 Shift/Timing Solenoid Malfunction
  • P0786 Shift/Timing Solenoid Range/Performance
  • P0787 Shift/Timing Solenoid Low
  • P0788 Shift/Timing Solenoid High
  • P0789 Shift/Timing Solenoid Intermittent
  • P0790 Normal/Performance Switch Circuit Malfunction
  • P0801 Reverse Inhibit Control Circuit Malfunction
  • P0803 1-4 Upshift (Skip Shift) Solenoid Control Circuit Malfunction
  • P0804 1-4 Upshift (Skip Shift) Lamp Control Circuit Malfunction

Top 3 Symptoms of Honda Transmission Repair | Charlotte NC

honda transmission repair charlotte ncThe Transmission in your Honda is a very essential part of your vehicle. Without your Honda Transmission working properly, your car will not be able to move or operate as efficiently as possible. Sometimes there are signs that your Honda Transmission needs to be repaired.

Here are the top 3 Signs you may need your Honda Transmission repaired or rebuilt:

1) Honda Transmission is Slipping

You can recognize that your honda transmission is slipping if the transmission up-shifts then drops out of gear while you are driving at a steady speed. You should see a decrease or increase in the RMPs of the engine and may also hear a change in engine noise when this happens.

2)  Clunking or Knocking Noises when Shifting

When you shift gears, there should be no sound. However, if a transmission issue is on the rise, you may hear clunking sounds or knocking noises when you shift. Noises like this can be a sign that your transmission gears have extreme wear and tear, or there may be a failure inside the Honda Transmission.

3) Fluid Leaks from your Honda Transmission

Transmission fluid is one of the most important parts to a Transmission. The transmission fluid protects all the moving parts inside the Honda Transmission and without it, the parts will just grind together, creating wear and will cause failures or breaks. If there is any sign of a fluid leak (transmission fluid will appear red or dark red), this is a major sign for concern.

There are many preventive maintenance options for keeping your Honda Transmission at its best condition and to avoid large repairs such as a transmission rebuild. Some of these include a Transmission Renew or Transmission Service that would allow us to inspect your transmission and change the transmission fluid.

If you think your Honda Transmission may have a problem or need a Transmission Repair,
Please contact us immediately at 704-821-3460 to avoid major damage.
Should you need a Transmission rebuild on your Honda, please keep this blog article for a $200 OFF Transmission Rebuild coupon to be applied to your account.

Car AC Repair | Charlotte NC

Your car AC is basically like a fridge but with a werid layout. A Car AC is designed to move heat from one place to another, and to cool the inside of your car. As a car AC repair specialist in Charlotte NC, we are very familiar with your vehicle’s AC system.

A Car AC system is comprised of several parts:

  • Compressor – compresses and circulates the refrigerant in the system
  • Evaporator – Transfers heat to the refrigerant from the air blown across it, cooling your car
  • Refrigerant – (on modern cars, usually a substance called R-134a, older cars have r-12 freon which is becoming increasingly more expensive and hard to find, and also requires a license to handle) which carries the heat
  • Condenser – This changes the phase of the refrigerant from gas to liquid. It also expels heat removed from the car
  • Expansion Valve – this is similar to anozzle and functions to simultaneously drop the pressure of the refrigerant liquid, meter its flow, and atomize it
  • Receiver and Dryer – This is like a filter for the refrigerant/oil, removing moisture and other contaminants

Its very easy to tell when your Car AC may need a repair. Typically you will hear strange noises while it is operating, the cold or hot air may not work at all, or there may even be a strange smell coming from the system.

It is very important that if your car AC needs a repair to have it looked at immediately before further damage is caused to the car AC. We are specialists for Car AC repair in Charlotte NC –Call us at 704-821-3460 for a free estimate on your car AC repair.

2005 Ford Taurus Transmission Repair | Charlotte NC

Ford Taurus Transmission RepairBoth years, 2003 Ford Taurus and the 2004 Ford Taurus seem to have the most transmission problems than other Ford Taurus years, but today we will focus on 2005 Ford Taurus Transmission Repair specifically.

Transmission repair issues for the 2005 Ford Taurus arise on average around 75,868 miles. Common experiences to signal a tranmission problem include driving and then noticing the transmission jerking when shifting, slow deceleration even when pressing the gas pedal, or even slipping gears.

So why do these transmission problems exist and what can be done to repair them? Here are the three complaints and reason for transmission repair:

1) Pops out of gear while driving
When you are driving, you may notice a sudden revv noise or the car isn’t travelling properly — the gear has switched on its own to another and won’t stay in the proper gear. This can be a very severe issue as it usually gets worse pretty fast from here. This usually means your gears are slipping, there may be a torque converter problem or even a problem in the transmission solenoid. On occasion, simple things such as low, burnt, or old oil can also cause random pops out of gear.
If you are experiencing this issue, please call us at 704-821-3406 immediately for a free diagnosis or if you are not located in the Charlotte NC area, contact your local transmission repair shop.

