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It’s well-known that your vehicle’s transmission is one of its most important elements, but do you know what it does? To put it simply, it transfers power from the engine to the wheels, but your vehicle’s transmission is anything but simple. It’s a complex system with hundreds of components, including transmission fluid, electrical components, universal joints, and a torque converter. Diagnosing transmission issues is just as complex, and in most cases, it requires taking the system apart to discover the problem. If your vehicle’s transmission needs attention, it’s crucial to choose the right team.

Milex Complete Auto Care - Mr. Transmission of Columbus provides the Columbus area’s most comprehensive transmission repair and maintenance services. Our certified local technicians have what it takes to keep your transmission performing at its best. After our thorough inspection, repairs, and testing, your vehicle will be safe and road ready.


Your vehicle’s transmission controls the gear shifts to help it reach different speeds more efficiently. Savvy motorists know to include transmission maintenance in their vehicle’s regular maintenance schedule. It keeps the transmission operating properly, extends its lifespan, and prevents costly future repairs. A transmission repair isn’t always a major process. Sometimes all that is needed is a minor adjustment that can be made without needing to remove the whole transmission from your vehicle. While some other mechanics in the Columbus area will take advantage of this and still charge you as though it was a major repair, Milex – Mr. Transmission is built on integrity and will only conduct major repairs after a thorough inspection and if absolutely necessary. We’ll make sure you’re informed about the issue at hand so there’s never any surprises with the work to be done.

Transmission services typically include:

  • Fluid replacement: Transmission fluid cools and lubricates the components, allowing for seamless gear changes. Over time, this fluid can become contaminated or degrade, affecting the transmission's efficiency. Regular fluid replacement helps maintain proper functionality.
  • Filter replacement: The transmission filter prevents debris and contaminants from circulating in the fluid. Replacing this filter during service helps prevent damage to the transmission.
  • Diagnostic checks: Technicians use specialized tools to diagnose electronic and mechanical issues within the transmission. Early detection of problems can prevent major repairs.
  • Seal and gasket inspection: Damaged seals and gaskets can lead to fluid leaks, which can ultimately damage the transmission if not addressed promptly.
  • Clutch inspection: For manual transmissions, clutch inspection and adjustment are essential for smooth gear engagement.

When to Repair a Transmission: Signs and Symptoms

Transmission repairs can be quite expensive, but if you know what to look for, you can catch these problems before they become a more significant issue. Here are some common signs of transmission problems:

  • Warning lights: The Check Engine or Transmission light on your dashboard may light up if there's a problem. We provide performance checks to determine what issues your vehicle is experiencing so that you can make an informed decision.
  • Fluid leaks: Transmission fluid leaks often manifest as reddish or brownish puddles under your vehicle. When your vehicle is leaking transmission fluid, it likely needs resealing. Our technicians will perform a lift inspection to determine where the leak is occurring and then perform the reseal job.
  • Unusual noises: Grinding, whining, or clunking noises while shifting or driving could indicate internal damage.
  • Gear slippage: If your vehicle unexpectedly shifts gears or slips out of gear, it may be an indicator of transmission trouble.
  • Delayed or rough shifting: Difficulty shifting gears or experiencing a noticeable delay between gear changes suggests potential transmission issues.

How Much Does Transmission Repair Cost?

Preventative maintenance is a simple way to keep your vehicle in good shape, but accidents still happen. If you need transmission repairs, the cost can vary widely and depends on a number of factors. These include the extent of the damage, whether your transmission is manual or automatic, and the make and model of your vehicle.

Milex - Mr. Transmission of Columbus takes care to provide transmission repair solutions that don’t break the bank. While most transmission repairs require removing and disassembling the system, sometimes the transmission only needs a small adjustment that can be made with the system intact. Unlike other companies, who might bill you for disassembling the transmission, our services are always honest.

Milex - Mr. Transmission is Columbus’s trusted source for comprehensive transmission services. Our friendly, knowledgeable team is dedicated to keeping your vehicle road ready. If you’re in need of service, contact us today for a performance check!

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FAQs About Transmission Repair

Q: What cars do you service?

We do it all! We can service domestic and foreign makes and models, manual and automatic transmissions, as well as trucks, four-wheel drive, hybrid, diesel, and recreational vehicles.

Q: Do you offer towing?

Towing is free with qualified transmission repair within the local area of a participating Milex Complete Auto Care, Mr. Transmission, Dr. Nick’s Transmissions, or Multistate Transmissions. Check with our Columbus office for more details. 

Q: Do you have a warranty?

Mr. Transmission has a standard 6-month/12-month/12,000-mile transmission warranty, as well as extended warranties. Your warranty is valid across the country at any of our nationwide service centers and affiliates of Mr. Transmission, Multistate Transmissions, or Dr. Nick’s Transmissions. This means you can get the help you need, even if you’re away from home.

Q: How long will the transmission repair take?

Every transmission repair is different, depending on the type of repair, facility scheduling, and the availability of parts. We will keep you updated throughout the process so you know when you vehicle will be ready to go.

Q: Will you be putting all new parts in my transmission?

During transmission repair and rebuild jobs, Milex - Mr. Transmission uses both new and re-manufactured parts when required and rebuilds the transmission back to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) specifications.

Q: Do you have financing for transmission repair?

Most locations offer third-party financing with approved credit. Some locations also offer 90 days same as cash or 12-month, same as cash financing. Please contact our Columbus team directly for more information on financing availability and transmission repair options.