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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Albert Wilton
Good and friendly and reliable people and they work hard to get your vehicle doneService: Transmission
Date: July 25, 2021
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Christy McMurray
Thank you, Mister Transmission! After taking my vehicle to the dealership where I bought it, and paying $150 for them to tell me what I already told them was wrong, the Dealer gave me a quote of $6,500 to replace my 9 year old transmission with a factory rebuilt one, because it couldn't be fixed or rebuilt by them. Thankfully I called Mister Transmission and Chris knew exactly what the issue was, how to fix it, and it only cost me $385 for everything and it was fixed in a day. I am so grateful that Chris and Dawn run an honest operation and provide genuinely great service. Thanks again!
Date: July 25, 2021
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Sarah MacArthur
Cambridge Mister Transmission was awesome. We ended up having a small issue but they still took the time to show me where on my vehicle the problems were and fully explain the possible issues. They were prompt in getting back to me the following day and I had my vehicle back in no time. Chris and Nick were amazing and the office is so clean and pleasant. Great customer service!
Date: July 24, 2021
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John Neven
Great service , friendly and very knowledgeable.Excellent work
Date: July 23, 2021
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Mazda 3 AT light came...
Chris Elmquist
Mazda 3 AT light came on one with some bad noises and clunking. Dealer said need a new transmission for only $4400. Took it to this and a quick check they determined it needed new TCM which is very common on the mazdas. They took care of it and even did a bunch of extra work fixing a wiring harness all for the cost of the TCM . cannot say enough about how we were treated by Chris and Dawn. Would recommend them. FIRST CLASS!!!!!
Date: July 23, 2021
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Workers are very nice and...
Ely Bolivar
Workers are very nice and explain thing clearly. Also they have an option to finance your repairs.
Date: July 22, 2021
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They assessed the problem quickly,...
Colleen H
They assessed the problem quickly, quoted a good price, provided fast service, in a no-pressure, friendly manner. I've been telling everybodyService: Transmission
Date: July 20, 2021
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I took my differentials down...
Kieran Massicotte
I took my differentials down to get rebuilt and Steve was very professional and the total was 200 bucks cheaper than the quoted price and there was a few things during the whole process that didn’t go as planned as I had brought all the bearings parts and some bearings were the wrong ones and I had brought 4.88s to put in end they would not work and before continuing with anything Steve would call and double check to let you know what needs to be done and get the ok from me first before they would continue overall amazing place Steve and the guys were awesome and the work was done perfect and the diffs have never been more smooth highly recommend.
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Eduardo Vieira
Excellent customer service.Service: Transmission
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Roman Danko
Thank you Kyle and the Mr. Transmission team for very professional and friendly customer service and repair. I definitelly recommend their services.Service: Transmission
Date: July 19, 2021
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