2) Torque converter failed
The torque converter allows your transmission to shift gears; without this, your car would not be able to move properly or at all. One of the most common reasons for torque converter failure is overheating. If there are high levels of slippage, the torque converter may not be able to keep up and dissipate the heat this creates. When torque converters overheat, more internal damage is caused, especially to the seals that keep fluids inside the converter. This in turn also causes a leak, which drains the transmission, causing it to stop working.
Torque converter failure is very serious — if you notice leaks or slipping, call us immediately at 704-821-3460 before furthur damage occurs.

3) Other transmission problems that led to a transmission rebuild / repair

There are many other reasons why your 2005 Ford Taurus transmission can fail. Some are very common issues, such as gears slipping or not shifting, or even loss of forward gear or reverse. Most of the transmission problems listed here can be resolved with a transmission rebuild. A transmission rebuld will restore your transmission to a like-almost-new condition — replaces broken internal parts, cleans the entire unit, and rebuilt with new fluids, seals and more.

We are experts in the field of transmission repair and transmission rebuild. Although every transmission has different problems, we have rebuilt the same transmission as yours before. We offer free transmission diagnostic services – so call us with your transmission problem or visit us in person to discuss what repair matches your vehicle’s needs. Use this coupon below to save $200 of your transmission rebuild!

Car AC Repair | Charlotte NC

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OK, so you got the slight hint that its almost summer from the temperatures in Charlotte reaching in the late 80’s yesterday. And, your Car A/C isn’t really working in top condition…or maybe its not working at all.
How can you be sure that your car A/C is ready to help you handle the heat this summer?
Check out these top 3 tips for car A/C repair, including a special summer savings 
coupon to get that A/C Running cold again in no time. 

1) Keep Your Car AC Running with Routine Maintenance
Routine maintenance on your Car AC system will help keep your Car AC running all year long. Checking and topping off refridgerate levels and ensuring there are no leaks in your Car AC will ensure cool air to keep blowing all summer long. Routine Maintenance on your Car AC will also allow us to specifically check for cross-contamination in your air flow — this helps to ensure you get the best quality air flow as well as best temperature
2) Run your Car AC all year round
Running your Car AC all year round, including during the winter, will help keep the AC system well lubricated and even leak tight. The reason for this is because refrigerant carries oil that will lubricate the AC system, including a very important part — the AC compressor. Running the AC all year round will keep the seals and hoses moist. This prevents the hoses and seals from drying out and cracking which leads to AC leaks.3) Don’t Ignore The Unusual
Musty smells and strange noises are “unusual” and usually a signal that something is wrong with the car AC. Musty smells or an “old” smell could mean your car AC needs a AC system recharge, or it could mean that bacteria, micro-organisms, mold or even fungi are growing inside the vehicle (this is typical for older vehicles). Mold or bacteria can affect a cars passengers, even given them “car sick” symptoms. Strange noises could mean anything from your car AC’s compressor failing to an even more mechanical problem. Do not ignore any of these items and have them checked out immediately.

Here at Twin Automotive, we want you to have the best, cool summer ever. Don’t suffer in the heat. If your car AC needs a system recharge or if you are having any problems, let us know. We specialize in Car AC repair and can help get your car AC working in top condition. Check out our Car A/C coupons, including the special coupon listed below:

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Honda, unfortunately, is one of the top vehicles for transmission problems and transmission repair. The need for transmission repair is commonly found in Honda Accords, Honda Odysseys, Honda Pilots, Honda Civics and more.

Common Honda Transmission Repair Problems:

*Transmission gears are slipping
*Car will not move forward
*Loss of transmission gears including 1st, 3rd
*Burning smell – particularly in your transmission fluid
*Noises from the transmission, even when in neutral
*Clutch will not engage
*Transmission Fluid is leaking (this fluid will be red or dark red in color)
*Check engine light is on
*O/D light is flashing
*and other symptoms

Transmission repair is very common for Honda’s made in the early 2000’s. The Honda Transmission from 2001 – 2003 is most commonly seen here at our shop.

To avoid transmission repairs with your Honda, be sure to come in for routine maintainence of your transmission. Keeping up with scheduled fluid flushes and more will help keep your transmission in top shape and avoid costly transmission repairs.

Twin Automotive is Charlotte’s Transmission Repair Specialist for Honda Transmission Repair. If you have a honda vehicle in need of a transmission repair, call the transmission experts at Twin Automotive & Transmission.

Read their great reviews here,
or click here for a $200 OFF Transmission Repair coupon.