Transmission Repair Estimates in Richardson, TX

Just as you would not expect a doctor to give you a diagnosis over the phone, it is impossible to phone-shop transmission companies for estimates on transmission repair. The transmission repair facility must see the vehicle to begin the diagnostic process.

All transmission repair centers should road-test a car first. This will determine if the problem is with the transmission. An external check will determine if there is an internal or external problem with the system. If the problem is internal, a thorough internal diagnosis of the amount of damage can only be made by pulling the transmission.

Many times a computer malfunction or defective sensor will give the impression that there is a transmission problem. Due to the increasing technology in late model vehicles, the transmission repair facility may need to conduct an electronic diagnosis first to eliminate the possibility of a computer or sensor malfunction.

A thorough internal diagnosis, which includes removing and dismantling the transmission, should find the extent of the damage. Your cost of repair can then be accurately determined. Most shops offer free external inspections and some may offer to conduct an internal diagnosis for a reasonable charge.

Watch out for transmission repair facilities that continuously call after you have authorized work to begin, reporting more damage and increasing the repair price. If a complete internal diagnosis was conducted, this should not occur.

Also, be wary of ads that claim “We’ll repair any transmission for…” or offers to rebuild a transmission for an unbelievably low price. The transmission must be properly diagnosed before the transmission damage and the cost of the repair can be determined. Also, be cautious if a company is quick to quote a firm price without seeing the car. And remember, if a claim sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

When you do compare prices, compare only apples to apples. There are no minimum rebuilding standards on transmissions.

You should also become familiar with the term “rebuilt” as it applies to transmission repair. Even though there are more than 300 parts in the average transmission, a transmission may only have a few internal parts replaced and be called “rebuilt”. In Texas, if two or more parts are replaced, the transmission may be called “rebuilt”, “overhauled”, or “reconditioned”. Ask what exactly is being repaired for the price quoted and if the parts are used, reconditioned, or new.

Transmission Repair

transmissionrepairThe transmission system is usually ignored until there is a major problem. Many people who notice their car is not running properly ignore the problem with the hope that the symptoms with work themselves out. This could result in more extensive damage to your vehicle as the problem becomes more severe.

The following symptoms may indicate a problem with your transmission:

  • Failing or delaying when shifting
  • Thumping or lagging when shifting
  • The engine speeds up when you apply the gas, but the car doesn’t
  • Red, pink, or brown puddles under your car
  • The need to add transmission fluid
  • Unusual noises, such as a whining sound when you step on the accelerator, a grinding noise, or a banging noise when you come to a stop
  • Your car fails to move when cold, but improves once it is warmed up
  • Engine overheating
  • If you suspect there is a problem with your car, have it checked out before more damage is done. Or call Eagle Transmission Shop Richardson location, and one of our highly skilled, customer friendly, courteous technicians will be most happy to offer you a NO OBLIGATION, FREE CONSULTATION.

Choosing a Transmission Specialist

When you choose a transmission specialist, be sure you know exactly what work you are authorizing (i.e. estimate, internal or external diagnosis, or transmission repair).

If asked, the technician should be willing to show you the damaged parts and explain the repair work. Also, ask for a damaged-parts report and a breakdown of the work that was done. If you want to inspect the damaged parts pulled from the transmission, be sure to ask the mechanic when you authorize the work, not after. As with any contract, make sure you understand all aspects of the work. If you give your authorization over the phone, understand exactly what work you are approving. Phone authorization is a binding commitment.

What To Look For

  • Is the shop a member of the Better Business Bureau? The Bureau can give you the company’s history in dealing with customers?
  • Is the company a member of any transmission groups, such as the Automatic Transmission Rebuilder Association (ATRA) or Automatic Service Association (ASA), or is it part of a national franchise that offers
    training programs to keep technicians up-to-date on new technology?
  • Do they participate in continuing education and training programs?
  • Is the shop well-equipped with the proper diagnostic tools for your vehicle? One of the easiest things to look for is the hydraulic lifts needed to raise your car?
  • Is the shop clean and professional looking? Does it appear to be well-run?

Why Choose Eagle Transmission Richardson?

  • Check engine light on? We can help!! Free Check Engine Light Diagnostics
  • Transmission Repair Starting at $485 and Up.
  • $200 Dollars Off Major Repairs
  • 3 Day Free Car Rental with Major Repairs
  • Free Towing on all Major Repairs
  • Free Diagnostics with Major Repair ($250 Value)
  • Free Customer Pickup & Drop Off Service within a 40 Mile Radius
  • Multiple Financing Options Available with or without Credit Check 96% Approval – 0% Up to 6 Months

Visit us to discover what sets us apart from the competition and why we have grown to be a leader in transmission repair in Dallas and surrounding areas. Our highly trained and experienced transmission specialists provide free diagnostics to determine the problem and use state of the art equipment to diagnose and repair your vehicle. We also provide free towing with repairs. Check engine light on? Not sure if you have a problem or need a second opinion? Stop by or call and we can arrange to have a free diagnostic given. If you are having a problem, stop in as well.

Eagle Transmissions offers online promotions for transmission repair, transmission fluid change and a free air conditioning check up to keep you vehicle in optimal condition. You can view and print the coupons from our website to save money on vehicle repairs and service.

Call us today for transmission repairs, auto repairs or other services. We work to provide our customers with the highest level of service. We offer free pick up, delivery and customer drop-off / pick-up service, within a 40 mile radius of our location. In addition, we provide multiple payment plans and no credit check financing to help our customers finance the repairs they require and get them back on the road.

Complete Transmission Replacement in the Dallas Area


Stop by and discover why we stand apart from competitors and are considered a leading transmission repairs service provider throughout Plano and Dallas. Our experienced and highly trained technicians will perform free diagnostics in order to determine your transmission problem using the latest state-of-the-art tools. Additionally, count on us to provide free towing when you have repair work done. As a full-service automotive center, we can check engine light problems as well.