Ralph's Transmission Saves Happy Customer Money on Transmission RepairsPosted on: 08, May, 2017
Tommy just wasn't satisfied with the answers he was getting from other automotive shops. He knew the transmission in his 2005 Chevy Cobalt was having problems because it wasn't accelerating forward properly after stops or when running at cold temperatures. Tommy took his car into two different shops and each one just recommended a new transmission costing somewhere between $2,000-2,500. He knew he had to get another opinion, but this time from a transmission specialist.
"I was referred to Ralph's being told they are honest and would tell me the problem," Tommy says in his online review. "They would tell me how much to fix it and not just try to sell me a new transmission."
Tommy was smart to come to Ralph's. We performed a complete external inspection of the transmission and ran diagnostics to try and identify the problem. No diagnostic fault codes came up, though one of our technicians did find that the transmission fluid was low and discolored. That helped us get to the root of the problem. After the transmission pan was removed, we found that the oil feed pipe to the forward clutch was broken.
Ultimately, the transmission repair recommendation was to replace the oil feed pipe to the forward clutch and perform a basic transmission service with a new transmission filter installed. Tommy's car was fixed and he was back on the road quickly. He certainly did not need a brand new transmission like the other shops recommended.
"I walked away paying $525.09," Tommy says. "So to you other two shops, shame on you. And to Mario, thank you for being honest and there for me."
Thank you Tommy for sharing your story. We were glad to be of help. At Ralph's Transmission, we believe in providing honest service and expert advice. Sometimes major repairs are needed. Sometimes it's a simple fix. Because we specialize only in transmissions, we can better identify problems and find the most effective solutions.
And if your transmission does have major problems, don't pay too much for a whole new transmission. Let Ralph's Transmission perform a full custom rebuild. We will rebuild your transmission from scratch, replacing any faulty parts in the process and making sure it runs like new again. This can be done on any vehicle for less than $2,000 and you'll have assurance knowing that the rebuilt transmission is backed by our 3 Year, 100,000 Mile Warranty.
If you have transmission problems, bring your car to Ralph's Transmission in Downtown Modesto. We'll take care of you and your car. You can count on our team of dedicated transmission experts to get the job done right. Call us today at 209.526.1909 or schedule your appointment online.