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The Best Transmission Shops in Wilmington DE Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire


Transmission shops in Wilmington DE bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are those transmission repair services proven by our independent research to have passed the TOP 10 requirements for value and honesty, carry liability insurance as protection for you the customer, and for whom our staff has called previous customers to verify high satisfaction with them for transmissions in Wilmington DE, including new transmissions, transmission repair, clutch repair, differential repair, transmission rebuilds, and more.

 

Updated March 29, 2017

 The TOP 10 Transmission Shops in Wilmington DE

All-Trans Transmissions
(302) 366-0104
18 Albe Dr # F
Newark, DE 19702

Areas Served: Wilmington Delaware,New Castle DE,Middletown DE,Brookside DE,Brandywine DE,Bear DE
Services: transmission rebuilders, transmission repair shop, new transmissions

Deltrans Inc
(302) 453-8213
759 Old Baltimore Pike
Newark, DE 19702

Areas Served: Brandywine DE,New Castle County,Hockessin DE,New Castle DE,Pike Creek,Wilmington DE
Services: transmission repair services, manual transmissions, automatic transmissions, clutches

Pro-Trans Inc
(302) 613-0449
807 Pulaski Hwy
Bear, DE 19701

Areas Served: Wilmington Delaware,New Castle County,Lower Christiana DE,New Castle DE,Brandywine
Services: transmission replacement, transmission repair, clutch repair, clutch replacement

Benchmark Transmissions
(302) 376-6510
128 Patriot Dr # 1
Middletown, DE 19709

Areas Served: Wilmington DE,New Castle County,Upper Christiana DE,Brandywine DE,Glasgow DE,Bear DE
Services: transmissions, custom transmission rebuilds, transfer case repair, clutch repair

Benchmark Transmissions
(302) 368-4900
2101 Ogletown Rd
Newark, DE 19711

Areas Served: New Castle County,Lower Christiana DE,Glasgow DE,Wilmington DE,Brandywine,New Castle
Services: manual & automatic transmission repair, clutch replacement, differentials

AAMCO Transmissions
(302) 798-3635
3111 Philadelphia Pike
Claymont, DE 19703

Areas Served: Piedmont DE,New Castle DE,Glasgow DE,New Castle County,Wilmington DE,Brandywine DE
Services: new transmissions, transmission repair shop, dual-clutch transmissions

Power Transmission Inc
(302) 322-7110
12 Mccullough Dr # 2
New Castle, DE 19720

Areas Served: New Castle County,Piedmont DE,Brandywine DE,Lower Christiana DE,Wilmington Delaware
Services: continuously variable transmissions, dual-clutch transmissions, manual transmissions

The Best Transmission Shops in Wilmington DE Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire 


The state of Delaware does not require transmission shops in Wilmington DE to qualify for a state license, so there is no state standard for competency among transmission repair services.

Likewise, Delaware has no requirement that services for transmission repair in Wilmington DE first show the state proof of liability insurance to reimburse you in the event of any damages that might occur during servicing.

This makes it all the more significant that all services for new transmissions, transmission rebuild or transmission repair in Wilmington DE that bear The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have been cleared by our research staff as passing all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 status such as survey phone calls to previous customers to verify high satisfaction with their transmission repair services, good complaint record, verified liability insurance, verified state registration, sufficient length of time in business, only employees legal to work in the U.S., and more.

 

 

Question To Ask Transmission Shops in Wilmington DE 


Ask these questions about experience, pricing, methods, and terms of transmission shops in Wilmington DE:

• How long have the transmission centers been doing transmission repairs in Wilmington DE?

• How often do the transmission repair mechanics work on your kind of car?

• Will the transmission shop give you names and numbers of previous customers you can call as references? (All transmission shops in Wilmington DE bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol have already had their customers called by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• Do they charge an inspection fee before you agree to any transmission repair?

• Will they need to put your car up on the lift and do some disassembly in order to diagnose the problem and give you a quote? If so, how much mroe will they charge you to put it back together if you decide not to authorize a repair? (This is one way that cheap transmission services in Wilmington only seem so, with a low initial quote to diagnose, but then extoring you for a large sum of money to put it back together if you don't do the repair.)

• If the transmission shop quotes you for a "transmission rebuild", will they specify every single item being replaced in the transmission? (This is another way that cheap transmission repair services in Wilmington only seem so, by falsely calling it a "transmission rebuild" when really it is only a relatively minor bench repair.)

• Does the transmission shop do all the work in-house or do they send any transmission work out to another shop, and if so, what is the name so you can research their reputation?

• Will they show you proof of active liability insurance to reimburse you in the event of any accidental damage to your vehicle while it's in the care? (All transmission shops in Wilmington DE bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol have already had their proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• Do the transmission repair specialists use original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts, other new parts, or used or refurbished parts?

