We at Trans Works Transmissions personally do not like using used transmissions. There are a number of reasons for this (namely, they are USED and unpredictable), but we do take apart every used transmission that comes our way and see whether or not it would meet the needs of our customer. Below are just some of the questions, which we (and hopefully our clients) ask before they purchase used transmissions for their ride, starting with:
Is There a Warranty on it?
When it comes to used transmissions, the warranty is king. Many warranties are very limited, which means an individual choosing to purchase a used transmission without knowing what to look for could be a very financially unwise decision.
Is the Mechanic Certified?
Apart from asking whether or not a company like ours will even install used transmissions, you should also ask the company whether or not their mechanics are familiar with using installing or working on that particular transmission. Here at Trans Works Transmissions, we make sure that our mechanics are SEC certified (this stands for automotive service excellence). This ensures that the technicians working under our roof and who are installing your transmission have been trained to the highest standards and will be able to successfully install your transmission to your specifications.
Is There Any Technological Oversight?
Technology is undoubtedly moving at a rapid pace these days, and this includes the transmission systems in our vehicles. When we select a transmission system for you vehicle, we make sure that it will run with your specific ride before we set you free and charge you a fee. When we install a transmission system, we are certain that above and beyond a doubt it will work for you and be able to take you from Portage, Wisconsin and beyond.
Even if you do not choose us to install your transmission, make sure that the company you chose does. Transmission technology is changing at breakneck speed, so choosing a tranny system, which is even a year, or two older to install in your vehicle can cause significant issues for the driver.
The Bottom Line
Choosing which is best for you can be difficult, particularity as the difference between a new and used transmission can be as much as $1000 or more. Here are some questions to ask yourself before committing to either choice:
- How long to you plan to use the vehicle?
- How often did the previous transmission fail?
- How often do you rely on the vehicle to get you from point “a” to point “b”?
- What kind of vehicle to you have and what is the history of the previous transmissions of those vehicles?
Whatever you choose to do, we at Trans Works Transmissions are here to accommodate you. We welcome you to give us a call with you automotive needs anytime!