Last year, George’s Transmission decided to close the doors. George’s had been an icon in the community for over 60 years. With the closing of George’s Transmission in Wyoming, MI,   I saw an opportunity to fill this service within our community. There are not many transmission rebuild shops within our community. Times have changed in the transmission industry. They have become more complex in natures. The years of long ago of a two speed power glide transmission are gone-- except for in our classic cars!!  I decided to invest into equipment to repair transmission, differentials and transfer cases.

 

This closing also left a few of the employees looking for new jobs. This year, we took the liberty of hiring Durk Snyder formally of George’s Transmission. Durk had worked for George’s Transmission for over 20 years. I have known Durk for over 15 years. I wanted to make an investment in Durk and provide him with a new career and a future with our family’s business.

 

Today’s vehicles are an average of 6 to 9 speed transmissions. Most are mechanically and electrically controlled by modules these days. Testing these transmissions requires the use of a lab scope, pressure gauges and the manufacture scanner to accurately diagnose the customer concern(s).

 

Sometimes the fix is just reprogramming the module or modules which control the transmission. What is this you say? Most vehicles these days have a Transmission Control Module (TCM). The TCM works in conjunction with the Powertrain Control Module (PCM). These modules work together to provide the proper engine performance and shifting quality the customer desires to experience.

Sometimes there may be issues with harsh downshifts or upshifts when cold or hot. This does not necessarily mean there is an issue with the transmission.

 

It could be just a software issue. Most of the time there are Technical Service Bulletins (TSB) which the manufacturer distributes which will address these issues. It is just a matter of erasing and uploading new software (reprogramming) to either the PCM or TCM and/or sometimes both to correct an issue the customer is experiencing. This to me is an inexpensive fix and would not need an unnecessary rebuild.

 

It is always best to have the vehicle diagnosed prior to any repairs and to verify the customer concern. This is crucial because to rebuild a transmission is quite expensive. All options must be explored before a rebuild is recommended

 

Estimating of transmission repairs can be difficult at times. Customers ask for quotes over the phone, but are not even sure if a rebuild is actually needed. It is hard to accurately give an estimate without first a teardown of the transmission to inspect the components. Most of the time we will give a ball park figure. If after the teardown, we find the cost of repairs exceeds the cost of a new or rebuild transmission, we will call you to go over options to get you back on the road again.

 

Transmission work is heavy and bulky work and takes time to remove the transmission from the vehicle. Then there is the time to perform a teardown of the transmission and cleaning parts. We ask our customers to be patient. We do realize the vehicle is needed,  and we will repair the vehicle in a timely manner.

 

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Last year, George’s Transmission decided to close the doors. George’s had been an icon in the community for over 60 years. With the closing of George’s Transmission in Wyoming, MI,   I saw an opportunity to fill this service within our community. There are not many transmission rebuild shops within our community. Times have changed in the transmission industry. They have become more complex in natures. The years of long ago of a two speed power glide transmission are gone-- except for in our classic cars!!  I decided to invest into equipment to repair transmission, differentials and transfer cases.

 

This closing also left a few of the employees looking for new jobs. This year, we took the liberty of hiring Durk Snyder formally of George’s Transmission. Durk had worked for George’s Transmission for over 20 years. I have known Durk for over 15 years. I wanted to make an investment in Durk and provide him with a new career and a future with our family’s business.

 

Today’s vehicles are an average of 6 to 9 speed transmissions. Most are mechanically and electrically controlled by modules these days. Testing these transmissions requires the use of a lab scope, pressure gauges and the manufacture scanner to accurately diagnose the customer concern(s).

 

Sometimes the fix is just reprogramming the module or modules which control the transmission. What is this you say? Most vehicles these days have a Transmission Control Module (TCM). The TCM works in conjunction with the Powertrain Control Module (PCM). These modules work together to provide the proper engine performance and shifting quality the customer desires to experience.

