Transmission Replacement

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03/01/2024
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Is It Time to Replace My Transmission?

Facing the possibility of needing a transmission replacement can be discouraging, given the complexity and cost associated with the repair. But, if your car is reaching the 100,000-mile mark, it’s time to start planning for the possibility of a big-ticket repair to ensure it continues to run smoothly for the long haul. Mr. Transmission is here to help you understand when it might be time to replace your transmission to save you from unexpected breakdowns and even more costly fixes down the line.

A transmission is a crucial component of a vehicle's drivetrain. It transfers power from the engine to the wheels, allowing the car to move. The transmission adjusts the gear ratio between the engine and the wheels in real time, enabling the engine to operate efficiently at various speeds. The transmission plays a pivotal role in a vehicle's performance, fuel efficiency, and overall driving experience.

The lifespan of a transmission varies depending on the make and model of the vehicle and your driving habits and maintenance routine. On average, a transmission can last between 150,000 to 200,000 miles. Regular maintenance can significantly extend its life, making adhering to your vehicle manufacturer's recommended service intervals a good idea.

Signs Your Transmission Is on Its Way Out
Recognizing the signs that it's time to replace your transmission and acting promptly can save you from the inconvenience and expense of a complete transmission failure. Several telltale signs indicate your transmission may be failing:

  • Slipping transmission: If your vehicle feels like it's changing gears on its own or isn't accelerating as it should, it could be a sign of transmission slipping.
  • Rough shifts: Your car should shift smoothly from one gear to the next. If you notice a delay or if the gear changes are rough or jarring, it's a red flag.
  • Unusual noises: Listen for whining, clunking, or humming sounds when your car is in Neutral. These noises can indicate a failing transmission.
  • Leaking fluid: Transmission fluid facilitates smooth gear shifts. If you notice a red, sweet-smelling fluid under your car, it's likely a transmission fluid leak.
  • Warning light: The check engine light can come on for numerous reasons, including transmission problems. It's always best to have it checked by a professional.

 The Cost of Replacing a Transmission
The cost of replacing a transmission can range from $1,800 to $3,500 for a remanufactured transmission and installation. For luxury or high-performance vehicles, this price can soar even higher. The exact cost will depend on the vehicle's make and model, the type of transmission (manual or automatic), and whether you opt for a new, rebuilt, or remanufactured transmission.

How Mr. Transmission Can Get the Job Done
When facing transmission troubles, Mr. Transmission is your go-to expert. With more than 60 years of experience specializing in transmission repair and replacement, we offer a comprehensive evaluation to diagnose the issue accurately. Our skilled technicians are equipped with the latest tools and technology to repair or replace your transmission efficiently, ensuring your vehicle is back on the road as quickly as possible.

Specializing in transmission repair gives us an edge in diagnosing and fixing transmission problems accurately and efficiently. We pride ourselves on transparent and honest communication, ensuring you understand the repair process and costs involved, and we have a nationwide warranty. Using high-quality parts for repairs and replacements means your transmission is likely to last longer, saving you money in the long run.

Mr. Transmission is one of Moran Family of Brands’ six aftermarket auto and window tinting brands. Milex Complete Auto Care and Turbo Tint are also under our umbrella of brands.

Trusting your vehicle to Mr. Transmission means ensuring it receives the best care possible, keeping you and your car on the road safely and efficiently.

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