Is a Transmission Rebuild the Right Option for You? — Silver Lake Auto & Tire Centers
If your car or truck has a transmission issue, you may wonder if a rebuild is the way to go. That depends on your timeline, budget, and specific desires for your vehicle. Schedule an appointment to talk about rebuilds and/or other transmission work at Silver Lake Auto & Tire Centers in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. We’ll help you sort through your choices. No matter what you decide is best for you, we’ll assist you with the repair process. Since 1973, we’ve provided excellence in repairs and customer service regardless of what make or model you drive.
What is Meant by a Rebuild?
As applied to a transmission, the term “rebuild” refers to reconstruction that enables all transmission parts to function normally again. Your auto’s transmission is made of multiple components that work together to allow the vehicle to operate across various speeds. These are gears, rotors, bands, and pumps. The moving parts tend to wear out over time and with higher mileage. If you opt for a rebuild, our technicians replace the parts that have gone bad. This replacement of the significantly worn parts is an alternative to replacing the entire transmission.
What a Rebuild Will and Won’t Do for Your Auto
Many vehicle owners rely on a rebuild as a great option for repairing an ailing transmission. You should, however, understand exactly what a rebuild is and what you should and shouldn’t expect from it. If you are seeking a pristeen component in mint condition, you’ll need a transmission replacement. This entails installing a new transmission with zero miles on it. This works well when you’re not limited by time and finances. In fact, it may be your best option if you’re trying to restore a highly valued vehicle. However, if you need your daily driver back as quickly as possible and/or if you’re pinching pennies, a transmission rebuild may be your better option. Accounting for locating the part and shipping time, a replacement leaves you without your car about twice as long as a rebuild. Further, your bill will likely be about twice as high. A rebuild allows you to take the calculated risk that you can drive a long time without additional trouble or needed repairs. You cannot, however, be certain of this because a rebuilt transmission isn’t new. The malfunctioning parts are replaced, but the others are left alone. They may last nearly forever or cause trouble down the road.
Your Local Shop for Transmission Repair
Silver Lake Auto & Tire Centers can help you assess the situation and make the best decision for your vehicle whether you need service, a rebuild, or a new transmission.