Understanding Transmission Rebuild and Transmission Repair

When customers need transmission work, one scenario they are faced with is deciding whether to have a transmission rebuild or repaired.  Although they may sound the same, they are different services.  Before you agree on either service it is best that you get a good grasp on what the mechanic is offering to you before you buy in.  So let’s take a brief look at each.

Transmission Rebuild

To begin, a transmission rebuild is generally a two-step process.  The repair shop will dismantle the transmission and inspect it thoroughly.  Some auto repair shops are not equipped to do this and simply farm out the work to a transmission specialist.  Afterwards, all of the worn major mechanical parts are scrapped and replaced with new parts.  (A word of caution: make sure that the transmission parts replaced are new.)  Lastly, the transmission’s seals, gaskets, bands are replaced and the unit is completely reassembled.

Transmission Repair

Conversely, transmission repairs describe when mechanics fix or replace of one or possibly two main items.  The rationale behind this is cost effectiveness.  Rather than replacing multiple parts that are functional and have the potential to last quite a while, it makes more sense to only replace the problem part(s).  Nevertheless, sometimes another part eventually goes bad in the transmission that was not part of the repair.  In such circumstances, only the part replaced during the auto repair is covered by the warranty.  The Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association (ATRA) relates that when customers know the difference between these two transmission services they can get the best value for their money.

Pacific Auto is a trusted transmission repair and rebuilder.  We service domestic and foreign vehicles including BMW, Audi, Honda Repair, and Toyota Repair.  We are proficient in several types of other auto repairs including brake service, general engine repair, clutch repair, and oil changes.

3 thoughts on “Understanding Transmission Rebuild and Transmission Repair

  1. It’s valuable that you point out that having the transmission in your car repaired is more cost-efficient than replacing it. The automatic transmission in the car I just bought has been having problems, so I’m considering taking it to a professional to get repaired. I’m going to search for a reputable provider of automatic transmission repair services in my area to use.

  2. I like that this post indicated that having an auto transmission repair is more cost-effection compared to auto rebuild. The other day my mechanic mentioned that his transmission is broken and requires it to be repaired. When I speak with him later, I will inform him that it is the best choice as it saves money while making your car move like it is new.

  3. Just by following a regular maintenance schedule, you can keep some vehicle problems at bay. When you travel in your car, the last thing you want is for it to run smoothly.

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