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What is better independent shop or dealership for regular repairs?

This is one of the hardest questions to answer not only as a customer but as someone who works in their own independent shop.  There are benefits on both sides and truly depends on what works best for each specific customer.  But then that raises the question of “Ok, what’s the best for me?”

Time to go courting!

It might take a couple of tries but finding the best repair shop for you and your vehicle can have a serious effect on you and your wallet. It is no secret that the repairs at a dealership shop tend to be much more expensive than most independent shops, this may not always be true but for the majority of the time but I think we can agree that it is generally true. So, are the higher costs worth it? In most cases a dealership will have more expertise in your specific make and model and some dealerships may even give you a more thorough check up. However, when going into a major repair sometimes it is better to find your own independent shop with a mechanic that you can trust.

Taking things into High Gear – yup that’s a double play  

High Gear Truck Repair is one of the few truck repair shops that will go through every dealer they can to find the lowest cost for each customer. And each check over has an in depth focus of our skilled mechanics ensuring they do everything within their power to correct any known and unknown problems advising you every step of the way.  So what fits you best? Come try us out for size, you won’t be disappointed!

Go, Go Juice

 Transmission Fluid, the life blood of your car. This slippery fluid makes it so that your transmission and all of its working parts can run at tip top shape and in synchronized order. In an automatic  transmission, this fluid also serves as a coolant and a viscous fluid that transmits power from the engine to the transmission. 

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The average cost of a transmission can be anywhere from $1500 all the way up to $3500, either way it is a not a bill anyone wants to recieve! Transmission fluid helps with that. As you drive your car, transmission fluid is contaminated as well as broken down due to the heat of the engine. Therefore, needing to be changed, for an automatic car this can happen somewhere between 60,000 and 100,000 miles, manual transmission should be changed every 30,000 to 60,000 miles. 

 

In the mean time, regular maintenance of the fluid should be a priority. It's important to regularly check the transmission fluid between service intervals. Letting your car run low of transmission fluid can cause the transmission to shift improperly - or not at all. It also can harm the internal parts of your transmission which will not be properly lubericated. Be aware, you may not hear any noises or have any other clues that your transmission is low on fluid which raises the importance of getting it checked. Click here to see a video on how to check the fluid level. Now if you are a DIY-er and you are confident in the level of mainteance that this will require click here and watch the video on the basics of changing your transmission fluid. You can also skip all of that and just bring it to High Gear where you know it will be done right, you know. Whatever works! 

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High Gear Truck Repair

341 North Maple Avenue
Purcellville, VA 20132
540-338-7400 x 127
ccather@highgear.biz

 

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 6 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed Saturday & Sunday