How Do You Stop A Transmission From Slipping?

January 29, 2020 | By Mister Transmission

How Do You Stop A Transmission From Slipping?

Slipping is one of the most common symptoms of a failing and damaged transmission. Unfortunately, it’s also very annoying. And, what’s more, it can be quite dangerous. So, what are conscientious drivers supposed to do? What can one do? How do you stop a transmission from slipping?

How Much Does It Cost To Fix A Slipping Transmission?

You stop a transmission from slipping by bringing your vehicle into a Mister Transmission repair shop. There are just far too many possible causes of a slipping transmission that trying to diagnose the problem and fix it yourself would be almost impossible. And just letting it continue to slip is not an option. So, you have to get it fixed. But what will that cost you?

That question, as you might guess, is impossible to answer without knowing the specifics of your case. Broadly speaking, there are a few universal truths. Slipping, like all transmission problems, doesn’t get better over time, it gets worse. That means the cost of fixing any problem can only increase over time. Even if you’re not sure if your transmission is slipping, you should bring it in. What would you rather do? Bring it in now for a free Multi-Check inspection to diagnose a problem and pay for a minor repair or pay for a transmission overhaul?

Is It Cheaper To Rebuild Or Replace A Transmission?

If left to progress of its own accord, whatever is causing your transmission to slip can do serious damage to your transmission. If this happens, or if the cause of your slipping transmission cannot be identified, your transmission might need to be rebuilt or replaced. A transmission rebuild, which is also known as a transmission overhaul, consists of the removal of the transmission from the chassis and its dissection, piece by piece. Every piece is inspected and then either cleaned or replaced. A transmission replacement is the complete replacement of a transmission with another, usually refurbished transmission.

Which is better? A transmission rebuild or replacement? Which costs more? Again, individual cases will vary, but generally a transmission rebuild is cheaper. Depending on which parts need to be replaced, a transmission rebuild might cost you a couple thousand dollars. A replacement could cost as much as $8000. And we at Mister Transmission usually caution our customers against choosing a transmission replacement. Replacement transmissions have unknown provenances and this can cause more problems and more transmission slipping in the future.

Can Old Transmission Fluid Cause Slipping?

Yes, it can. Old or damaged transmission can do your transmission more harm than good. More than old transmission fluid, though, a lot of transmission slipping is caused by low levels of fluid. Make sure to check your fluid levels regularly and top it off when necessary.

Can You Drive A Car With A Slipping Transmission?

You can, but if you’re driving anywhere but to a transmission repair shop, you’re being foolish. Transmission slips are not just annoying and not just a sign of damage to your transmission, they are dangerous. Transmission slipping can cause your vehicle to crash and could end up killing you, or somebody else. Why take that chance?

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