What are the Options for Transmission Repair?

If you keep your car long enough, you will eventually need some form of transmission repair even though you may have kept up with all the required service intervals. Because the transmission system is constantly exposed to both heat and stress, your owner’s manual recommends that a transmission service every 60,000 to 100,000 miles.

What are the signs of a bad transmission? Take a look below:

  • Shifting Problems
  • Worn-out parts
  • Transmission warning light
  • Major transmission failure

When it comes to transmission repair, there are several options available, some more expensive than others and each with some pros and cons, such as quality of work, cost, and how long the job will take. Consider the four transmission repair options below:

  • Rebuilt – This is the most common option. The transmission unit is dissembled, inspected, and damaged and worn parts replaced and then all put back together.
  • Remanufactured – Similar to rebuilt, except the work is done in a factory setting rather than an auto shop. This option is more expensive and the work is done by a team of certified professional in-line with industry specifications.
  • Repair – This is the most cost-effective option as only specified parts are replaced instead of the entire transmission. It simply involves taking corrupted parts from the transmission and replacing them with working or new components. The downside is that only that part will be warranted. There is no guarantee that the other parts won’t break down.
  • Used Transmission – Used transmissions are usually sourced from insurance write-offs and are much cheaper than a rebuilt or remanufactured unit.

The perfect transmission repair option depends on you. Consider all the options available and consult your mechanic before making a decision.

Needing to know what are the signs of a bad transmission? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at theWrench, Ltd. Car Care Center today for more information about transmission repair and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Silverdale, WA, and the surrounding area.