Transmission work is something each of us will probably have done only once or twice in a lifetime. And for most of us, transmissions remain a deep dark automotive mystery, one of those things usually prefaced by a statement like “we’ll have to drop it out and take a look, and that will cost $600 up front.” And then there’s Precision Transmission in Charlottetown. Two years ago, the transmission in my 1993 Eagle Summit got all chewed to hell, and I needed a new one. My local dealer quoted me a starting price of $4500 for a new one (I only paid $6000 for the car); the guys at Precision rebuilt the transmission for $1500. They’re friendly, don’t talk in mechanic-speak, and I would highly recommend them when and if you experience the dread that comes from shifting into drive and having nothing happen.