Transmission Rebuilding Service
At DNA Automotive we specialize in transmissions, providing quality transmission rebuilding service for this complex system that we know few other mechanics can match. Your vehicle’s transmission is an intricate mechanical system and one of its most important components.
Responsible for shifting gears, it is made up of gears, bands, pumps, and rotors, all working together to power your vehicle in the most efficient way possible. Any defect or damage in your transmission will stop you in your tracks. If your transmission develops a serious problem, you really only have two options, replace it or rebuild it.
The Truth About Transmission Rebuilding Service
What you may not know is that most transmissions which are sold as “new” are actually factory rebuilds. Only a few manufacturers sell fully new transmissions so when you bring your vehicle in to get what you think is a “ new” transmission – what you’re really getting is a factory rebuilt one – and you’ll be paying a lot for it. A much more cost effective option for many is to have a skilled technician provide you with a transmission rebuilding service for your existing transmission. From our years of experience we almost always recommend a transmission rebuilding service – mainly because it is always faster and cheaper than a replacing your transmission.
What Is a Transmission Rebuilding Service?
A transmission, like a vehicle engine, is made up of a series of interrelated mechanical parts that wear out over time and with extended use. Rebuilding a vehicle’s transmission replaces these worn parts without replacing the entire transmission. A transmission rebuilding service is, basically, a major mechanical overhaul done to a vehicle’s’ transmission. A transmission rebuilding service involves the removal, inspection, and replacement of any damaged transmission parts.
With a transmission rebuilding service, all the main parts of the transmission are carefully inspected to see what condition they are in. Any part that is severely worn or damaged beyond repair is replaced with either a brand new part or a refurbished part. After the rebuild, the transmission is restored to its peak operating function and efficiency without having to replace every single part of the transmission.
A transmission rebuilding service is usually recommended when your mechanic determines that there is too much wear on the parts for minor repairs, or if he thinks repairs alone won’t solve the problem for the long term. New transmissions are extremely expensive, and in most cases it isn’t cost-effective to put a new transmission into a high-mileage vehicle. A transmission rebuilding service is a more affordable alternative, and when it is performed by a qualified mechanic your rebuilt transmission will function as well as a brand-new one.
Signs You need a Transmission Rebuilding Service
If you’re wondering whether your vehicle’s transmission needs repair here are some signs that can help you identify that if there is a problem with your transmission.
The first sign is the smell of burning transmission fluid. This can indicate that your transmission is overheating. Your transmission fluid helps to keep your transmission’s parts moving properly by lubricating them. Overheating, and that burning smell, is a sign that your transmission fluid is low or dirty and is not lubricating your transmission’s components the way it should. As a result, your transmission overheats – hence, the burning smell.
The second sign of transmission trouble is leaking transmission fluid. If you notice that your transmission fluid is leaking, you should have your transmission inspected as soon as possible. Your “check engine” light may also illuminate if there is a problem with your transmission. While the light may come on for a variety of other reasons, you should make sure to bring your vehicle in to your mechanic as soon as possible so that he can determine what the issue might be.
A third sign of transmission trouble is noise, noise coming from your transmission, that is. This is especially serious if you’re hearing noise and your vehicle is in neutral. The noise may be whining, humming, buzzing, clunking, or grinding that you hear while your vehicle is running You may also hear these noises when your vehicle shifts.
The fourth sign of transmission trouble is hesitation when shifting. No matter if you have an automatic or manual transmission, if your vehicle hesitates or refuses to shift into gear, this is a sure sign that something is wrong. With a manual transmission, you can notice the problem that after shifting into gear, the engine will rev up but the vehicle will not be moving as quickly as the engine is running.
Why Choose the Transmission Rebuilding Service Option?
A transmission rebuilding service is a popular option if you want to avoid paying the high price of replacing your vehicle’s damaged or worn-out transmission with one that’s factory rebuilt.
These, so called “new” transmissions, especially on late model cars, can be almost as expensive as a brand new engine. Whether you’re on a tight budget or simply wish to avoid paying the full price of a new transmission, a transmission rebuilding service is a good option for you.
There are other advantages to having your transmission rebuilt rather than getting a “new” transmission. Getting a rebuilt transmission typically saves time as well. Your vehicle will often be ready within three to four days. If you opt to get a “new” transmission, your vehicle could be out of commission for a week or more. This depends on how quickly the new (that is, factory rebuilt) transmission can be located, ordered, shipped, and installed. With a transmission rebuilding service only the parts that are severely worn or damaged are replaced. This eliminates the cost of replacing the transmission parts that are still in good working order.
Will A Rebuilt Transmission Last As Long As A New One?
In some cases, yes, but it’s really impossible to predict. Every rebuilt transmission is a little different, and each one still has a number of used or refurbished parts which will still wear down over time. If you suspect your vehicle requires a transmission rebuild, please contact us to set up an appointment for an inspection.
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