New Transmission vs. Rebuilding

By Mister Transmission

New almost always sounds more appealing to us in general, and this might be your first impression when it comes to transmission repair options as well.

New Transmissions are a Temptation That Might be Worth Resisting

 

In spite of our inherent instinct for the concept that new is better, it is often worth a second look at what you already have in your vehicle’s transmission, even when trouble comes knocking. Of course with your transmission, trouble might sound more like grinding or growling or even buzzing.

Your Car and its Transmission Start Out in Perfect Sync

The automatic transmission that your car was “born” with at the factory starts out in perfect harmony with its engine. Automotive transmissions are intricate systems that incorporate multiple gears and rings that must fit together with precision and accuracy while operating at high speeds. This needs to happen every time your vehicle shifts gears, and your transmission gears shift repeatedly on even the shortest journeys. When you need transmission repairs, can any other transmission fit as well as the original?

Is a New Transmission the Right Fit for Your Vehicle?

A new transmission may seem like the best option – if you have to incur an expense in transmission repairs, why not start with something new so that it will last longer. There are actually plenty of reasons that new may not be better when it comes to your transmission.

The Myth of New Transmissions

One major point to consider when it comes to new transmissions is whether or not it is actually new. Jacques Ritchot of the Winnipeg Mister Transmission says this term can be misleading:

“Most new transmissions are actually rebuilds. Only a few manufacturers sell fully new, like Audi and a few others, but none of the domestics. It might be a factory rebuilt transmission, but it’s not new.”

Another factor to consider is that the “new” transmission could have been built or rebuilt a number of years ago, and doesn’t have the benefit of updated parts.  Manufacturers create updated parts for all aspects of the vehicle as parts fail and show them where the weaknesses in their initial design lie.  They then create updated parts which are better than the originals.  If you buy a “new” transmission it may not contain the latest updated parts, and you could suffer the same failure all over again in a few years.

The Beauty of a Transmission Rebuild

While a transmission rebuild involves incorporating many brand new gaskets, seals and other parts into your car’s existing transmission, the core gears and their alignments remain the same and will still be ideal for your particular vehicle.

A transmission rebuild is a cost effective way to get your car back on the road with optimal results and performance, and everything old is new again for you and your rebuilt transmission.

If you suspect your vehicle requires a transmission rebuild, please contact your local Mister Transmission and book an appointment for our FREE 21-Point Multi-Check Inspection.

 

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Very profesional and effortable pricing
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Henry Martin
Andrew was fantastic and provided great insight on the actual issues with my vehicle. He was very informative and educated on what needs to be done on my vehicle. I highly recommend Andrew and Mister Transmission!!
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Richard Kelly
Stafford and Crew were completely professional during my repair. Calling regularly with updates. Work completed on time and at the initial quoted rate.Strongly recommend Mr. Transmission.
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Tony D
These days, among all the horror stories you hear about auto shops who either don't know what they're doing or flat out make things worse (and charge mightily either way), it's easy to overlook the real gems who deliver over and above. This shop came highly recommended to me by my son's auto shop class teacher - this on top of the numerous and overall excellent Google reviews. I had transmission shifting problems with an old Dodge pickup truck with which they were initially unfamiliar, and not only did they take on the challenge, research possible causes, and effect what appeared to be logical repairs (at a *very* reasonable price, I might add), when those repairs turned out not to be the root cause of the problem they took it upon themselves to further track down and fix the problem without additional charge (drawing upon their networks of other contacts in the industry to do so). All in a timely manner, keeping well-appraised of their progress every step of the way. As a small business owner myself, I can say that you simply can not expect better service than this. If I could give more than 5 stars I would. Although this is my first experience with them, I will not go anywhere else in the future for transmission work on any vehicle I own.
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Natasha Mohammed
Mister Transmission saved us! We had a sudden car issue and were taken care of by Raman. He quickly let us know how to get our vehicle to the shop and was very transparent about the process. He was up front with all costs beforehand and was very responsive, putting us immediately at ease. The fix was completed quickly and even before the estimated time given! We were super pleased with his professionalism, knowledge and workmanship. Car issues suck, but this was an excellent, pain free, no hassle, process. Highly recommend!Thank you Raman & Mister Transmission team!
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Lillian Mason
The owner went above and beyond to fix my car. So much so he called one of his employees back after they were closed to check another issue for me that was unrelated to my original issue. Amazing is all I can say
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Michael James
Paul was the gentleman who was taking care of my appointment. He was very informative with the issues I was having with my transmission. He was honest in giving his opinion on what course of repair I should use to fix my issue. His customer service and personability were exemplar. The repair was done in a timely manner and he even did some cleaning of the engine bay of my car without mentioning it. For any transmission or drive system repairs I wouldn't recommend any shop other than this one.
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