Why a Remanufactured Transmission May Be Right for You

by | Feb 18, 2015 | Automotive

When your transmission starts to give you problems, you’re going to want to get it back to full working condition quickly, and you’re going to want the repair to last. You’re also probably not going to want to pay too much for the repair either. This combination of needs will likely lead you to the same conclusion that many other drivers have reached over time – that a remanufactured transmission is the best solution for your needs.

The Remanufacturing Process

To remanufacture a transmission, that transmission will be sent to a factory and disassembled. Each and every piece will be inspected carefully, from the torque convertor to the smallest bolt. Anything that is not up to specifications will be replaced with new parts that are either Original Equipment (OE) or factory-mandated updated parts.

Remanufactured vs. New Transmissions

People sometimes tend to cringe when they here the word “remanufactured” and feel reassured when they hear “new.” When it comes to transmissions, however, you have to be careful about the interpretation of the word new. The only truly new transmission is the one built in the factory and most likely put in the car.

Once a production run of a particular automobile is finished, the factory does not generally keep building new transmissions indefinitely. This means that if your car is five years old or more and you’re looking for a new transmission, you’re probably actually going to get a remanufactured transmission that’s called “new,” usually with a higher price tag. The only benefit is that you might get a little bit longer warranty on a transmission that is sold as new.

The Difference Between Remanufactured and Rebuilt

The process in making a rebuilt or remanufactured tranmission is nearly identical, with just a few critical differences. Both processes involve the disassembly and inspection of each part of the transmission. In a rebuild, some malfunctioning parts might be repaired instead of replaced, while a remanufacted transmission will get new parts to replace all defective ones. A remanufactured transmission will also include factory-mandated updates and upgrades, and usually include a longer warranty. One of the most critical differences between a rebuild and a remanufacture is that a rebuild takes place in a shop, usually over the course of several days, while a remanufacture takes place in a factory, often in a single day.

If a remanufactured transmission sounds like it might be right for your needs, Trans Works Transmissions is the place to go. Visit www.trannyman.net to learn about their services.

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