I felt that I needed to have my transmission checked because it was, under certain conditions shifting hard. My mechanic, Moe, at Nader's said I should go see Ed at Cottman's. My Ford dealership wanted to charge me $175 to run a two hour transmission check on my '01 Taurus. When I brought it in to Cottman's, Ed allowed me to ride along as he did a road test. He had the car plugged in to his electronic tester, and quietly ran the car through a variety of situations. He asked me some information pertaining to the problem. After about a 20 minute ride Ed pulled back in to the shop and explained to me why I shouldn't worry about the noises. He spent about 5-10 minutes going through, in detail, why my Taurus behaved the way that it did, mostly about electronic sensors and how they worked in the lower gears. He said that my car was all right and that I should go back to my mechanic and tell him of a slight oil leak near filter. For about 35-40 minutes of his time he charged me -- $0.00. That deserves to be talked about.
Posted: 6/12/2008 • Last edited: 6/16/2008 • Link to this review
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