Don’t take it personally; it happens to the best of us. In fact, more than 75% of cars are in need of some kind of maintenance. Whether your cars have manual transmissions, remanufactured transmissions or a automatic transmissions, your cars are bound to go kaput. And unfortunately for you, engine and transmission problems are among the most expensive auto repairs.
Luckily that’s not the only issue your car can present. 15% of cars and/or trucks have bad steering fluid. 16% are running low on coolant. Countless vehicles are experiencing potentially dangerous tire issues. Transmission repair may be the most expensive on the list, but its just the beginning in terms of what could be wrong with your vehicle.
When you consider there are more than 85,000 businesses are dedicated to mechanics, car issues seem less daunting. Auto transmission services are lucrative enough that each year, the repair industry grosses around $58 million. What your mechanic might now be telling you is that new is not the only way to go.
Used auto transmissions, remanufactured transmissions and performance transmissions are all options. Many mechanics may push for new transmissions to avoid liability issues, but prices can certainly come down if you consider the alternatives. Consider it a “transplant”. There are thousands of used cars to pull parts from, transmissions included.
It is important to find a mechanic who will be honest with you and present options that fit your budget that you are comfortable with.