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The Best Transmissions Shops in Essex County NJ Are the Ones Proven Safe To Spend With

Transmission shops in Essex County NJ that bear The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are those transmission repair services verified by our independent research to have passed the TOP 10 requirements for value and ability, that have liability insurance as protection for you the customer, and for which our staff has called their previous customers to verify high satisfaction with them for transmissions in Essex County NJ, including transmission repair, new transmissions, transmission rebuilds, clutch repair, differential repair, and more.


Updated March 29, 2017

 The TOP 10 Transmission Shops in Essex County NJ

Earl Jones Transmissions LLC
(973) 416-1065
771 S 17th St
Newark, NJ 07103

Areas Served: Essex County NJ,Bloomfield NJ,East Orange NJ,Newark NJ,Maplewood NJ,Belleville NJ
Services: transmission shop, manual transmissions, automatic transmissions, clutch repair

Trans Shoppe
(973) 992-0055
505 S Livingston Ave
Livingston, NJ 07039

Areas Served: Millburn NJ,Essex County NJ,Bloomfield NJ,East Orange NJ,Newark NJ,Irvington NJ
Services: transmissions, custom transmission rebuilds, transfer case repair, clutch repair

Fisher Auto Transmissions
(973) 227-3452
81 US Highway 46
Fairfield, NJ 07004

Areas Served: Essex County NJ,Belleville NJ,Newark New Jersey,Irvington NJ,Nutley NJ,Bloomfield NJ,
Services: new transmissions, transmission repair shop, dual-clutch transmissions

Samco Transmissions
(973) 589-6683
22 Foundry St
Newark, NJ 07105

Areas Served: Bloomfield NJ,Newark NJ,Irvington NJ,Essex County NJ,East Orange NJ,Livingston NJ
Services: transmission repair, new transmissions, clutch repair, differential repair

Transmission Doctor
(973) 399-9528
478 S Orange Ave
Newark, NJ 07103

Areas Served: Millburn NJ,Essex County NJ,Livingston NJ,Newark NJ,Irvington NJ,West Orange NJ
Services: manual & automatic transmission repair, clutch replacement, differentials

The Best Transmissions Shops in Essex County NJ Are the Ones Proven Safe To Spend With 

New Jersey does not require any state license of transmission shops in Essex County New Jersey, so there's no state standard for competency.

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



Question To Ask Transmission Shops in Essex County NJ 

Ask these questions about experience, pricing, methods, and terms of transmission shops in Essex County NJ:

• How long have the transmission centers been doing transmission repairs in Essex County NJ?

• 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 Essex County NJ 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 Essex County 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 Essex County 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 Essex County NJ 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 Essex County NJ for your needs, make sure they have a good complaint history.  (All transmission shops in Essex County NJ 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 Essex County NJ 

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 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 Essex County 

Licensing & Industry Associations Regarding Transmission Repair in Essex County
AAA American Automobile Association (
AAIA Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (
AASP Alliance Of Automotive Service Providers (
ADS American Driving Society (
AIAG Automotive Industry Action Group (
APAA Automotive Parts & Accessories Association (
APRA Automotive Parts Remanufactures Association (
ASA Automotive Service Association (
ASE Automotive Service Excellence (
ATRA Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association (
ATSG Automatic Transmission Service Group (
BAR Bureau of Automotive Repair (
BBB Better Business Bureau (
CAAT Council of Advanced Automotive Trainers (
CAPA Certified Auto Parts Association (
Diamond Certified
MPTA Mechanical Power Transmission Association (
NATEF National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (
SAE Society of Automotive Engineers (
USAC United States Auto Club Racing (

Media Related to Transmission Repair in Essex County

GEARS Magazine
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Automotive Rebuilder
Car and Driver
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Motor Age
Motor Trend
Popular Hot Rodding
Road & Track
Rebuilder Direct
Recyclers World
Super Chevy
Street Rodder
Sport Compact Car
Turbo & High Tech Performance
Today's SUV
Underhood Service
US Auto News

The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for TOP 10 Transmission Repair in Essex County within the following zip codes:

7041, 7114, 7004, 7003, 7103, 7028, 7017, 7110, 7107, 7018, 7111, 7019, 7105, 7188, 7108, 7009, 7044, 7039, 7112, 7021, 7051, 7078, 7109, 7104, 7052, 7007, 7043, 7006, 7050, 7102, 7068, 7040, 7106, 7079 and 7042

The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP10 Transmission Repair in Essex County within the following cities:

North Caldwell, Upper Montclair, Short Hills, Glen Ridge, Caldwell, Verona, Montclair, Silver Lake, Brookdale, Irvington, Belleville, Fairfield, Newark, East Orange, West Caldwell, South Orange Village, Essex Fells, Bloomfield, Cedar Grove, Nutley, West Orange, Millburn, Maplewood, Roseland, Livingston and City of Orange