ROCHESTER TRANSMISSION REPAIR
Should you have your transmission repaired or rebuilt? Here we point out the key differences between transmission repair and transmission rebuilding to allow you to make the best-informed decision about your car maintenance.
WHAT IS A TRANSMISSION?
A transmission transmits energy from the engine to the axle of the wheel and allows it to rotate at different speeds. The good functioning of a transmission is essential to the proper functioning of your car.
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS THAT SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH YOUR TRANSMISSION?
Keeping an eye out for signs of damage to your transmission is important. If the dashboard warning lights are blinking or if your car is experience slippage or rough shifting or experiencing unusually fast tire wear you should get it checked out by a professional.
WHAT IS THE FUNDAMENTAL DIFFERENCE?
Transmission Repair can be done when there is minimum damage so that only a specific part of the transmission needs to be repaired or replaced. A transmission rebuild involves taking apart the whole transmission, replacing any worn out or damaged parts and reassembling the whole to fit back into the car. This is the option to be considered when the transmission is too damaged to be simply repaired.
Since Transmission Repair involves working with the existing parts and replacing minimum parts transmission repair is cheaper as compared to transmission rebuild. A newer, well-maintained car is also going to cost less in terms of both repair and rebuilding than an older, more worn out car.
AGE OF THE CAR
If the car is rare or an older model then transmission parts may not be easily available and so repair in the immediate future may be an option. If you’ve purchased the car new in the past 2 years and are planning to keep it for a few years then rebuilding may be a better option as your car will function better for longer and so retain more value for longer. It will also have a better resale value with a rebuilt and well-maintained transmission.
When deciding between the two options you should also keep in mind how long you can afford to have your car out of commission as transmission rebuilding is a labour intensive job that takes longer than a repair job.
Since every car’s need is different based on how it’s been used, how old it is and the circumstances of the owner it is important to get an expert opinion while keeping in mind all the above differences when deciding which route to go for your transmission.