Transmissions are heavy-duty pieces of equipment that are designed to last a long time. But like any other machine, they’ll eventually wear out and need repair. Automatic and manual transmission repair and fluid flushes are common services, but scheduled auto maintenance can prevent major repair and transmission replacement.
McCullough NAPA Auto Care has ASE-Certified technicians with years of transmission repair and replacement experience near Buckhead, Georgia. Contact us to schedule your appointment and to receive your complimentary multi-point inspection with scheduled service.
Schedule Transmission Repair or Replacement in Buckhead, GA
A car’s transmission is responsible for ensuring that the right amount of power goes to each of its wheels at any given speed. Your transmission must work properly, or it may negatively impact other components of your car. Please complete the form below if you have any questions about transmission repair or replacement or if you’d like to schedule a time to bring in your car. We are only a short drive from Buckhead, Georgia.
Signs That Your Transmission Needs Repair or Replacement
Transmission repair or replacement is not a service that you want to put off. A faulty transmission can cause other parts to wear out faster, so we urge you to bring your car in for an inspection if you notice any of these signs your transmission is failing.
1 – Fluid Leak
Transmission fluid is red and smells sweet. Look under your car after it’s been parked for some time to see if you have a transmission fluid leak.
2 – Burning Smell
Old, worn-down transmissions will emit burning smells as they age. This could also be due to your transmission needing a fluid flush. Either way, burning smells are never good, so bring your car in ASAP if you smell burning.
3 – Slipping Gears
It’s unsafe to drive a car with slipping gears as you may not have complete control. You should never drive a car that has gears that slip. If this is the case, schedule service with us soon.
4 – Gears Refuse to Switch
Likewise, if your gears refuse to switch, that’s another problem. This is a tell-tale sign of a bad transmission, but a fluid flush typically will solve the issue.
McCullough NAPA Auto Care has been in business since 1968. During that time, we’ve served Buckhead area drivers with quality auto and transmission repair service that we are proud of. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions about transmission repair or replacement for your vehicle.
Graham was great and was up front about everything that needed to be done. My son's jeep went down on the Saturday before Memorial Day and they had him ready around 1pm that Thursday. Quick turn around in my eyes. Nice employees, everyone was cordial and friendly.
June 4, 2021
Overall, McCullough car repair has done an outstanding work on my car. They are professional, honest, reasonable with cost and does the work on time. Most especially, Eric and Wes, they are top notch and I am highly satisfied with the outstanding work on my car. I highly recommend this car repair shop to my family, friends and all over Atlanta. I am extremely happy and highly satisfied with my car repair as well as the car repair cost. Thank you for the outstanding work and the job well done.
July 22, 2021
I really cannot count the number of times these brothers have taken care of me, my family and all our various vehicles. We have been loyal customers for more than 20 years! They have done everything we have needed on cars, trailers, used car evaluations for purchase, tank drops, and all the basics. They are very trustworthy and will give you a honest answer on everything and a reasonable estimate on what it will cost to resolve it. They are super busy, so plan to wait a day or two longer than you might somewhere else, but it is worth it!
May 3, 2022
Great price and service! More polite and patient set of people! Along with efficiency! Such a great experience overall
December 19, 2020
Honest and fair price!!! I went in for 60k mile service. They said I only needed oil and cabin air filter changed. That is refreshing honesty! Saved me big bucks! This will be my new shop for my car service. ☺
August 22, 2020
My vehicle was on the verge of breaking down while I was in Sandy Springs for work last week (I live in a different town), and my boyfriend had determined that it was a problem with the alternator. He helped me find McCulloch Auto Care, which was right down the street. We'd noticed the good reviews, and we took a chance! The staff is super friendly, professional, and kind. They were able to confirm our suspicions about my car's specific issues, and took us as soon as they could. I was so impressed with their customer service. They really went above and beyond to meet my repair needs, had a fair price, and worked quickly to repair the issue. I almost wish I lived closer just so that I could have my car serviced here more often! Great family owned business.
February 15, 2021
Very honest mechanics. Eric kept me in the loop with my cars progress. I got the car back in a reasonable amount of time considering the work that had to be done.
January 30, 2020
Quick and excellent service. I was turned away at my regular mechanic because he said he didn’t know how to do a transmission fluid change. This was my first time ever going to McCullough auto care, and I was very happy with my service. They were able to see me immediately and were patient with me considering the circumstances. Eric was great, and even matched the prices of another mechanic down the road. I will be back! Would recommend!
November 19, 2019
Very respectful, honest, and professional. I was having issues with my headlights, and they fixed it for a reasonable price. They do a lot to ensure that you have a positive experience, and that you're not wasting your money on unnecessary parts or repairs. Top notch service, A+!
July 30, 2021
Had experienced front tire damage hitting metal debris on I-285 just before Rosewll exit. Immediately exited on Roswell and saw NAPA sign and pulled in. Place was busy! But got attention immediately by Jeff service worker. Got tire off my car no waiting. Wow! Determined rim bent but tire still good. He could have sold me a new tire and i would have not known better. So appreciative. Then met with Eric McCullough and quickly arranged to have rim fixed. I decided on new tires for safety and were worn. Eric got me great deal on tires and had my car fixed SAME day. Eric runs a super customer-focused operation. Kudos! Bruce Fike
August 1, 2020
Fantastic service every time I go! The people here are friendly and knowledgeable and actually try to help you pay the lowest cost for your repairs! This is THE place to go for auto repairs 100%!
