Transmission Rebuild vs. Transmission Replacement: Which Is Right For You

Your car's transmission is a vital component that enables your vehicle to shift gears and move fluidly on the road. However, like any other part of your car, it may require repairs or replacement at some point. There are multiple options when it comes to fixing transmission problems, including transmission rebuilds and transmission replacements. 

Transmission Rebuild

A transmission rebuild involves disassembling the transmission, inspecting and cleaning each piece, and replacing any worn or damaged components. A professional technician will rebuild the transmission and ensure that it's operating as it once did before. This repair option is often less expensive than a complete transmission replacement and can be done in a shorter amount of time.

When to Choose Transmission Rebuild

If your transmission is experiencing minor problems such as leaks, worn-out seals, or damaged gears, a transmission rebuild may be the best option. Additionally, if you want to extend the life of your vehicle's transmission, a rebuild may be a good choice. However, you should always consult with a professional tech.

Transmission Replacement

A transmission replacement involves removing the old transmission and installing a new or refurbished one. A replacement process is more expensive and much more time-consuming than a rebuild, but it may be necessary if your transmission is beyond repair. A replacement transmission often comes with a warranty, which provides peace of mind knowing that you have a reliable transmission installed.

When to Choose Transmission Replacement

If your transmission is experiencing major issues such as a complete failure or severe damage, a replacement is often the best option. Additionally, if your vehicle's transmission is old and has already been rebuilt in the past, a replacement may be a more cost-effective option in the long run.

Mazur's Total Automotive specializes in transmission repair and replacement, and our experienced technicians can help you make an informed decision based on your specific needs. If you're experiencing transmission problems or have any questions, give us a call or fill out our online appointment to schedule an appointment today.