Sunday, July 22, 2012

Hoping for Transmission Repair Over Transmission Replacement

It might be hard know what is wrong with your transmission until a mechanic can get in and see what is going on. Although this does necessitate getting to the part which is difficult, it will still save you money if you find the problem to be something as simple as slipping bands rather than something being wrong with the gears.

You can see how easy it would be for a mechanic to cheat you and tell you the whole unit needs replacing when there only needs to be a transmission repair made with the bands. This is why it is so important to choose your mechanic wisely. It is easy for them to make a little extra money on you by misdiagnosing your problem on purpose. Because of this, you might even want to have a second opinion if you have the time.

Hopefully you do feel that you can trust your mechanic because it would be rather disconcerting to never be able to completely trust their judgment calls. It might help to question your mechanic and ask specifically if it could be a problem with the bands slipping. Putting them on the spot in this way might make them choose to be honest with you since you showed some knowledge about your car. If your mechanic has been trustworthy in the past then you probably have no reason for concern.

If you do end up needing a transmission repair rather than a replacement, count yourself fortunate. Now that you know more about how this part of your car works, perhaps you will be able to diagnose the issue. Hopefully you will never come to the point of needing a new one. If it turned out that your vehicle did need more than just transmission repair then you can look at the bright side and realize that you probably will not have to worry about this part needing to be replaced again while you own it and are driving it.

As you take care of your car and have it maintained regularly, make sure to not neglect the transmission. Have the fluids checked whenever you get an oil change. This might help you avoid a bigger problem such as needing a replacement.

If you do not already have a mechanic that you trust, search today online to see if you can find a respected mechanic who also has the knowledge and integrity that you are seeking.

1 comment:

  1. I just read a blog regarding this. There are some car owners today who opt to change their transmission wholly instead of just repairing them. And, there are some who know how to save – they just have it repair. Many car shops today can do the repair for you, or if you know how, you can just buy a part of it for the work.
    -Alice Leighton