If your vehicle needs a transmission replacement, you’re likely having a rough time, but it’s important to remember to avoid making this one big mistake.
If you’re not sure what a transmission replacement is, it’s probably just what you think it is. It’s the replacement of a transmission. If you’re rebuilding a vintage vehicle, customizing a hotrod, or engaged in some kind of recreational vehicle building, then transmission replacement might be part of your hobby. However, in most cases, transmission replacements are only necessary in bad situations.
If your transmission needs to be replaced, it’s likely undergone a catastrophic failure. Perhaps the transmission is so thoroughly damaged that the technicians don’t think replacing a few parts will help. Or maybe they just can’t find the source of the problem. In any event, transmission replacements are expensive and they can take a long time. Given that most drivers are going through a tough time, they’re often inclined to just get the replacement over with as quickly as possible. But this can lead to problems.
A technician might give you two options. They can replace your transmission entirely with a completely different transmission or they can replace it part by part. Which sounds better to you? Replacing the whole thing, right? It’s simpler, sounds like it’s quicker, and it guarantees the problem parts will be gone from your vehicle. Right? Well. . .
While they might be marketed as “new” transmissions, they rarely are. They’re usually rebuilt transmissions of unknown provenance. You really don’t know what you’re getting when you do a total transmission replacement. And this can cause even more problems down the road. That’s why the technicians at Mister Transmission often recommend a transmission rebuild to our clients.
A transmission rebuild involves removing the transmission from the chassis and taking it apart piece by piece. It’s rather labour intensive, but it ensures all damaged components are replaced. At Mister Transmission, our technicians inspect each part. If it’s damaged, they replace it. If not, they clean it in a special solution.
At the end of the process, you have a complete and fully functioning transmission. Is it a new transmission? Well, that’s a thought experiment along the lines of the Ship of Theseus. We’ll leave that to the philosophy majors. All we can say is you’ll have a transmission in perfect working order.
At Mister Transmission, we can overhaul and rebuild your transmission. Please get in touch with us today to schedule a transmission inspection, maintenance service, or repair.