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L&M Auto and Transmissions has been Bastrop’s trusted auto repair shop for over 30 years. As a family owned and operated shop, we believe in offering our expertise with a smile and firm handshake. We are skilled in handling most makes and models and should be the first number you call when you’re in need of towing.
We know that it’s never fun to have to bring your car into the shop, so we try to make your experience as accommodating as possible. With shuttle service, on-site car rental, and more, we make sure that while we work on your vehicle, you can get back to doing what you need to. At L&M Auto and Transmissions, we are there for you whenever you need. Give us a call or stop on by.
We have been serving the Bastrop Community since 1983. We pride ourselves on our dedication to giving our community the very best experience when it comes to repairing their vehicle. With the best warranty in town, it’s easy to see why you should trust our expertise with any of your auto repair needs.
Why Choose Us?
- We are family owned & operated
- More personal, more friendly and more helpful shop.
- More convenient, with shuttle service, while you wait services, on-site car rental and more.
- Best Warranty in Town!
- Complimentary car washes on major services
- Full service auto care
A few of our automotive repair and/or towing services include:
- Air conditioning service
- Complete tire service
- On site transmission rebuilds
- FREE local customer pickup and delivery
- 24-hour towing
Meet Our Staff
When your car is properly tuned, the ignition system, fuel system, emission system and computer system are all working together. This results in peak combustion chamber efficiency, saving you money at the gas pump and making sure your car is emitting a minimum amount of pollutants.
Many people assume a tune up will solve a drivability problem. That’s not always the case. Our experts at L & M Automotive & Transmission perform a tune up verification to confirm that your car will benefit from a tune up. Your problem may be unrelated to a tune up and may need an engine diagnosis.
What does a Tune-up include?
- Tune-up verification
- Replacement of spark plugs
- Analysis of emission levels
- Timing/idle speed adjustment (if adjustable)
- Complete maintenance inspection
Call or stop in today and have your vehicle running as efficiently as possible!
We service all foreign and domestic transmissions in any configuration, (FWD, RWD, Rear Engine, Mid Engine and Traditional Front Engine). We use only top quality parts and fluids. Warranty work is always welcome. It does not matter if your car is a 1959 T-Bird or a modern rear engine Porsche; we understand your cars transmission needs. Our highly trained specialists are standing by to make your car drive like new again.
Adjustments and In-Car Repairs
There are several problems that can be resolved with an adjustment (A simple adjustment is one that can be made without removing the transmission from the vehicle.) or minor repair.
If a late model transmission (computer-controlled transmissions started becoming popular in the early ’90s) is not shifting properly, it is often the result of a computer sending incorrect signals due to a faulty sensor, or the transmission is not reacting to the computer command because of a bad connection or defective solenoid pack. These problems can be corrected while the transmission is in the car for considerably less money than a complete overhaul.
If a non computer-controlled transmission is shifting too early or too late, it may require an adjustment to the throttle cable. Since throttle cables rarely go out of adjustment on their own or due to wear and tear, these mis-adjustments are usually due to other repair work or damage from an accident. If the vehicle has a vacuum modulator instead of a throttle cable, there is an adjustment that can be made using an adjustment screw in some modulator designs. In vehicles with modulators, however, it is very important that there are no vacuum leaks and the engine is running at peak efficiency. Engine vacuum is very sensitive to how well the engine is running. In fact, many technicians use a vacuum gauge to diagnose performance problems and state-of-tune. Many problems that seem to be transmission problems disappear after a tune-up or engine performance related repair was completed.
In some older transmissions, bands can be adjusted to resolve ‘œslipping’ conditions. Slipping is when an engine races briefly when the transmission shifts from one gear to the next. There are no adjustments for clutch packs however.
A transmission is resealed in order to repair external transmission fluid leaks. If you see spots of red oil on the ground under the car, your transmission may be a candidate for a reseal job. In order to check a transmission for leaks, a technician will put the car on a lift and examine the unit for signs of oil leaks. If a leak is spotted at any of the external seals or gaskets and the transmission otherwise performs well, the technician will most likely recommend that the transmission be resealed.
Most of the external seals can be replaced while the transmission is still in the car but, if the front seal must be replaced, the transmission must first be removed from the vehicle in order to gain access to it, making it a much costlier job.
Replace Accessible Parts
There are a number of parts that are accessible without requiring the removal of the complete transmission. Many of the control parts including most of the electrical parts are serviceable by simply removing the oil pan. The parts that are accessible, however, vary from transmission to transmission and most transmission repair facilities would hesitate to provide meaningful warranties on external repairs for the simple reason that they cannot see if there are any additional internal problems in the components that are only accessible by transmission removal.
Your vehicle relies on oil, lubrication and an oil filter to keep it running smoothly. Every three months or 3,000 miles, your vehicle should be ready for an oil change. At L & M Automotive & Transmission we offer full oil, lube and filter changes that include:
- Changing the oil filter
- Checking the air filter
- Checking and topping off all fluids under the hood
- Lubricating all fittings
- Checking engine for leaks
- Checking belts and hoses
- Checking tire pressure
- Checking entire undercarriage
Check owner’s manual for specific recommendations for your vehicle or stop in today!
Brakes pulling, pulsating, making noise? Pedal mushy, hard to press or low? ABS light on? Car not stopping right? L & M Automotive & Transmission is your one-stop shop for brake maintenance, diagnosis, and repair. Let our experts assist you with whatever your brake service needs may be.
Our brake system evaluation examines your entire braking system to accurately determine exactly what problem you may have and what it will take to get you back on the road safely. Stop in today for a FREE estimate!
Remember: Regular brake inspections should be part of your vehicle’s ongoing maintenance, helping to ensure its safety and reliability.
t L & M Automotive & Transmission, we know that being stranded can be a stressful situation. Let us help. Our trained drivers are proud to offer a variety of affordable roadside assistance services that include:
- Light Duty Towing
- Medium Duty Towing
- RV Towing
- Bus Towing
- Dump Truck Towing
- Fuel Delivery
- Flat Tires
- Motorcycle Towing
- Junk Car Removal