Few things strike fear into the heart of a car owner quite like hearing that your transmission is shot. Transmission replacement has a reputation for being one of the most expensive repairs you can expect for your car, but why is that? In this week’s blog, we will explore the reasons behind the high cost of a transmission replacement, plus some tips to help your vehicle’s transmission running like new.
Why is Transmission Replacement So Expensive?
Your car’s transmission is the part responsible for shifting gears, whether you have an automatic or a manual. Transmissions can be incredibly complex, and finding their underlying issues can be challenging. Repair on its own can be costly: your mechanic has to track down the problem in a complicated piece of machinery, figure out how to repair it, and replace any necessary parts. Replacement takes things a step further. Your mechanic must remove your existing transmission, replace it with a new (or new to you) unit, and ensure that your vehicle runs smoothly. Both of these repair options take time and effort, meaning higher labor costs than an oil change or run-of-the-mill brake pad replacement. In addition, new, used, or remanufactured transmissions can cost thousands of dollars, just for the parts. After all, they are a critical and complicated part of any vehicle’s power train.
How to Take Care of Your Car’s Transmission
The best way to reduce your expenses is to take good care of your car’s transmission and find a mechanic that you can trust. Replace your transmission fluid when needed and pay attention to any strange noises or vibrations coming from your vehicle. Also, make sure that your car is stopped completely and the engine’s RPMs have decreased before shifting between drive and reverse. If you notice any symptoms of transmission trouble, bring your car to your trusted Baltimore mechanic as soon as possible. Transmission issues can quickly become worse, so time is often of the essence in mitigating damage to your transmission.
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