Fat Boys Tire & Auto


Why Choose Fat Boys?

At Fat Boys Tire & Auto, you can count on expert advice, an honest deal, and quality work that’s done right the first time. Our reputation is backed by generations of loyal customers and hundreds of excellent reviews.

Fat Boys also offers a complimentary courtesy shuttle, with free pick-up and delivery service within a 10-mile radius of each store.

Fat Boys offers convenient online scheduling options with contact-free key drop off.

Fat Boys is proud to offer our customers clean stores, restrooms, and waiting rooms.

Fat Boys offers easy financing options for all repairs over $149.



Transmission Repair Questions and Answers

  • What Are The Warning Signs That My Transmission Needs Repairs?

    Unlike many other mechanical issues, most transmission related problems are easily identifiable. The most common warning signs include a check engine light, difficulty shifting gears, or slipping gears. A rattling noise inside the transmission could be another indication of potential trouble along with unusual odors and a “sludge” like build-up in the transmission fluid. In older vehicles, overheating can often alert you that your transmission needs to be repaired or replaced.

  • What Are The Differences Between Transmissions In Older and New Vehicles?

    In many late model vehicles, defective sensors or faulty connections can cause problems for computer controlled transmissions. Many of these modern issues can be repaired without removing or replacing the transmission. For older vehicles, difficulty shifting, slipping gears, or overheating can be a sign that your transmission may need to be repaired or replaced.

  • How Often Should I Check My Transmission Fluid?

    A good rule of thumb is to check your transmission fluid level every time you change your oil. If you notice low fluid levels or fluid below the transmission, you may have a leak.

  • How Often Should I Change My Transmission Fluid?

    Typically, transmission fluid should be changed every 30,000 miles, or according to your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations. On the other hand, a transmission flush can damage some vehicles and should only be necessary if you notice slipping or jerking between gears, delayed shifting between gears, a burning smell inside the transmission, or if your transmission fluid turns dark.

  • What’s The Best Way To Avoid Transmission Problems?

    Replacing or repairing transmissions isn’t cheap. Even a rebuilt transmission can cost thousands of dollars. Your best bet to avoid expensive repairs is through regular inspections, paying attention to the warning signs, and diagnosing potential issues before they become bigger problems.