Transmission Repair

We can take a look under the hood

Transmission Repair

Just like your home requires upkeep and maintenance, your car requires some attention too. If you can’t remember the last time you popped open your hood to make sure everything looked good, it’s been too long. It’s time to bring in your car for routine maintenance and servicing — and it’s important to act fast because it’s only a matter of time before that annoying “service engine” light comes on. Tune ups are one of the best ways to ensure your vehicle lasts you as long as you want it to.

Does your car need more serious work such as a transmission repair? Well, you’re in luck! We are one of Franklin’s top transmission repair shops. We are happy to provide you with a standard transmission repair or a full transmission replacement if necessary.

What Does a Transmission Do?

Transmission RepairThere is no engine component that is more essential, and complex, than a vehicle’s transmission. Your transmission is responsible for shifting gears and to complexly change the speed-torque ratio. This is necessary in order to be able to provide the wheels with the correct amount of power (torque) in an effective manner based on the speed of the automobile. Engines output a high rotational speed that cannot be used in circumstances of low driving speeds or simply starting your vehicle. Using gear ratios, your transmission is able to reduce the rotational speed and increase the power (torque) to the wheels as necessary. While transmissions can be somewhat expensive to fix, it is necessary to have a properly functioning transmission. If topping up your transmission fluid hasn’t solved your transmission problem, you should find out if you are faced with a more serious problem. Sometimes, vehicle owners mistake transmission problems with a more easy-to-fix solution, such as changing the spark plugs. If you are unsure if you have a transmission problem, bring in your vehicle today!

Where Can I Fix My Transmission in Franklin?

Transmission Repair FranklinTurn to our experts at the Auto Clinic of Franklin and receive a proper diagnosis today! For over 20 years, it has been our pleasure to provide our customers with superior customer care, quality maintenance and transmission repair services for vehicle owners throughout Franklin and the surrounding areas.

No matter how complex your vehicle repair might be, we promise to provide our customers with the best care, and their vehicle(s) with the best possible service — so that they can quickly get back to doing whatever is most important to them.

What Types of Vehicles Do We Repair?

We are able to repair and maintain all domestic vehicles as well as Asian imports.

More About Us

Meet Our TeamWhen you choose the Auto Clinic of Franklin, you are choosing top certified mechanics who work fast, know what they’re doing and get the job done right the first time.

Feel free to explore our website and learn more about the different types of auto repair services we offer including all types of vehicle repair, transmission replacement and more.

You will be pleased to note that our transmission repair shop is fully equipped with all the latest and most accurate diagnostic tools to help us assess how to best fix your vehicles’ problem. When it comes to transmissions, this technology helps us to determine whether you’ll need a minor repair of your tranny or a full transmission replacement.

At the Auto Clinic of Franklin, we strive to be superior in customer service and satisfaction. We are in business for the benefit of our customers. All of our mechanics are ASE certified and have several years of experience under their belts. We are pleased to provide you with competitive pricing, superior quality and professional service for your vehicle.

The next time you need a reliable transmission repair shop to check your transmission or simply to give your vehicle a quick, fresh tuneup, give us a call to schedule your appointment! We would be happy to help you get your car running like new as soon as possible — and get you on the road again.

Diagnostic Services

We take care for your vehicle

Vehicle Diagnostic Services

Yesterday, a warning light started blinking on your dashboard, and today it’s steadily remaining lit while driving. Maybe the vehicle has started driving strangely, whether the steering doesn’t seem to be working as well or if the engine isn’t generating the same output as it should be. When something indicates the car is having trouble underneath the hood, it’s important to promptly tend to it to minimize damage and downtime. Contact us today for our car diagnostic services to get you back on the road in no time!
A warning light can appear for any number of reasons, such as tightening the gas cap too much, or the braking system working less efficiently than it should be. While the car may appear to be fine in spite of the dashboard lights, ignoring the problem could lead to serious damage or failure, which is a major safety hazard. Because of this, it’s critically important to bring your car in to our certified professionals immediately when lights appear on the dashboard for our car diagnostic services.

What causes the check Engine light to appear?

These days, just about every vehicle has a complicated system underneath the hood. For one, there are on-board computers that always check on the status of the car’s performance. If the warning light comes on, it’s because the computer detected something out of the ordinary when monitoring a component. It fires off a command to the light to turn on so you’ll know something is weird.

When Should You Seek Diagnostics For Your Car?

The most common car operating issues that will require further testing and a diagnosis of the vehicle include:
– Emissions failure
– Steering control
– Engine performance
– Illuminated dashboard warning lights.

How Can Vehicle Diagnostic Services Diagnose the Problem?

We have the experience, the tools and the technology needed to determine the problem with your vehicle, whether it’s due to a Check Engine light or an ABS Warning.

