There are several options when it comes to automatic transmission repair and your choice depends on the cost, quality and how long you can get your car back. Now, I would like to give you some advice about getting a suitable automatic transmission repair for your car.
Basically, you can get your transmission repaired, rebuilt, or just get a full replacement instead if it is severely damaged. Generally speaking, a full replacement is the most expensive choice. However, if the transmission needs to be completely rebuilt, several thousands for parts and intensive labor will be a must and that is not cheaper than getting a new one for yourself. Nevertheless, a few minor repairs and a fluid change will only be a couple hundred dollars. What a relief!
As for repairing a transmission, all it involves is to fix or replace a specific component (minor component, of course) without rebuilding the entire body. Thus, if the transmission is seriously damaged, you need get it disassembled and inspected, with worn or damaged parts replaced and then reassembled to factory specifications, along with new gaskets, seals, clutches and bands. And we call this process a “rebuild”. Just like what I have mentioned before, if the rebuild process demands too much labor, resulting in soaring cost, maybe a full replacement is a better choice. As for a full replacement, there are two options. One is that you can choose a new transmission, or we can say the remanufactured transmission, for the very “new” transmission is not available from the dealer or any other source because it is only used in the production of new cars or trucks. The truth is that a remanufactured transmission is the same as a rebuilt transmission except that the work is done in a factory setting. And the other option lies in getting yourself a used transmission installed, saving much labor and money. Usually, it costs hundreds less than a rebuild but in most cases it comes with a lesser warranty, so that there is a trade-off.
Apart from the factors I mentioned above, there is something else affecting the cost of automatic transmission repair. For instance, the make and the model of the vehicle, with domestic/standard models cost much less than high-end or imported vehicles such as BMW, Mercedes and Volkswagen.
Moreover, it is always essential to find a right repair shop. You can do some research both online and locally to find highly rated shops that have solid reputations or you can consider getting your friends or family to recommend a mechanic who repaired a transmission for them and did a good job.
All right, that’s all for the cost of the automatic transmission repair. For more information about car maintenance, you can contact Maxspeedingrods for help.