How Can I Tell If I Need New Shocks For My Vehicle?
When trying to determine if our customers in the greater North Lauderdale area need new shocks, our automotive shock specialists tell them that if possible follow these four simple steps:
- Position one's self to a corner of the vehicle and directly above a wheel.
- With firm gestures, push down on the body of the vehicle and bounce the vehicle up and down 3 to 4 times
- When releasing the vehicle observe the reaction. When the bouncing ceases within one rise and fall after stopping the shocks are working properly. When the vehicle continues to bounce repeatedly the shocks are more than likely worn.
- Transmission Doctor suggests that the shocks be inspected with a flashlight. The wheels may need to be turned to provide access when kneeled down to see them. Using the flashlight one should inspect the shocks to see if liquid is present. If liquid is present it may indicate that hydraulic fluid is leaking through faulty seals and most likely needs to be replaced.
I depend on my car a great deal and I recommend Transmission Doctor to anyone who wants to get it right the first time!
Coconut Creek Florida
Brian Hines of Coconut Creek Florida
"Brian and all the folks at Transmission Doctor exceeded my expectations with the the great service I received on my Mazda 626. I echo the sentiments of other testimonials in that the knowledge and care provided are second to none. My car runs terrific, shifts smooth, and I feel much more confident to drive it now. I depend on my car a great deal and I recommend Transmission Doctor to anyone who wants to get it right the first time!"
I am very glad to have found someone qualified and honest to keep our car's transmission running reliably.
Ozzie Minton of Plantation Florida
"Brian is an honest, knowledgeable, and qualified transmission mechanic. Don't hesitate to bring your car to his shop. We have a well kept 25 year old Toyota that my son is currently using for college. On a recent trip down from school, the car started making odd noises from the transmission. Brian identified the issue by hearing it, and fixed it promptly, at a reasonable and as quoted price. The car has been running fine now for months and many trips to and from college. I am very glad to have found someone qualified and honest to keep our car's transmission running reliably."
It is great to have reliable, honest people ensuring my transportation.
Ft. Lauderdale Florida
Melissa Hall of Ft. Lauderdale Florida
"Transmission Doctor installed the transmission on my 11 year-old car 3 years ago and has been doing all the maintenance ever since. It is great to have reliable, honest people ensuring my transportation."
When looking for a mechanic you want honesty, quality work, and affordablity and Brian gives you all of this.
North Lauderdale Florida
Steve L of North Lauderdale Florida
"Last year I bought a used car and boy did this car have problems. I first found Brian because this is the only Transmision shop with an A+ rating with the BBB, and I definately can see why they have an A+ rating, The first job he did was rebuild my transmission he was very reasonable did quality work and offered the best warranty of any Transmission place I could find he also did it very quickly, which was an added bonus. Did I mention the Transmission still works great!... now on to the next problem I have a 2002 Saturn or should I call it a Stall-urn... in anycase this problem is a bit complicated to diagnose especially since it didn't report an error code most of the time.... Brian could've just started replacing parts and charging me mega amounts of money... but he didn't, instead he took the time to make sure something was broke before he fixed it, he has saved me so much money that he makes every other mechanic I've ever been to look bad..... I feel like he is part of the family. When looking for a mechanic you want honesty, quality work, and affordablity and Brian gives you all of this. I have told everyone I know about this place and that is the best compliment you can get.....Thank you Brian for being so great"
Since Brian worked on the car there have been no problems whatsoever and the car runs great and reliably.
Coconut Creek Florida
Luis Clark of Coconut Creek Florida
"Brian rebuilt the transmission on my son's 2000 Mazda 626, it was important to me the work was well done as my son was attending UF at the time and he was driving to Gainesville often back and forth. Since Brian worked on the car there have been no problems whatsoever and the car runs great and reliably."
I wouldn't think of bringing my car to anyone else!
Coral Springs Florida
Roy Miller of Coral Springs Florida
"You folks are the best! Thanks for the excellent service on my '89 Volvo. I wouldn't think of bringing my car to anyone else!"
Great professionalism, reasonable prices, excellent work. These guys know their stuff, and they go beyond the call of duty to keep customers satisfied.
Pembroke Pines Florida
Harold Long of Pembroke Pines Florida
"Great professionalism, reasonable prices, excellent work. These guys know their stuff, and they go beyond the call of duty to keep customers satisfied. No need to look anywhere else. I'm sold."
Brian and his staff of transmission specialists were very professional, courteous, and very knowledgeable
Cedric Brown of Lauderhill Florida
"What else is there to say that has not been said already about Transmission Doctor in North Lauderdale Florida? Brian and his staff of transmission specialists were very professional, courteous, and very knowledgeable with a quick turn around time on my auto repair. When it comes to auto transmission repair in North Lauderdale this is the only tranny shop I will use from now on!"
Brian sounded honest and straightforward, and I found nothing but positive comments and a great BBB rating.
Susan Currington of Jupiter Florida
"I was about 100 miles from home when my transmission failed. Rick Case Honda quoted 5 days and $5,300 for a re-manufactured transmission and a new computer, which they said was 'totally messed up.' They even told me they'd have a salesman call me about some great deals on new cars. No thanks. I started calling other transmission shops, and got more and more confused. Some sounded great, but had tons of online customer complaints and bad Better Business Bureau ratings. Then I called Brian at Transmission Doctor. Brian sounded honest and straightforward, and I found nothing but positive comments and a great BBB rating. I had my car towed to Transmission Doctor and they fixed it for about half of what Rick Case wanted, in only two days. And they didn't try to sell me a new computer that I didn't need - or a new car!! I'm really glad I found Transmission Doctor. "
To my surprise from the moment I arrived I was treated with respect and given a fair estimate. I have to say I expected a bottom rate job because of the estimate. I could not have been more wrong.
Vanessa Croteau of Wellington Florida
"As a single mom, I was expecting to walk in and get taken advantage of. It was not the first place I had gone too. To my surprise from the moment I arrived I was treated with respect and given a fair estimate. I have to say I expected a bottom rate job because of the estimate. I could not have been more wrong. My truck runs AMAZINGLY. And they went above and beyond to keep me up to date on the status of my truck and two follow up calls to make sure I was happy and my truck was running well. I would recommend Transmission Doctor to all my friends & family. THANK YOU! "