How to Find the Best Mechanic for your Dodge Transmission Repair

Dodge transmissions are tricky and, as such, it’s important that you don’t just trust your transmission to any old mechanic when it needs repair. Instead, you need to do your research and put in the time and effort it takes to find an honest, reputable, fairly priced, and experienced mechanic. While it does take some work on your part to do this, you’ll be rewarded in the end by a car that runs a lot more smoothly and by not overpaying for the repair job that you need.

You can begin your search just by going online to search for mechanics in your area or even by paging through the local phone book. Just make a list of all of your options, being especially on the lookout for shops that specialize in transmission and related issues. Once you’ve got your list all set up, it’s normal to feel a little overwhelmed. If you live in a medium to large city, you likely have quite a few choices to choose from. Don’t worry, however, because the next thing to do is to start narrowing down that list.

Start by looking into each mechanic on your list. Visit their websites if applicable, call  and ask for a rate quote on a transmission repair, or even stop by the shop to visit it and meet the staff. You can also go online and read reviews written by past or current clients of a particular mechanic or shop. If you find anything in the reviews that makes you uncomfortable, if the quoted price is too high, or if you just don’t like something about a particular mechanic, feel free to cross them off your list. Ideally, you’ll want to get your list down to a few (two to four or so) final choices.

With your final choices in hand, it’s time to get serious. Touch base with each of those choices and ask if you can bring your vehicle in for a free assessment, in which you’ll learn what’s wrong with the transmission, what should be done to fix it, and, of course, how much the job will cost. Most shops and mechanics do offer a free assessment, but if you run into one who wants to charge, run for the hills. This is a good sign that money, not your satisfaction or doing a quality job, is that person or company’s main concern.

Once you have your opinions and rate quotes (hopefully all of the opinions match up!), you can sit down and compare shops, prices, and other information to make your final, informed decision. If you are faced with a lot of dissenting opinions on just what is wrong with your transmission, it’s best to get a few more opinions and see what the most common consensus is. All that matters in the end is that you put in the work to get your transmission properly repaired and running strong for you for many years to come.

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