Sometimes it’s Cheaper as a Keeper

By All Auto Staff - November 7th, 2017 in FAQ

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Why, ‘To Rebuild or Replace” is a Never Ending Question.

After years of faithful service, the telltale signs of wear and age will begin to show on any car, and so will the question of whether or not to keep or sell it. With transmissions being one of the biggest expenses in a car, the cost of replacing or rebuilding can weigh heavily on finding the right choice, and affect the future value of the vehicle too.

How to Decide Which Option is Best For You:

Several factors normally go into what’s best for you: cost, replacement transmission reliability, and vehicle modification.

Generally speaking, a used replacement transmission is cheaper than rebuilding your existing one. These parts are normally sourced from wrecked or totaled vehicles and can get you back on the road sooner, but the downside is that reused transmissions aren’t going to be as reliable as rebuilt or new ones. They may not carry a warranty, and who knows how the previous owner treated it.

Newly rebuilt or OEM procured automatics carry a larger cost but are ideal if you want to keep the vehicle for a long time or have modifications to your car. These jobs usually carry the longest warranty and offer the most peace of mind.

Plus, if your vehicle is modified or tuned for higher output, we can rebuild your transmission with stronger components, so it can handle whatever you throw at it.

Weighing Your Options? Give us a Call

While these tips may help give you a rough idea of what your options are, vehicle and owner specific considerations should always be taken into account. Give us a call today and let’s talk about what issues your car is having, and what we can do to fix them. We’re happy to answer any automatic transmission related questions you have to get you back on the road in no time at all!

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