McCullough NAPA Auto Care

Transmission Repair & Replacement in Cumberland, Georgia

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 Cumberland, Georgia. Contact us to schedule your appointment and to receive your complimentary multi-point inspection with scheduled service.

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Schedule Transmission Repair or Replacement in Cumberland, 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 Cumberland, 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 Cumberland 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. 

McCullough NAPA Auto Care Proudly Serves

Serving Zip Codes:
30006, 30067, 30080, 30339

  • I have used McCullough Auto Care for more than10 years. I needed a reliable auto maintenance service because I commuted weekly to Birmingham. One of the nice things about these guys is they listen when I mention an issue with the car, go over their inspection results of my car and review my bill in detail. I have never been disappointed in their service or the cost of the service I received.

    thumb Bill Scales
    March 31, 2022

    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.

    thumb Tim Lawrence
    June 4, 2021

    This has to be the best shop in town! When I got my car fixed the last time, It drove live new. I've never been so happy to get my car fixed in my life. They were very friendly and honest. This will be my go to place from now on. Not too far from my house which is a huge plus but even if it were, I'd be game to making the trip. Thanks for being honest and giving great service!

    thumb Davida Rose
    October 9, 2019
  • I do not know if I can type out all that I want to in this review but let me say this. WOW!! Being a single father with a busy schedule I cannot tell you enough how grateful I am for Eric and his team! I have been taking my vehicle to them for over 2 years now and I would not go anywhere else. The honesty, timing and keeping their word every single time is simply priceless! They have saved me so much grief because of my current situation. For all you single fathers out there...these guys got your back! I only have one vehicle and my son and I depend on it being in the best running shape possible. Eric and his team go out of there way EVERY-SINGLE-TIME. During these special times where its harder to get even the simplest things done, that has not slowed down this business. They still give 110% with every customer and are sympathetic to their customers unique situations. People, don't look any further for a shop that you can trust and count on. You will simply waste your time and find no better service in Atlanta. Eric, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you and your guys do. Having open and honest communication with you is always a pleasure. Folks lets do our best to keep these guys busy!! They deserve everyone's business! A++++++

    thumb Jacob Wiechmann
    April 29, 2020

    My truck broke down when we got to Atlanta on the way to Disney world. A local stopped to help us and recommended this place. This place got me in and got the radiator fixed for a very fair price and on our way the next day very quickly. I was so impressed and it's no surprise they are very busy. Thank you so much and my family all got to the resort and is having a great time!! These people are great and will get your vehicle fixed for a fair price. Plus, you get Napa warranty all over the country at least I did on the repair I got. Please support them!!!

    thumb Tim Rowell
    September 16, 2019

    My experience was surprisingly excellent. I was greeted immediately before I could actually get out my car. Eric was professional and friendly. Eric Followed up with me has promised. I really like that Eric shares real honest timing/wait expectations.

    thumb Andrea Townsend
    July 20, 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!

    thumb Brinley Bowen
    July 28, 2021

    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%!

    thumb Thorin Thompson
    April 26, 2022

    This place is exactly the kind of service you come to expect. Great service, timely, and they never assume I don’t know what I’m talking about because I’m a girl.

    thumb Susan James
    November 12, 2021
  • McCullough Auto Care has earned our trust over the past two years by consistently giving us quality, reliable repairs at fair prices. The staff is polite, knowledgeable, and never tries to talk us into things we don't need or want. We will continue to trust McCullough for all of our repairs.

    thumb Laura Lane McKinnon
    October 10, 2021

    Got me in the same day and kept me up to date. Fixed what was needed and did not push any costly add ons like other places do. Feel like I can trust these guys.

    thumb Jason Hall
    January 20, 2022

    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!!!

    thumb Alexa Even
    June 7, 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!

    thumb Ashley Marratt
    May 3, 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.

    thumb kirby caramelo
    January 2, 2022

    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.

    thumb Rosani Reynoso
    October 21, 2021
  • Able to fix issue with my 2011 truck other shops could not address- very hard to diagnose mechanical issue another reputable shops couldn’t figure out. Good prices, done on time, and with expert mechanics. Will have them work on all of my vehicles and highly recommended. Support a family owned business for a change!

    thumb B. BB
    February 23, 2021

    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!

    thumb Juliana Buttram
    September 19, 2019

    Eric has been my service manager for years. He is always professional and easy to deal with. He goes out of his way to take care of your needs and makes accommodations to the customer when needed. They will ferry me and my car to and from their shop (I live within blocks) and I appreciate that very much. Everyone at McCullough is nice, friendly and helpful.

    thumb Jan Murray
    May 2, 2021
  • I have recommended McCullough's several times to my neighbors in the neighborhood blog. I have used this company for many years and they are always helpful. It is great to have a garage you can trust.

    thumb Eleanor Brazell
    September 8, 2019

    Great service! The entire team is so friendly and helpful. They were able to diagnose the issue and stayed with it until the problem was resolved.

    thumb marshall fox
    August 2, 2021

    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. ☺

    thumb Scott O'Kon
    August 22, 2020
  • I have an older vehicle so I see these folks more than my wallet likes. They are amazing, friendly, people that are a pleasure to work with. I can't recommend them enough.

    thumb Reid Ramsay
    November 4, 2020

    I’ve taken my cars here over the years and have been delighted w the team. They’re honest, professional, knowledgeable, and will shoot you straight. Prices are fair and they’ll tell you abt issues that may or will arise in the future and to keep that in mind for future reference. Overall an A

    thumb Alex Cameron
    August 26, 2020

    Extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and professional people. Would definitely go here again if I was in the area and needed them!

    thumb Brandon Holdeman
    October 2, 2020
  • I may have written one other recommendation in my of 50 years, but after doing business with Eric McCullough for 35 of those years it is time to write another one. He maintained and serviced my auto's, my wife, kids and employees for 32 of those 35 years. He has stood behind the work on everything he and his employees have done. He operates his business with great honesty and integrity. I highly recommend doing business. with McCullough

    thumb Stephen Roberts
    May 4, 2021

    I had a check engine light on Saturday afternoon, ended up being an engine coil pack needing to be replaced. It was obviously super busy and I knew I would need to leave it until Monday to get looked at. Staff was very informative and communication was excellent. Got it looked at Monday and ordered necessary part to come in the next day. Went ahead and did the spark plugs as well since I was nearing 60k miles. Picked it up after lunch with no issues. Seems like they do really well with the small space provided and very busy area right off 285

    thumb Jason
    July 21, 2021

    The team at McCullough Auto Care are so friendly, thorough, and timely. They know the cars bumper to bumper and how to properly diagnose the problem as well as do scheduled maintenance. They really work with you to do what is necessary to make your car safe and not hit your wallet too hard! I can say that I trust Eric and his team with our cars.

    thumb Victoria Mills
    October 29, 2019
  • Good, honest, and fair shop. If you are in sandy spring, I would not go anywhere else. Family owned and operated - take care of their customers and their crew it seems. 6 stars

    thumb Dog Guard - Atl
    January 23, 2020

    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.

    thumb Sam
    December 3, 2021

    Honest pricing..."as promised" timely repairs... and good customer service! - I keep coming back to McCullough with a different vehicle (Nissan Truck/Honda Truck/Honda Car) and they knock it outta the park every time!

    thumb Michael Smith
    January 25, 2020

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 Cumberland 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.