At High Gear Transmission, our bread and butter is transmission rebuilds. We’ve performed thousands of rebuilds to help people get their cars running again at a price that makes sense. Taking care of your transmission through preventative maintenance can help prolong the life of your transmission; however, no amount of care will halt the inevitable passing of time. If you’re faced with a transmission rebuild or repair, understanding your options and knowing a little bit about transmission rebuilds can save you time when deciding whether or not purchase a new transmission or rebuild your existing one. Here is a Transmission Rebuild FAQ.
Determining the cause of the problem is the first step in a transmission rebuild. If the damage done is too great to the transmission, then a rebuild may be out of the question. If parts are simply worn out, the transmission can be rebuilt instead of replacing the entire system.
A rebuild is a great option because it can cost a lot less than a full replacement. In almost all cases, brand new transmissions are only made for new cars when they are fresh off the assembly line. Clutches, bands, gaskets, and seals are typical parts that will be rebuilt when a transmission is taken apart for a rebuild. There are a few steps we take when rebuilding a transmission.
First, we dismantle the transmission after we remove it from your vehicle and then run the parts through a washer. Any worn parts and all seals and gaskets are replaced while electrical repairs are performed on the transmission. Before re-installing the transmission, we’ll check to see if your car’s manufacturer has updated any of the parts in the transmission in question. If this is the case, the updated parts will be installed at your discretion to extend the lifespan and performance of the vehicle.
Having your transmission regularly checked can prevent catastrophic damage from occurring. An electrical problem or easily accessible worn parts may not require a full rebuild and it may be possible to repair or save the transmission without removing it from your car. Have a technician thoroughly inspect your transmission any time you bring it in for an oil change. Eventually, a transmission rebuild may be inevitable, but you can slow the process of an aging vehicle.
Our stock of transmission, transfer cases, and standard transmission parts is second to none. As one of the fastest growing standard shift transmission rebuilders in the country, we have the experience and know-how to get the job done effectively. If you have any questions about your transmission and whether or not it needs a rebuild, visit our contact page or call us at (901) 633-1891 today.
Thanks for explaining that a thorough inspection should first be done when planning to get a transmission rebuild service. I’m interested in looking for such a service soon because I’m in the process of getting my old car restored. I think that project should go beyond aesthetics and also get some old parts replaced.