The Best Transmission Shops in Westchester County NY Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire
Transmission shops in Westchester County NY bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are those that have exceeded the minimum state requirements. They are the transmission repair services in Westchester County NY 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 Westchester County NY, including new transmissions, transmission repair, clutch repair, differential repair, transmission rebuilds, and more.
Updated October 17, 2016
|Phils Transmission Inc|
253 E 3rd St
Mt Vernon, NY 10553
Areas Served: Yonkers New York,Westchester County NY,New Rochelle NY,White Plains NY,Cortlandt NY
Services: transmission repair, new transmissions, clutch repair, differential repair
148 Oak St
Yonkers, NY 10701
Areas Served: White Plains New York,Greenburgh NY,Yorktown NY,Yonkers NY,Westchester County NY
Services: transmission repair shop, transmission filters,torque converters,transmission rebuild
|Sleepy Hollow Transmissions|
281 N Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Areas Served: White Plains NY,Westchester County NY,Mt Pleasant NY,Yonkers NY,Mt Vernon NY,Ossining
Services: continuously variable transmissions, dual-clutch transmissions, manual transmissions
|Solutions Auto Repair & Transmission|
138 Nepperhan Ave
Yonkers, NY 10701
Areas Served: New Rochelle NY,Westchester County NY,Rye NY,Yonkers NY,Ossining,Greenburgh NY,Pelham
Services: transmission replacement, transmission repair, clutch repair, clutch replacement
645 Center Ave
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
Areas Served: Westchester County New York,Yonkers NY,New Rochelle NY,White Plains NY,Cortlandt NY
Services: transmission sales, transmission repair, new clutches, clutch repair
1 River St
Elmsford, NY 10523
Areas Served: Rye NY,Mt Pleasant NY,Mt Vernon NY,Ossining NY,Cortlandt NY,Westchester County NY
Services: transmission shop, manual transmissions, automatic transmissions, clutch repair
|A & A Transmission Inc|
Thornwood, NY 10594
Areas Served: Westchester County NY,Ossining NY,Yonkers NY,Scarsdale NY,Greenburgh NY,New Rochelle
Services: transmission rebuilders, transmission repair shop, new transmissions
320 Boston Post Rd
Port Chester, NY 10573
Areas Served: Westchester County NY,Mamaroneck NY,Greenburgh NY,Peekskill NY,Yonkers NY,Eastchester
Services: transmission repair services, manual transmissions, automatic transmissions, clutches
New York requires only that transmission shops in Westchester County NY be registered with the state Department of Motor Vehicles, which does not require proof of liability insurance that protects your property while in their care, and does not include any kind of exam or test of ability in transmissions or shop inspection, so there is no state standard for competency among transmission repair services.
So the state registration is no guarantee that any particular transmission repair shop in Westchester County NY is even competent, is doing business ethically, providing value, or satisfying their customers.
This makes it all the more significant that all services for transmissions in Westchester County NY 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 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.
The state law mandates certain practices among transmission shops in Westchester County NY which are as follows:
• Upon the request of any customer make an estimate in writing of the parts and labor necessary for each specific repair or service offered and shall not charge for work done or parts supplied in excess of the estimate without the consent of such customer.
• The transmission shops are allowed to charge a reasonable fee for making an estimate. The estimate shall contain the following information: the customer's name, the name and facility number of the transmission shop, the date of the estimate, a list of parts necessary for each specific repair together with the costs for each part, indicating any parts which are not new parts of at least original equipment quality, the labor charge for each repair together with the costs of each labor charge, year and make of vehicle, registration plate number or vehicle identification number, a description of the problem reported by the customer, and a statement informing the customer of his right to receive replaced parts if the customer makes a written request for such return.
• Not perform any services not authorized by the customer by a work order. If a transmission shop prepares a written work order, a copy shall be given to the customer. If a written work order is prepared by the customer, such work order shall be attached to the invoice. If the customer gives an oral work order, the oral work order shall be noted on the invoice and shall include the date, time and manner of authorization and by whom such authorization was given
• Provide the customer with an invoice. An invoice shall contain the following information: the name, address and facility number of the transmission repair shop, the date of the invoice, the date the vehicle was presented to the transmission shop for service, a list of all parts supplied and labor performed, including the cost for each such part and labor, a notation indicating the status of any part used which is not new and of at least original quality (i.e. used, rebuilt, etc.), the odometer reading at the time it was left with the transmssion service and the odometer reading at the time the invoice was prepared, a promised date of delivery, if any such date was given, the name of the customer, year, make, and plate number and/or vehicle identification number of the vehicle, the terms and time limit of any guarantee for the transmission repair services performed, a description of the problem reported by the customer, and the state registration number of the transmission shop.
• Return replaced parts if a timely written demand is made by the customer. If work is authorized over the telephone, it shall be presumed that the customer wants his parts returned and the transmission shop shall keep such parts until the customer or his agent appears to retrieve the vehicle at which time the replaced parts shall be given to the customer if he so directs. Customers may not waive their rights to replaced parts over the telephone.
• If the transmission shop holds your vehicle to satisfy a lien for repairs you failed to pay, then upon request of the customer, the shop must return the registration number plates to the customer, or, within 24 hours of the request, personally deliver or mail by special delivery first class mail to the nearest motor vehicle office the registration number plates and a notice that the vehicle is being held to satisfy a lien for auto repair services.
Ask these questions about experience, pricing, methods, and terms of transmission shops in Westchester County NY:
• How long have the transmission centers been doing transmission repairs in Westchester County NY?
• 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 Westchester County NY 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 Westchester 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 Westchester 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 Westchester County NY 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?
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.
Licensing & Industry Associations Regarding Transmission Repair in Westchester County
AAA American Automobile Association (http://www.aaa.com/)
AAIA Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (http://www.aftermarket.org/)
AASP Alliance Of Automotive Service Providers (http://www.autoserviceproviders.com/)
ADS American Driving Society (http://www.americandrivingsociety.org/)
AIAG Automotive Industry Action Group (http://www.aiag.org/)
APAA Automotive Parts & Accessories Association (http://www.apaa.org/)
APRA Automotive Parts Remanufactures Association (http://www.apra.org/)
ASA Automotive Service Association (http://www.asashop.org/)
ASE Automotive Service Excellence (http://www.asecert.org/)
ATRA Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association (http://www.atra.com/)
ATSG Automatic Transmission Service Group (http://atsg.biz/)
BAR Bureau of Automotive Repair (www.autorepair.ca.gov)
BBB Better Business Bureau (www.bbb.com)
CAAT Council of Advanced Automotive Trainers (http://www.caat.org/)
CAPA Certified Auto Parts Association (http://www.capacertified.org/)
Diamond Certified www.diamondcertified.org
MPTA Mechanical Power Transmission Association (http://www.mpta.org/)
NATEF National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (http://www.natef.org/)
SAE Society of Automotive Engineers (http://automobile.sae.org/)
USAC United States Auto Club Racing (http://www.usacracing.com/)
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The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for TOP 10 Transmission Repair in Westchester County within the following zip codes:
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The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP10 Transmission Repair in Westchester County within the following cities:
Jefferson Valley-Yorktown, Scarsdale, Greenburgh, Mount Vernon, Somers, Bedford, Yorktown, Mamaroneck, Yonkers, Tarrytown, Mount Kisco, Port Chester, New Rochelle, Sleepy Hollow, Highlands, New Castle, North Castle, Cortlandt, Pelham, Dobbs Ferry, Harrison, Mount Pleasant, Lewisboro, Peekskill, Eastchester, White Plains, Ossining and Rye