When you encounter transmission trouble, you’re faced with choices. Your first choice of where to go is easy—you take it to the pros at Trans Works Transmissions, of course! Next, you may ask yourself, “Repair or replace?” This choice is often easy to make, too—simple problems can be repaired and more extensive ones require replacement. Then you need to choose the type of replacement. Should you use a new transmission or a rebuilt one? If you choose to have a rebuilt one, should you just have your own transmission rebuilt, or should you go with a factory-remanufactured transmission? There are a few compelling arguments for remanufactured being the way to go.
What is a Transmission Rebuild?
A transmission rebuild or overhaul is a procedure in which a transmission is disassembled down to the smallest nuts and bolts. Each part gets inspected carefully and compared to factory specs. Anything that is damaged or doesn’t measure up gets repaired or replaced. When a rebuild is done by Trans Works Transmissions, you are left with a 100 percent functional like-new transmission.
How is a Remanufactured Transmission Better?
A remanufactured tranny is rebuilt, but in a slightly different way. It is not rebuilt in a repair shop, but rather in a factory. This environment allows for more meticulous attention to detail. Also, while a rebuilt transmission is built to original factory specifications, a remanufactured one is built to updated factory specs, so any corrections and improvements that have been made since the unit’s original production will be incorporated.
This means that a remanufactured transmission is technically better than a brand new one off the line, especially when done by the expert technicians at Trans Works Transmissions. In fact, many times when people refer to new transmissions, they’re actually talking about remanufactured ones, since a truly new transmission would technically mean one that just rolled off the assembly line, something that is rather unlikely, especially for an older vehicle.
Financial Implications of Remanufactured Transmissions
Remanufactured transmissions fall into the middle range of replacement transmissions, generally more expensive than a standard rebuild, but cheaper than a new one (if you can even find a new one for your particular vehicle). They also fall into the middle range of warranties, usually offering a slightly better warranty than a basic rebuild, but worse than a new transmission.