Though the specifics of our vehicle diagnostic service will vary from situation to situation, it generally follows a path like this:

1. Gather Information

We use a scan tool to communicate with the car’s onboard computer to gather a series of information:
– Freeze frame data
– Computer codes
– Software version numbers
– Status information and sensor data

Keep in mind that just getting the codes doesn’t give us enough information to tell you the problem right away; this is just how we start the process of elimination.

2. Verification

We will then check whether the system specifications are being met, which can include analyzing:
– Fuel system
– Emissions system
– Ignition system
– Engine vacuum and backpressure
– Engine timing

If any of these basic systems fail, it can make the Check Engine light appear, falsely blaming a component as the cause. We complete verification to avoid unnecessary parts replacement to save you money.

3. Precision Testing

Pinpoint testing is required by all manufacturers to gather the more accurate discovery during our vehicle diagnostic service. To do this, we perform the following steps:
– Visually inspect the potential suspects
– Bi-directional control tests
– Mechanical and/or electrical tests
– Test the wiring diagrams

4. Examine Technical Service Bulletins

This information can give us an idea whether the problem is due to a pattern, which means it would be a known problem to happen with your specific make and model of vehicle.

While we still need to continue testing at this stage, however, since the other systems must have passed their tests to have performed this step.

5. Repair the Car

Depending on the problem, we may take several actions as a result of our car diagnostic services:
– Replace faulty parts
– Fix or replace wiring
– Perform manufacturer updates
– Clean components

6. Repair Verification

After we’ve finished the repairs, we will retest all parts to ensure the correct results are returned.

Vehicle Inspection

We can fine-tune your car

Vehicle Inspection Services

More often than not, people take their cars, trucks, and motorcycles for granted. When you need them, they’re there. Walk out, start it up and drive. A car is just a method of getting from one point to another and back again. It is far more complicated than most people care to think about. Which leads to the utmost importance of regular auto inspections.

A car is actually a conglomeration of thousands of small pieces and processes that must all be functioning in order for you to get where you are going safely. A car is a lot like the human body. From time to time small things go wrong. Your stomach doesn’t feel right. The car grinds when you turn the wheel hard over. We often let both of these occurrences pass without second thought. Your stomach feels better the next day. The grind doesn’t occur the next time you’re hard over.

We’re recommended to get regular physicals as we age, so that we can catch potentially grave problems while they’re still manageable. Preventative care is often many times more cost-efficient than emergency care. The same can be said of your automobile. Getting regular car inspections can catch a problem when it will be cheaper to resolve. Maybe that stomach pain is something worse, maybe not. That grind almost certainly is.

Vehicle Inspection

A proper car shop will undoubtedly offer auto inspections. If you find a shop that doesn’t do comprehensive inspections, take your business elsewhere. You can trust the Auto Clinic of Franklin. Our Services include

• Engine repair
• Tune ups
• Brake service
• Air Conditioning
• Oil Changes/Lube
• Timing Belts

There are some practical things that you can do regularly to make sure your automobile is at the top of its game. Your driveway can be transformed into a vehicle inspection shop whenever you get a chance.

Check your fluids

Oil, brake, power steering, coolant, transmission and even your windshield washer levels should be checked regularly. These should all be checked once a week while the car is cold. The only exception to that is transmission fluid. That must be checked while the car is running. Fluids should be changed according to your owner’s manual. A quality vehicle inspection shop can do these changes and flushes for you quickly and cost-efficiently.

Under the hood

While you’ve got the hood popped, give it the once over. Visually inspect all the electrical connections, hoses and belts for proper functionality. If anything looks different from your last check, a comprehensive vehicle inspection from the Auto Clinic of Franklin can be the difference between smooth driving and being stranded on the roadside or in a parking lot.


Tires are often the most neglected part of your car. There are many ills that can befall tires. You should regularly check tire pressure, tread and for cracks in the tire wall. The manufacturer recommendation for tire pressure can be found in your owner’s manual or in one of your doorjambs. Tires should be checked and filled while cold. Properly filled tires will increase your gas mileage. Tires with cracks or low tread can do far more than just hinder your gas mileage. A blow out or skid out would be terrible. If you notice cracks, low tread or constantly low pressure, take your car in for a professional car inspection from Auto Clinic of Franklin.

Doing these vehicle inspections regularly is an important habit to get into. The Auto Clinic of Franklin will get more in-depth than you can. A typical vehicle inspection can comprise 50 or 100 different points. Remember, preventative care trumps emergency care always.

The peace of mind that will result from regular vehicle inspections will be a huge benefit. It’ll save you time, money and heartache. You’ll know that your car will start up and drive reliably the next time you’re heading to the doctor for your regular inspection.