The transmission in your vehicle is one of the most complex engines there are. Your transmission is needed for either automatically or manually, shifting the gears and changing the speed-torque ratio. This shifting is done to deliver power to the wheels based on the speed your vehicle is going. Since the transmission is complex, it experiences a lot of ‘wear and tear’ due to constant use and most vehicle operators don’t regularly maintain them – many people need their transmissions rebuilt, repaired or replaced. Let’s look at some important information that contributes to the final transmission rebuild cost of your vehicle.
What does rebuild mean?
Rebuild- also called refurbished or reconditioned. The rebuilding process involves disassembling, inspecting, cleaning and replacing damaged or worn parts in a shop setting. To rebuild a transmission, a technician will remove it from the vehicle, take it apart and inspect all the key components. Any parts that are still inside the manufacturer’s acceptable wear limits are reused, and anything that’s too worn will be replaced. All the “soft parts” like gaskets, seals, bands and O-rings are replaced. Then the whole thing is put back together and reinstalled in the car. The quality of components used in a rebuild may not be ideal at a less-than-reputable shop, so make sure you do some research to see if the company you choose is using quality parts and services.