What is a rebuilt transmission? Tramcar Transmission

  • Auto Repair Services

The first question most prospective customers ask me is how much is a rebuilt transmission? And I will ask them, "What is a rebuilt transmission?" and I will be told, "You know, the whole thing", to which I ask, "When you say the whole thing do you mean to replace every part inside the transmission?" at which the customer says yes!

At this point I must burst my customer's bubble and inform that not every part in the transmission is ever replaced and if it was it would cost more than the car. So when a transmission shop throws out descriptions such as "Rebuilt Transmission", "Rebuild Transmission" , "Remanufactured Transmission", do yourself a HUGE favor an ask the shop for a list or itemized bill of specifically which parts are going into their "Rebuilt "Transmission" they are trying to sell you. If they reply "were replacing everything" please see above.

If they reply," we don't itemize our repair order" chances are you will receive what is affectionately referred to in the industry as a "Patch & Pray" transmission repair. They will Patch the problem and pray it gets you through the warranty period.

For an honest reputable shop give Tramcar Transmission a call - 34 years same location - same owner!