At one time or another, even brand new vehicles can and do make unusual noises, often very weird ones indeed. Arizona's SEVERE rated driving conditions doesn't help matters. Worse, seemingly identical noises can have very different causes, and the same cause can have very different noises. Our Certified Transmissions, Inc. highly trained ASE Master Technicians look forward to diagnosing and eliminating a challenging “weird” noise or any other auto repair issue of known or unknown cause. Often, our $89 drivetrain electrical, mechanical, and fluid diagnostics isolates the cause of these issues right away.
As always, only work which is actually needed and authorized by our informed customers is performed. Also, don't assume that a weird noise means the worse or most expensive repair. We've relieved many noisy issues by very quick and simple means. Even if it sounds like an auto repair requiring more in-depth diagnostics, we only do what is absolutely necessary, and only after owner approval. Doesn't that sound better already?
All leaks of a vehicle's fluids indicate a problem. Some raise serious safety and driveability concerns, and some are mostly annoying. Knowing the difference is crucial.
To operate, all vehicles depend upon their fluids properly flowing through, and remaining in its various complicated systems. Such liquids include engine oil, engine coolant, power steering and brake fluid, transmission fluid, transfer case and differential fluids. Also, heavy grease in joints, struts, axle boots, etc. liquefy over time and will leak as parts wear out. Seals, which keep fluids from leaking, must be flexible in order to keep fluids contained. They wear out quicker than the metal parts surrounding them. When they do, they allow the fluids to escape, or leak. Leaks are also caused when metal parts themselves, even entire housings wear, crack, break, or otherwise fail.
Finding the source of a resulting leak is not always easy. Even an obvious drip visible at a certain spot under your vehicle may have migrated a considerable distance from its source. Worse are the internal leaks within systems, which do not leave visible traces. Prescott's auto repair specialists at Certified Transmissions, Inc. are trained to identify and locate your vehicle's leaks, from whatever their source(s). Our Engine Oil Crankcase Service includes a full vehicle inspection, including noting possible leaks. As with any auto repair issue, even just annoying leaks left untreated too long can become a much bigger problem down-the-road, so-to-speak.
Certified Transmissions, Inc. is not the cheapest Prescott auto repair and service location, and we're proud of it. Since the Pfeiffers broke ground for our family owned and operated automotive repair shop in 1987, we've built a solid reputation of doing the most proper, longest lasting, and dependable diagnostics, service, maintenance, and repair possible. This not only keeps us in business, it brings in business from all over Arizona and the Nation. We've even seen vehicles from customers in Canada, Mexico, and South America.
A big reason for Certified's auto repair reliability and trustworthiness is that, unless specifically requested by a customer, Certified Transmissions, Inc. uses only parts, tools, fluids, and repair procedures meeting or exceeding Original Manufacturer Equipment Specification (OE) fit and function to care for our customer's vehicles, private or commercial. This explains why such items as our in-house transmission assembly rebuilds are able to carry up to a 4 Year, 48,000 Mile, Local Limited Transmission Warranty Agreement (LLTWA).
Our Certified Transmissions, Inc. staff also represent a combined 250 years of automotive and customer service experience and excellence. The staff and the shop carry audited certifications from the likes of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Better Business Bureau (BBB) A+ Accreditation, Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association (ATRA), Automatic Transmission Service Group (ATSG), Automotive Service Association (ASA), National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), and Certified Auto Care. Our Owner and President, Mike Pfeiffer, represents us as a member of the elite Sonnax Tasc Force, whose responsibilities include research, development, and implementation of updates and fixes for common, and uncommon transmission assembly diagnostic and repair issues worldwide. We further invest tens of thousands of dollars to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive Staff training, plus OE Spec vehicle diagnostic, service, maintenance, and repair tools and equipment possible.
We may not be the cheapest shop, but not every item is costly. At only $89, our complete Level-2 electrical, mechanical, and fluids drive train diagnostics (engine, transmission assembly, transfer case, differential, and suspension) is a small investment for your peace of mind, especially BEFORE you purchase a used vehicle, or your current transportation begins exhibiting auto repair problems.