Our customers love their cars, and, boy, do they love to drive! Eric, a long-time customer here at Thurston, takes his love of driving to a whole level: in 10 short years, he put 800,000 miles on his 1984 Chevy S10 Pickup truck.
(We think his daily Olympia to Seattle commute might have contributed!)
About 100k miles in, Eric noticed some issues with his transmission…
After doing a little research to find the local experts in transmission repair, he brought his truck to our skilled staff at Thurston Transmission. We quickly located the source of the trouble: a sticky throttle valve. We rebuilt the transmission from the ground up, including extra overdrive clutch plates. We also corrected the car’s response to acceleration. Eric headed back out on the road–and then he told us that the car actually drove better than before!
Now, after putting 80oK miles on his truck, Eric has replaced the engine three times–but our original transmission is still going strong.
Unlike many in the industry, we actually fix the cause of the problem, repair or replace parts from any damage that was done – and warranty the transmission for the life of the car, including unlimited transfers of ownership. Because here at Thurston Transmissions, we fix transmissions so that they last a lifetime. Just ask Eric!