How Long Could a Used Transmission Last Me?

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When it comes to your car, you are super careful about how you treat it and what parts you use in it. Those parts include the transmission that you use, if your transmission goes out. There are three different options for replacing a transmission once yours gives up the ghost. You can read about those options below and find out how long a used transmission will last you as well.

A New Replacement

The most expensive way to take care of the problem would be to go out and buy a new transmission. A new transmission can cost you thousands of dollars and that doesn’t include the cost of labor for someone to take out the damaged one and put the new one in. Of course, you get a guarantee with a new transmission that you don’t get with any other option.

A Used Replacement

A used transmission can last you anywhere from 90 days to a lot longer. It’s according to the shape that the transmission was in when it was bought and put into your car. A used transmission, of course, is a little cheaper than a new one is, costing anywhere from $100 to a $1000 to purchase. You don’t get the same guarantee with a used replacement of course, and you run the risk of getting a faulty transmission, but it is by far cheaper than buying a new model. If you do your research, you should be able to find one that works well and will last you a long time to come.

A Rebuild

Your last option is to rebuild your transmission yourself or have it rebuilt by a reputable mechanic. If you are a good mechanic yourself, then rebuilding your transmission can save you a ton of money on labor. It isn’t a simple task, so you need to make sure that you know what you are doing before you take on this daunting task.

If you decide to have the transmission rebuilt in a transmission shop, it will cost you anywhere from $1500 to $2000 or more. Doing it yourself can end up with you spending $500 or less. These are just estimates and every shop and price can be different. If you are looking to rebuild your transmission, you need to be sure that you know what you are doing. If you take it to a transmission shop, then you will want to choose a reputable one and check prices before you decide to sign on the dotted line.

Which is the Best?

When it comes to trying to decide which is the best between your three options, the choice is really that of the buyer. Used transmissions have had a lot of success and they are much less expensive.

These are a few options that you can look at when looking to replace your transmission. Do your research, choose wisely, and your transmission will last you a good long time to come.

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