Transmission repair can be one of the most daunting issues with any car. The complexity and scope of a transmission is mind boggling. How do you really know what is wrong? Who can you trust? Trans Works Transmissions is second to none for repairing transmissions.
Repair or Replacement?
One of the first decisions to make is whether you are going to try and repair your transmission or replace it. The best place to start this process is with a qualified mechanic, as they are the ones that have the proper diagnostic tools and experience in order to determine what the root cause of the issue might be. In some cases repair won’t be possible, and replacement will be your only option.
Called shift or pressure solenoids, these are the parts that control how the fluid moves in and around your transmission. If you are having issues with an Automatic transmission shifting too little or too much, chances are that your solenoids need replaced. As far as transmission repair issues goes, this type of problem is somewhere between transmission fluid leaks on one hand and major problems on the other.
Cost of Fixing the Issue
For a basic repair, you will land in the thousand to fifteen hundred dollar range for a manual transmission. With an automatic transmission, you will pay closer to two thousand dollars for a minor problem. If there is no option but to replace the transmission, it can set you back anywhere from four thousand to eight thousand dollars, depending on the make, model and year of the car. When it comes to getting the best bang for your buck, Trans Works Transmissions leads the pack.
Ways to Avoid Issues
Most shops recommend that you flush your transmission between every 20,000 to 60,000 miles. When you take into account that the average cost of a flush is right around one hundred dollars, it sure beats having to pay for major repairs or replacement! Another easy fix is to get a leaky transmission fixed as soon as it is noticed. Again, the cost will be right around 200 dollars on average.