Auto Transmission Repair: 2 Commonly Asked Questions

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The transmission system is a vital part of any car. Without the ability to smoothly change from one gear to another, it will be impossible to safely drive your vehicle. However, because your transmission system gets a lot of use, it is susceptible to wear and tear. If you notice any signs that your transmission may be becoming damaged or worn, such as sticky gears or strange smells, you should take action right away and have your car repaired. If you ignore the problem, it is likely to get worse, which could increase the cost of any repair work. Below is the answer to two commonly asked questions regarding transmission repairs.

What is involved in a transmission rebuild and when is it an option?

During a transmission rebuild, the entire transmission system will be dismantled. This will allow the auto mechanic to inspect, clean and repair each part of the gear box. This is the best option if only one part of the transmission has failed, as rebuilding a transmission is much cheaper than installing a new one in a vehicle. However, it is important to note that there are some parts of the transmission which are not designed to be replaced or repaired. These are referred to as the 'hard parts' of the transmission. Replacing the hard parts may be just as expensive as installing a brand-new transmission in your vehicle. You should ask your auto mechanic if any of the hard parts of the transmission are broken or malfunctioning before you decide on the type of work you want to have carried out on your car.

If my gears are sticking, do I need to have a new transmission installed?

There are a number of problems which could cause the gears on your car to stick. Some of these problems, such as low levels of transmission fluid, are relatively minor and can be fixed without needing to install a new transmission system. A mechanic will be able to check the transmission system for corrosion, which may be causing leaks. However, in some cases, the gears on a vehicle may begin to stick because of more serious mechanical problems within the transmission system. If this is the case, it is likely you will need to have a new transmission system installed on your car. 

If you would like further information about transmission repairs, you should contact an auto repair shop today.


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