April 26, 2022
I live in Brookhaven and work in Duluth and pass dozens of auto repair shops on the route. I will forever go out of my way to go to McCullough. This is hands down the best repair shop I’ve ever been to. They are honest, kind, and treat each customer with the utmost respect. I’ll never take my cars anywhere else!
February 18, 2020
Eric and Company are a first class operation! They get it right the first time in every time! They will pick me up and drop me off to make it 100 times more convenient. They treat me like family and look after my best interest not just their bottom line! These are the kind of people that I value doing business with
February 15, 2021
This place is right by my house. I was really happy with the customer service. I was worried about affordability and turn over but they were efficient and I will be back for any future needs.
August 30, 2020
Eric at McCullough has been taking care of my family's [multiple] cars for over 10 years now. A Volkswagen, a Nissan, and 2 Acuras: They've done minor repairs all the way to major transmission replacements. Eric is trustworthy, honest, and tells you what really needs to be done versus what can wait. Their prices seem reasonable (although in fairness I haven't been anywhere else recently b/c I'm so pleased with them), they are timely, and always communicate what the car needs in detail. I can't recommend these guys enough!
September 19, 2019
McCullough has been my family's go-to mechanic for decades. Don't know what I would do without them - just a super-nice family that will take care of your cars. Their service is important to us because once we get a new car, we like to hold onto it for years (10-12). Highly recommend.
December 3, 2021
I found my new home for car repair. Eric was very nice and honest. We definitely be coming back! Thank you for the excellent customer service.
October 21, 2021
Wow! I am so impressed with the service I received. Having moved here from Nashville I was nervous about finding a mechanic! These guys are BUSY but they treat every customer like their priority. I got my car repaired within two days on a weekend! Prices can’t be beat and I was getting phone calls with detailed status updates. Amazing service. Really compassionate. Please doing business! I thought I was going to have to spend thousands fixing the plate that was dragging under my car but I got it fixed for under $200! Thank you!!!
June 7, 2021
I have used McCullough for maintenance on my prior vehicle and received great service. Recently I had to repair my front bumper - I received an estimate for repair services that was reasonable. The estimated turn around time was less days than other auto shops. The best part was, the staff (Graham) was accommodating with my schedule and the repair was completed as expected/on time. The work completed was great. I absolutely recommended McCullough for auto care services.
February 23, 2021
The absolute best of the best. I won’t go to anyone else. I’ve been using them 16 years and I’ll use them for 16 more. Eric is a delight!
April 13, 2022
My parents and I have been taking our cars there since the beginning. Great, hardworking guys. The only mom and pop shop left in Sandy Springs.
January 2, 2022
I was so impressed with these guys!! Family business and the guys are professional, efficient, and personable. They got my part quickly and fit me in so I could come while my kids were at school. They went the extra mile (no pun intended) to consult with another auto body shop to make sure the repair was stable. I will be coming back for all future auto needs and will recommend them widely.
September 10, 2019
Extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and professional people. Would definitely go here again if I was in the area and needed them!
October 2, 2020
After recently moving to the area, I had a vehicle emergency where my transmission needed replacing. Graham immediately took me in and was SO kind, professional, and direct about the costs; one of their kind staff members even drove me home after my car was dropped for repair so that I did not have to call a car service. They were so patient with me and got my car back to me in one day completely fixed and ready to go! I will never use any other automotive repair shop in the area! ABSOLUTELY recommend without hesitation!
July 28, 2021
We have been depending on McCullough's at least since 1997, when we purchased a home only a few blocks away, walking distance really. Had our emissions test a few days ago and want to acknowledge Jack, who completed the tests quickly. I asked him to determine why the backup camera was not in the proper position. It took a bit of time and ingenuity to get everything right. Thanks Jack, for the excellent service.
November 21, 2021
How To Prolong The Life Of Your Transmission
The first thing you can do is to make sure your transmission always has enough fluid. Transmission fluid cools and lubricates your transmission’s internal parts. When there’s insufficient fluid, the transmission will run hotter and wear out sooner. The transmission fluid also provides the pressure needed to transfer power from the engine to the transmission. If there’s not enough fluid, your transmission won’t shift properly.
McCullough NAPA Auto Care will check your transmission fluid level as part of our complimentary multi-point inspection with any scheduled service. Likewise, if you see any reddish-colored transmission fluid on your Buckhead driveway, have us inspect it for a leak! A gasket, hose, or seal could be leaking and may need to be repaired.
The next thing you can do to prolong the life of your transmission is to replace your transmission fluid on schedule. As you can imagine, all those gears grinding on each other result in lots of little bits of metal in the fluid. The more there is, the faster the transmission parts will wear out. Transmission fluid also contains detergents and other additives to protect your transmission. These additives are depleted over time, so old fluid doesn’t protect as well as new fluid. Your owner’s manual or service advisor will recommend when you should have a transmission service.
If your transmission isn’t shifting as smoothly as it should, or if you suspect a transmission leak, let us look at it. It may be time to consider scheduled transmission service. Regular maintenance and taking care of small leaks will help your transmission last as long as possible.