• Will work performed by the transmission repair shops affect your manufacturer's warranty?

• Will the transmission repair centers provide a written, itemized estimate for transmission repair?

• Will the transmission mechanics provide a written contract for transmission repair?

• What process do the transmission repair mechanics go through to price transmission work?

• What type of warranty do they give on your repair and can you see a written copy?

• How long should it take to complete?

• Do they provide courtesy cars?

• If the repair work involves a damaged transmission component, what was the failure?

• What action would the transmission specialists take if this had happened to their own car?

• Will they let you have all claimed damaged or worn transmission parts that need replacement?


Once you've found the best transmission shop in Wilmington DE for your needs, make sure they have a good complaint history.  (All transmission shops in Wilmington DE bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol have already had their good complaint history verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

 

 

Research on Transmission Repair in Wilmington DE 


Common Transmission Repair Terms


Automatic Transmission -
An automatic transmission shifts itself. A fluid coupling or torque converter instead of a manually operated clutch connects the transmission to the engine. Newer automatic transmission vehicles use electronic controls to regulate shifting and torque converter lockup.

Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) -
A special kind of oil used in automatic transmissions. There are several types: Dexron II, Dexron III, Type F, Mercon, Mercon V, Chrysler 7176 and several varieties of Chrysler ATF-Plus. All of these automatic transmission fluid types are are friction-modified lubricants except Type F. Dexron II, Dexron III, Mercon and Mercon V have similar additives. You should only use the automatic transmission fluid specified by your vehicle manufacturer. If you use the wrong automatic transmission fluid, you can cause transmission problems. Read your user's manual if you do not know what type of ATF your transmission calls for. Some dipsticks list the type of automatic transmission fluid required. Some universal ATF fluids are available that meet requirements for many friction-modified vehicles. Newer automatic transmission fluid such as Dexron III and Mercon V last longer than past types of automatic transmission fluid, but they can still oxidize if your transmission runs too hot. Towing is especially hard on automatic transmission fluid unless your transmission is equipped with an oil cooler. It is recommended you change your older vehicle's transmission fluid around every 30,000 miles. Newer vehicles have different automatic transmission fluid change recommendations. See your owner's manual for details.
 
Clutch -
A pedal or lever that engages or disengages the rotating shaft and driving mechanism in manual transmission vehicles.

Clutch Pedal - The pedal to the left of the brake pedal on manual transmission vehicles. Pushing down the clutch pedal enables the driver to change gears.

Differential -
A special gearbox designed to spilt and deliver the torque into two outputs that turn at different speeds. Axel differentials are designed to split torque evenly; however, when a center differential is used between the front axles and rear axles in four-wheel-drive systems, it can allocate torque unevenly.


Drive Train - The system that connects the transmission to the drive axles.


Manual Transmission - A transmission in which the driver changes gears using a hand-operated gearshift and a foot-operated clutch. Also known as a "standard transmission".

Transmission
- Transmission is the gearbox that multiplies engine torque through gear reduction and torque conversion. Most manual transmission vehicles have four or five speeds, with the highest gear being either a 1:1 drive ratio or an overdrive ratio that is less than 1:1.  Automatic transmissions multiply the engine torque as it passes through the fluid coupling, also called the torque converter, then through different gear ratios. Vehicles with manual transmissions usually have better fuel economy than cars with automatic transmissions because of slippage that frequently occurs in automatic transmission torque converters.   Manual transmissions are usually easy to maintain, except for the clutch, which can break or malfunction if adjusted incorrectly or treated roughly. With automatics, the leading mechanical problem is fluid breakdown that results from overheating. You can avoid transmission failure with transmission fluid changes and filter changes every 24,000 miles.

 

 

Resources About Transmission Repair in Wilmington DE 


Licensing & Industry Associations Regarding Transmission Repair in Wilmington DE

AAA American Automobile Association www.aaa.com
AAIA Automotive Aftermarket Industry Associationwww.aftermarket.org
AASP Alliance Of Automotive Service Providers www.autoserviceproviders.com
AIAG Automotive Industry Action Group www.aiag.org
APAA Automotive Parts & Accessories Association www.apaa.org
APRA Automotive Parts Remanufactures Association www.apra.org
ASA Automotive Service Association www.asashop.org
ATRA Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association www.atra.com
ATSG Automatic Transmission Service Group atsg.biz
BBB Better Business Bureau www.bbb.com
CAPA Certified Auto Parts Association www.capacertified.org
MPTA Mechanical Power Transmission Association www.mpta.org
PTDA Power Transmission Distrs Association www.ptda.org



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