Whether you’re fixing your transmission or replacing it, you’ll be dealing with one of the most expensive car problems. For this reason, you’ll want to find the most cost-effective solution. In this article, we’ll give you an overview of some of the considerations that need to be made when deciding what to do with your transmission.
As always, it’s best to bring your car to an expert before deciding whether to repair or replace a transmission: they’ll be able to examine your vehicle and determine the best option for your situation.
When It’s Better to Fix a Transmission
Generally speaking, it’s cheaper to fix a problem than it is to replace a part. This is complicated when we talk about transmissions because there are actually two different ways to fix the transmission without replacing it: repairing the transmission or rebuilding it.
Transmission repair means we’re focusing on a specific area of the transmission that isn’t working. If only one area of your transmission is having trouble, this should be the most cost-effective solution.
Transmission rebuilding means we disassemble your transmission, removing multiple faulty parts, and replacing them. This is more time-intensive, but if the transmission isn’t old and it has enough working parts, this is the most cost-effective solution.
When It’s Better to Replace a Transmission
If your transmission has multiple problems, it’s probably best to get it replaced. This prevents you from needing to get the transmission repaired multiple times.
You do want to be careful when replacing your transmission: you usually can’t buy a new transmission, which means you’ll be driving with a transmission that was refurbished by someone else. Although this is the most expensive option, in many cases it’ll be your best option for increasing the transmission’s lifespan.
Can You Sell Your Car Without Fixing the Transmission?
If you don’t want to fix your transmission or replace it, you may wonder if it’s best to sell your car and get a new one. There are some disadvantages to this – your insurance will be higher if you’re driving a new car, for instance – but it also allows you to stop dealing with the faulty car.
Though you may be able to sell a car with a bad transmission, keep in mind that it can significantly reduce the car’s sale value. Leaving aside the fact that the cost of the broken transmission will be factored into your car’s new value, the buyer also won’t be able to turn on the car and test it for other issues. If you speak with a transmission expert, they’ll be able to let you know whether you’ll save more money by replacing the transmission before selling, or if you’re better off just selling the vehicle.
Need to Get Your Transmission Fixed in Davie?
For years, Jet Auto Transmissions has helped drivers just like you get your car transmission fixed. Each of our transmission technicians has at least 10 years of experience, which is why you can trust them to repair your transmission efficiently, at a competitive cost. That experience and expertise allow them to spot the problem quickly and make the requisite repairs.
If you’re having transmission problems and you want to learn more about our services, call us at (954) 581-0390. For emergency auto transmission service, please call us at (954) 274-1308.