Transmission Repair Services – University Place, Tacoma WA

The transmission is of the most neglected areas of automotive maintenance. When was the last time your vehicle transmission or its fluids were checked? McCabe’s Automotive experts perform transmission repair services so that your car runs reliably.

What are the benefits of Transmission Repair Services?

McCabe’s Automotive can help you avoid serious transmission issues as you keep yours well maintained with our services.

Expertise in Transmission Systems:

Our seasoned experts carry a rich experience of handling hundreds of transmission systems of varied vehicles. We deal with all makes and models of manual and automatic transmission, clutches, transfer casings, rebuild converters and differentials.

Comprehensive Transmission Solutions:

To rebuild, repair or reseal will depend on the severity and complexity of your vehicle’s transmission issues but you can rely on us to do the right thing. We offer a range of solutions tailored to the severity and complexity of any transmission concern.

Routine Maintenance:

We also prioritize transmission care as part of our routine service checks to prevent costly transmission problems. Proper transmission repair can extend the lifespan of your vehicle, saving you money on premature replacements.

Emergency Towing Service:

If you experience a serious transmission problem while driving, we will tow your vehicle to our shop to minimize the risk to both you and your vehicle. Our team can assess problems quickly to then recommend and execute the most feasible and advantageous solution.

What are the signs of transmission troubles?

Here are some the keys to assess if your car may benefit from transmission repair services:

Delayed or Rough Shifting:

If you experience delays or rough, jerky shifts when changing gears, your transmission may need a tune-up.

Unusual Noises:

Unusual noises like whining, clunking, or grinding when your vehicle shifts gears can be indicative of transmission problems.

Burning Smell:

A burnt smell emanating from your vehicle could indicate overheating transmission fluid, which should be addressed promptly.

Fluid Leaks:

Transmission fluid leaks, often identified by red or brown puddles under your car, are a significant sign of a transmission issue.

Fluid Discoloration:

Transmission fluid that is discolored, dark, or has a burnt odor requires immediate attention to fix.

Engagement Delay:

Delayed response when shifting from “Park” to “Drive” or other gears may signal transmission trouble.

Sluggish Acceleration:

If your vehicle struggles to accelerate, particularly when merging onto highways or going uphill, it may be due to a transmission problem.

Slipping Gears:

If your transmission slips out of gear while driving or has difficulty staying in gear, it’s a clear sign of a transmission issue.

Does my car need new transmission fluid?


Whether your car needs new transmission fluid depends on various factors, including the make and model of your vehicle, your driving habits, and the manufacturer’s recommendations. To identify if the transmission fluid is a concern, we recommend that you consider the following: 

  1. Check your vehicle’s owner’s manual for the manufacturer’s recommended transmission
  2. Some manufactures recommend changing transmission fluid every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, while others may extend it to 100,000 miles or more for modern vehicles with synthetic transmission fluids.
  3. Check for warning codes by using a diagnostic scanner to scan for error codes related to the transmission system.


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Demonstrating Over 50 Years of Experience

McCabe’s Auto Specialists is a family-owned and operated business with over 50 years of experience in the auto repair industry. Our dedicated team of certified technicians has successfully repaired transmissions for countless satisfied customers.

Trust Us for Your Transmission Repair

When it comes to transmission repair, McCabe’s Auto Specialists is your partner. McCabe’s Automotive is a trusted name for quality repairs and maintenance of a vehicle’s transmission. We hold certifications and have received awards that reflect our commitment to excellence.

Don’t ignore the warning signs of transmission problems. If your car transmission is in question, we can help you prevent further car damages and make your vehicle safe again.

3147 Bridgeport Way West,
University Place Wa 98466

(253) 565-5173 

Monday – Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm

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