If you’ve recently found out that your vehicle’s transmission is toast, you’re likely overwhelmed by the repair options available to you. The three main options for transmission replacement are rebuilt, remanufactured, and used transmissions. Each type of replacement has its benefits and drawbacks, and any of these options may serve your car well. If you’ve run into transmission trouble and need a replacement, contact the team at Auto Stop Limited, Inc. Before scheduling your transmission replacement, consider the pros and cons of rebuilt, remanufactured, and used transmissions.
Replacements Using Used Transmissions
Used transmissions are typically the least expensive in terms of upfront cost. While some used transmissions come with limited short-term warranties, many units are sold as-is. As with any other used part or piece of equipment, your mileage may vary — you may have found a hidden gem, or you may have purchased a dud. Used transmissions are ideal for folks who want to get their cars back on the road quickly, but they can be a bit unreliable.
Benefits of Rebuilt Transmissions
Rebuilt transmissions are, like used transmissions, units that have been used before. However, rebuilt units have been taken apart, inspected, and put back together with replacements for worn-out parts. Many auto repair shops rebuild transmissions in-house, and some offer warranties or summaries of their inspection and replacement process. If you know a reliable mechanic who rebuilds units, a rebuilt transmission is a solid option.
Certified Remanufactured Transmissions
Finally, some auto manufacturers offer remanufactured transmissions. These are similar to rebuilt models, except remanufactured transmissions are inspected, rebuilt, and certified by the original manufacturer. These units often come with warranties, and they are an incredibly reliable option. While they often cost the most (aside from buying a new transmission fresh off the line), they are also typically the longest-lasting option available for transmission replacement. If you are not sure which type of replacement unit you should get, reach out to the experts at Auto Stop Ltd.
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Throughout the Baltimore area – including Charles Village, Hampden, Mount Vernon, Fells Point, Federal Hill, and the Inner Harbor – Auto Stop Limited, Inc is your one stop shop for all your auto repair needs. If you are looking for the highest-quality automotive service, come in today for a free estimate – or call us and let us know how our skilled experts can keep your vehicle up and running, safely and fast!