Repairing Versus Replacing Your Transmission

Your vehicle's transmission is a vital component that helps your car shift gears and transfers power from the engine to the wheels. Unfortunately, transmissions can wear out over time and may require repair or replacement. 

When to Repair Your Transmission

If your transmission is experiencing minor symptoms, such as slipping or sticky gears, it may be possible to repair it rather than replace it. Common repairs for transmissions include replacing the clutch, repairing or replacing solenoids, or replacing faulty seals or gaskets. If your transmission is still under warranty, it may be more cost-effective to have it repaired.

When to Replace Your Transmission

In some instances, it may be more cost-effective to replace your transmission rather than repair it. If your transmission is severely damaged or has reached the end of its lifespan, it may be more practical to replace it with a new or rebuilt transmission. Signs that your transmission may need to be replaced include frequent occasions of grinding or whining noises, difficulty shifting gears, or transmission fluid leaks.

Things to Consider

When deciding whether to repair or replace your vehicle's transmission, there are several factors to consider:

  1. Consider the age and mileage of your car, SUV, or truck. If your automobile is older or has a lot of miles on it, it may be more practical to replace the transmission rather than invest in costly repairs.
  2. Consider the cost of the repair or replacement. In some cases, the cost of a new or rebuilt transmission may be comparable to the cost of repairing your existing transmission.
  3. Consider the overall condition of your vehicle.

If your car is in good condition and well-maintained, it may be worth investing in a transmission repair over a complete replacement.

Please do not hesitate to consult with a qualified mechanic at our auto repair shop to determine the best course of action for your specific situation. The team at Willy's Transmission & Air Conditioning is always happy to help!


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