Domestic and foreign cars and trucks have many similarities and differences. Knowing them is the key to choosing the right transmission replacement parts for your vehicle
Mulling over what transmission replacement parts to purchase for your vehicle? It can be a tough decision. Especially if you’re weighing whether or not you need to invest in a new transmission or a transmission rebuild.
There’s a myriad of transmission replacement parts available on the aftermarket. But on the subject of domestic or foreign vehicles, do different cars need different types of replacement parts for transmission repairs?
The make, model, and age of the vehicle you drive will determine what transmission replacement parts you may need, and there are few major differences as it pertains to domestic or foreign vehicles’ transmissions. Where the big difference is between the two vehicle types is in the automobile’s computer software and the on-board computer in your car. In that respect, what may be problematic in one type of vehicle, is perfectly normal in another’s performance. The only way to find out what high-tech troubles may be impacting your car is a high-tech diagnosis.
Unless you typically drive in extreme conditions or are hauling heavy loads, the best way to keep your vehicle’s transmission in good shape is to have it inspected at recommended intervals, and the fluid and filter changed as per directions in your owner’s manual. Simply put, preventative maintenance is a smart way to keep your vehicle running smoothly.
That’s easy advice to take when your car, light-duty truck, or SUV is performing as it should. But if you find your engine is revving while shifting gears, or if you’re experiencing any one of the half-dozen warning signs that your transmission is faulty, it’s wise to have a certified, experienced technician examine it versus risking a full-on mechanical breakdown.
Once a professional transmission technician has investigated what the root of your transmission’s problem is, you’ll be armed with the knowledge you need to make an informed decision. That makes the prospect of selecting the correct transmission repair option, be it a new, rebuilt, remanufactured, or a repaired transmission an easier proposition.
Don’t leave it to guesswork, get the insights and advice of an experienced technician on what replacement parts they recommend for your vehicle.
Do you have questions about the vitality of your vehicle’s transmission? Contact the Mister Transmission service centre nearest you, book a service appointment, and get the answers you need from a transmission expert.