Maryland Automatic Transmission Repair Service Information

This site is presented as a professional and accurate resource written by master automatic transmission technicians from Maryland, each with over 25 years of experience in transmission diagnosis, repair service and rebuilding. My name is Mike Arends, owner and operator of Suburban Transmissions of Maryland. While our automatic transmission service repair shop has its own site, this site is maintained to address specific transmission problems. Care is taken to provide clear, concise information that is descriptive and understandable for the average driver. The list of cars and trucks represented here is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather includes those vehicles which are most commonly seen at our transmission service facility. The focus is on cars and trucks common to the Maryland area.

Transmission Diagnosis in Maryland

When it comes to an accurate transmission diagnosis, the info provided here cannot replace a seasoned transmission repair technician. That being said, it is beneficial to familiarize yourself, so you aren't going in blind. As a resident of Gaithersburg for over 15 years, I understand that our transmission repair shop in Laurel may be a little too far to venture. Although the ICC now makes the drive much easier, there are reasons why you might not be able to visit us for a diagnosis. Do not despair, as there are many transmission shops in Gaithersburg and Rockville, Maryland that are capable of providing a professional diagnosis and quality service. It is advisable to negotiate with them from an informed and thoughtful position. Never allow a salesman to push you into an uncomfortable situation or a spontaneous decision. While Suburban does not openly promote other transmission shops in Rockville or Gaithersburg areas, feel free to call us for help with your questions or concerns.

Transmission Service Information in Maryland

We built this automatic transmission service and repair resource because of the overwhelming amount of misinformation on the Internet concerning automatic transmission service and repair. The information provided by many websites can be obsolete, misguiding, or just flat out wrong. These websites are filled with information about vacuum modulators, governors, band adjustments, transmission additives, and external fluid coolers. In Maryland, we often go a year or more without seeing a modulator or a governor and very few of today’s vehicles have adjustable bands, except for Dodge trucks and vans and Jeep Grand Cherokee transmissions, which seldom need adjustment. Transmission additives rarely fix problems or produce the desired results. Contrary to popular belief, heat is not a problem with today’s automatic transmissions. While Maryland has hot summers, aside from towing or commercial use, running a transmission with the factory cooling configurations rarely allows the temperatures that can cause malfunctions or failure.

Objective and Unbiased Transmission Information and Opinions

Most information provided here is a result of our first hand professional knowledge from years of automatic transmission service and repair experience in our Maryland facility. Other content has been carefully selected and summarized, by us, from articles and papers produced by automatic transmission rebuilding trade organizations and also vendors that produce components for this industry. We personally use all automatic transmission service and diagnostic methods and products documented here. This website does not offer advertising space or receive any compensation whatsoever from the producers of those products that may be mentioned within. If ever we accept advertising money for space on this site, it would never be from the manufacturers or distributors of those products that we mention in our articles. Also, we would make perfectly clear that these are paid advertisements and not endorsements.

Expert Car and Truck Transmission Service and Repair in Maryland

The conceptual premise of this site is to provide detailed information about automatic transmission service and repair, covering most of the cars and trucks that are on the road today. This means that there is a very good chance that you will find pertinent information about your specific problem for your car or truck. If you have a transmission issue, the information here may help you in your endeavor to get it resolved. Suburban Transmissions specializes in diagnostic code scan and repair service of automatic transmissions in Maryland. We are located in Laurel near Columbia, Maryland. We offer expert transmission service for customers in Rockville and Gaithersburg to the North and Annapolis to the East. If you are located in the Maryland or DC Metro area and you need assistance with your transmission problem, feel free to give us a call at 301.362.1200.