Repair or Rebuild: Which is Better?

When it comes to transmission issues or your transmission going out you are really stuck with only two options, do you repair or do you rebuild? Ultimately you need to take a few things into consideration before making the decision.

Cost

Your budget plays a big factor when it comes to repairing or rebuilding a transmission. You first need to get it to shop so that they can give you an idea of what is wrong. If it is going to be anything too drastic, keep in mind that a repair you have to pay not only for the labor but for the parts as well. If too many parts are messed up it can end up costing you more to repair everything broken than it would just to get it rebuilt.

Warranty

Often a transmission repair won’t come with a warranty. A warranty is definitely something you want to consider. After all, you don’t want to repair your transmission just for it to mess up again and be out of pocket again. With a transmission rebuild, you typically get a 3-year warranty that should cover any mess up concerned with the transmission.

Professional Opinion

Asking a professional transmission repairman their opinion can often be your best bet. There are shops out there that will tell you what is best for your situation and not just try to take your money. The professionals know what they are looking at and will be able to tell you the extent of your damage. You never know, it could just be a small repair and you won’t be without your transmission for very long.

Twin Transmission specializes in transmission repairs and rebuilds. Stop by today to find out what option is best for your situation.

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Used Transmission Charlotte NC

Many car owners have to deal with broken transmissions. This is something that occurs on almost every car sooner or later. This is never an appealing proposition, since a faulty transmission can’t be ignored and at the same time isn’t exactly the cheapest thing to fix. When a transmission goes bad, it may need a simple repair or if the problem is severe, it may need a complete rebuild. But what is the difference between a rebuilt transmission vs used transmission? Can a used transmission really save me money? These are questions we hear from Charlotte NC car owners almost every day of the week.

Here’s the difference between Rebuilt Transmission and a Used Transmission:

Used Transmission
*a Used Transmission is a transmission that has been in a car for a certain number of miles, but is currently not in a vehicle — commonly sold online and found in a junk yard
* Used transmissions usually carry 30 day warrantys, 1 year warranty, or no warranty at all
* Used transmissions come “as is” and may have weak internal parts which may lead to another transmission problem down the road.

Rebuilt Transmission
* Rebuilt Transmission means that the transmission has new internal parts replaced, but still remains in the old transmission case.
* Soft parts such as gaskets, seals, filters, valves and clutch components are replaced in a rebuild when necessary
* Rebuilt transmissions are tested and carry a longer warranty than any used transmission

In conclusion, a used transmission may cost less than a rebuild, but it may not fix your problem. When you are purchasing a used transmission you are taking your chances. A used transmission may initially work after installed, but may also have pending internal damage to some of the gears, valves, or seals. If you purchase a used transmission that has such flaws or damage, you may have saved yourself a few hundred dollars at the beginning, only to spend twice to three times as much later when you still need to have the transmission rebuilt.