Sometimes there may be issues with harsh downshifts or upshifts when cold or hot. This does not necessarily mean there is an issue with the transmission.

 

It could be just a software issue. Most of the time there are Technical Service Bulletins (TSB) which the manufacturer distributes which will address these issues. It is just a matter of erasing and uploading new software (reprogramming) to either the PCM or TCM and/or sometimes both to correct an issue the customer is experiencing. This to me is an inexpensive fix and would not need an unnecessary rebuild.

 

It is always best to have the vehicle diagnosed prior to any repairs and to verify the customer concern. This is crucial because to rebuild a transmission is quite expensive. All options must be explored before a rebuild is recommended

 

Estimating of transmission repairs can be difficult at times. Customers ask for quotes over the phone, but are not even sure if a rebuild is actually needed. It is hard to accurately give an estimate without first a teardown of the transmission to inspect the components. Most of the time we will give a ball park figure. If after the teardown, we find the cost of repairs exceeds the cost of a new or rebuild transmission, we will call you to go over options to get you back on the road again.

 

Transmission work is heavy and bulky work and takes time to remove the transmission from the vehicle. Then there is the time to perform a teardown of the transmission and cleaning parts. We ask our customers to be patient. We do realize the vehicle is needed,  and we will repair the vehicle in a timely manner.

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Transmissions
Offering Quality Transmission Repair

Last year, George’s Transmission decided to close the doors. George’s had been an icon in the community for over 60 years. With the closing of George’s Transmission in Wyoming, MI,   I saw an opportunity to fill this service within our community. There are not many transmission rebuild shops within our community. Times have changed in the transmission industry. They have become more complex in natures. The years of long ago of a two speed power glide transmission are gone-- except for in our classic cars!!  I decided to invest into equipment to repair transmission, differentials and transfer cases.

 

This closing also left a few of the employees looking for new jobs. This year, we took the liberty of hiring Durk Snyder formally of George’s Transmission. Durk had worked for George’s Transmission for over 20 years. I have known Durk for over 15 years. I wanted to make an investment in Durk and provide him with a new career and a future with our family’s business.

 

Today’s vehicles are an average of 6 to 9 speed transmissions. Most are mechanically and electrically controlled by modules these days. Testing these transmissions requires the use of a lab scope, pressure gauges and the manufacture scanner to accurately diagnose the customer concern(s).

 

Sometimes the fix is just reprogramming the module or modules which control the transmission. What is this you say? Most vehicles these days have a Transmission Control Module (TCM). The TCM works in conjunction with the Powertrain Control Module (PCM). These modules work together to provide the proper engine performance and shifting quality the customer desires to experience.

Sometimes there may be issues with harsh downshifts or upshifts when cold or hot. This does not necessarily mean there is an issue with the transmission.

 

It could be just a software issue. Most of the time there are Technical Service Bulletins (TSB) which the manufacturer distributes which will address these issues. It is just a matter of erasing and uploading new software (reprogramming) to either the PCM or TCM and/or sometimes both to correct an issue the customer is experiencing. This to me is an inexpensive fix and would not need an unnecessary rebuild.

 

It is always best to have the vehicle diagnosed prior to any repairs and to verify the customer concern. This is crucial because to rebuild a transmission is quite expensive. All options must be explored before a rebuild is recommended

 

Estimating of transmission repairs can be difficult at times. Customers ask for quotes over the phone, but are not even sure if a rebuild is actually needed. It is hard to accurately give an estimate without first a teardown of the transmission to inspect the components. Most of the time we will give a ball park figure. If after the teardown, we find the cost of repairs exceeds the cost of a new or rebuild transmission, we will call you to go over options to get you back on the road again.

 

Transmission work is heavy and bulky work and takes time to remove the transmission from the vehicle. Then there is the time to perform a teardown of the transmission and cleaning parts. We ask our customers to be patient. We do realize the vehicle is needed,  and we will repair the vehicle in a timely manner.

 

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