Olympia Auto Repair

What Is a Transmission Rebuild?

When properly maintained, the transmission in your car may just last forever. At the same time, this does not always happen. Many things can go wrong along the way. Failing to take care of your transmission as you should can lead to engine trouble down the road, so it is important to take heed of this advice. If it does get to the point where your transmission needs to be either rebuilt to replaced in its entirety, it is important to know your options.

What is Involved With a Transmission Rebuild?

A trained and experienced technician should do the rebuilding of a transmission. It involves taking it apart and completely putting it back together. The overall aim is to return it to a like-new condition so that your vehicle can get many more miles of service out of it.

When the transmission has been removed and dismantled, the technician will clean all of its parts with proper chemicals. If there are any seals or gaskets that have been compromised, your mechanic should replace them. There may be some electrical repairs that need to be made in order to get the transmission working correctly again. If some obsolete parts should be replaced, this is a good time to do that as well. The final step is to put it all back together and install it once again.

Should You Rebuild or Replace Your Transmission?

This is often a difficult question to answer on your own. It is important to consider the cost of a rebuild. Keep in mind that you will still have your original transmission when it is done. If you do not have a warranty on the work that was performed, you may find yourself back in the same position before you know it. In that case, getting a completely new transmission may be in your best interest. You want to weigh the cost versus the benefits before making your final decision.

If you find that your vehicle requires a transmission rebuild or repair, contact us as soon as possible to take advantage of our professional advice and service.

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