Buying a new car is usually your best bet, but buying a used car can be tricky, especially if you aren’t sure about the transmission. When buying a used car, a transmission rebuild does not have to be a bad thing. If the transmission is able to be rebuilt instead of having to replace the entire thing completely, it will save you money. Rebuilding your transmission is still a bit of a process, but it will leave you with an almost brand new transmission without having to actually replace the entire thing. In some cases, this can actually be seen as a good thing. So if the used car you want needs a transmission rebuild, then yes, it is worth it.
What is a Rebuild?
A transmission rebuild is when there is a problem on the inside of your transmission that can not be fixed with the current parts that are inside of it. It requires that you replace either all of the parts, or the ones that are not working or functioning properly in your transmission. The transmission holds a bunch of parts that need to work together harmoniously to work, and if there is even one flaw, it will create a problem in the transmission. Rebuilding the transmission will take care of the internal problems and ensure that it will continue to work in harmony and function properly.
Rebuilding the transmission is actually cheaper than having to replace the entire transmission. Prices have gone up so much that replacing a transmission can be as expensive as replacing an engine. This means that rebuilding a transmission is not as bad as it may seem at first. You only have to replace the parts of the transmission that are not working properly or have become too corroded. This will save you money in the long run, and even save you time. Replacing the entire transmission takes time whereas rebuilding it is not as long of a process.
Runs Like New
Another upside to rebuilding your transmission is that you will now have a transmission that runs like a brand new transmission without having to pay the price of a new transmission. With the inflation of prices for a new transmission, it would be much cheaper to replace only the single part you need. Even if there are multiple parts that need replacing, it would still be cheaper than paying for a whole new transmission to be put into your vehicle. In the end, you will be getting a transmission that runs as if it was a new transmission, for the less than you would have to pay for the actual new transmission.
Paying for a transmission rebuild does not have to be as bad as it seems. Sure, you are paying the added expense to fix it when you are buying your used car, but in the end it will pay off. You will be left with a transmission that runs like new again, yet you will not be paying the astronomical price of having to replace the entire transmission with a completely new transmission. This is a good investment for your vehicle.