There’s nothing quite like getting in your car, trying to back out of your driveway, and your car not moving. It acts like it’s in neutral instead of reverse. This is one of the first signs that your transmission is going out. When this happens, you’ll choose between purchasing a brand-new transmission for your car or a transmission rebuild. There are several factors to consider when deciding which route to take.

The Total Cost

Transmission rebuilds are notoriously cheaper than purchasing a new transmission, especially if you work with an experienced transmission shop. According to Kelley Blue Book, transmission rebuilds typically cost in the range of $4,500 to $6,000, but it depends on the make of your vehicle. However, a replacement can cost twice the price of a rebuild. If a replacement is out of your budget, a rebuild might be able to get your car back on the road.

Rebuild Benefits

The cheaper price is just one of the many benefits of rebuilding a transmission. It’s also more eco-friendly because you can recycle parts without purchasing a brand-new transmission if you don’t have to. This makes a transmission rebuild an excellent idea for vehicle owners who want to be more sustainable and help the planet. Rebuilds also offer many of the same benefits as replacing a transmission, such as better performance, increased resale value, and longer lifespan.

Replace or Rebuild

Deciding to replace or rebuild your transmission can be challenging. Rebuilds are often necessary when you want to spend the least amount of money on a repair. Rebuilt transmission can last around 200,000 miles, so longevity doesn’t really play a factor in this decision. You should carefully consider how worn the transmission is and what is wrong with it. Replacements are often necessary if there are several worn components or parts on the transmission. A skilled mechanic can tell you if the transmission is worn enough to warrant a replacement.

We understand that it can be frustrating when your transmission starts going out. Our experienced mechanics can help you with transmission rebuild, repairs, seals, or flush. We can also help you decide whether a rebuild or replacement suits your vehicle. Contact Dusty’s Transmissions today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to working with you.