Should I Repair or Replace My Car Transmission?

Should I Repair or Replace My Car Transmission?

When your car or truck has transmission problems, the most important and frequent question that people ask us is should I repair or replace my car transmission? Mountain View Automotive technicians in Thornton can help you make the best choice for you budget and how much time you can go without having a vehicle to get you around town or to and from work.

If your transmission is beyond repair, you really only have two choices. You can rebuild the transmission or install a new one. So, which one is better? Well, it all depends on a variety of factors that must be weighed by you the vehicle owner.

The first option is to rebuild the transmission. This is a complex and time-consuming procedure that should not be attempted at home. You will need our transmission experts to remove the transmission from your vehicle, disassemble it and inspect each of its moving parts. Worn out or damaged components will be replaced. We’ll then rebuild the entire transmission and reinstall it in your car, truck or SUV. 

You can also opt to have your transmission rebuilt with updated parts that can improve the old transmission design. This type of rebuild may be cheaper, but again, it will take a considerable amount of time because a transmission is a complicated piece of machinery and it must be done correctly in order for it to function properly and restore your vehicle to good working order.

The second option is to install a new transmission in your truck or car.

According to this article we came across, most new transmissions are reserved for use in the manufacturing of new vehicles, so it’s hard to really find “new” transmissions. This makes going with a remanufactured transmission a much more viable option. These transmissions have gone through the same process we described in rebuilding the transmission, so they’re certainly comparable to a new transmission. The only major difference is that a “new” transmission has been built in a specialized, factory setting.

In the end, replacing your transmission with a new one may be a quicker solution since the transmission was pre-built to factory specifications  But since what you are getting will really be a remanufactured transmission that may have been made a few years ago, you should consider that it may not have the most recent parts and fixes.

So there’s really no easy answer. It probably will come down to time and budget. 

Having one of our expert transmission specialists rebuild your bad transmission may cost more and take longer, but you may end up with a longer-lasting transmission. 

If you decide to install a remanufactured transmission you will get a remanufactured factory-approved transmission faster, which may be a more important factor for you.

When your car or truck has transmission problems, the first question most people ask us is should I repair or replace my car transmission? Mountain View Automotive technicians in Thornton can not only help you answer that question but ensure you have a properly working transmission no matter what option you choose. Contact us today for more information.

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