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Transmission Repair Raleigh, NC

Before you send your vehicle for transmission repair, you should know your options. Factor in your budget, the quality of the different repairs, and how long you will have to wait for the repairs to be completed.

Transmission Repair

If a specific problem in your transmission is identified, it is possible that a part can be replaced without taking the transmission apart. Some examples of these cases include transmission leaks, broken input shafts, and failed solenoids. When your transmission is inspected, your repair crew can determine whether your transmission can still work well for a while. They will then inspect it to see what needs replacement and put in new seals when they are done.

One thing to consider with transmission repair is the relative costs involved. Replacing one part may seem more economical than replacing the whole transmission. But this is only true depending on the lifespan of the other transmission parts. If your transmission is old, you may do better getting a new one. Only the replaced part is under warranty, and when other parts begin to fail you will end up spending more.

New Transmission Versus Reman Transmission

When you are being offered a new transmission, this is actually a remanufactured or reman transmission. New transmissions are only used in the manufacture of new vehicles. You will not be able to find a new transmission from your car dealer or anywhere else.

Remanufactured transmissions are rebuilt in a factory where quality controls are in place. Either one worker who is an expert in rebuilding your transmission type does the work, or a team of workers who specialize in transmission inspection, teardown, cleaning, restoration and assembly get the job done. Once done, the transmission is tested and shipped to a dealer or other source.

Rebuilt Transmissions

Skilled repairmen at auto shops can rebuild your transmission on site. Your transmission will be taken apart and inspected for the hard parts that need replacement. Then the transmission is put back together using new bands, clutches, gaskets and seals, or the soft parts. The assembly is done according to factory specifications so it can work just like new. The transmission then goes back into the vehicle which is tested for performance. Some shops refer to this process as transmission overhaul, reconditioning or refurbishing. The processes are the same.

Used Transmissions

If you cannot afford a new transmission, you may consider a used one. Because insurance companies sometimes have good cars disassembled because of minor issues, there is a wide availability of other vehicle parts that are undamaged. Used transmissions are cheaper, though the warranty on these will not be as good as on rebuilt or reman transmissions.

If you have been having problems with your transmission, call McNair Performance, Inc. today at 919-781-3604 or send an email to service@mcnairperformance.com. We will be happy to discuss your options with you so you can make the best decision.

What our Customers are Saying

Hello Grover,

I wanted to let you know that you nailed the alignment on my 2008 Mazda 3.  The car tracks perfectly now.  Thanks very much for taking care to get the setup just right.

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