I still remember the day that I bought my first car. I thought it was the most perfect vehicle in the world, and I vowed to care for it diligently. Unfortunately, within a few days I had forgotten about my promise, and I started tossing fast food wrappers in the back like everyone else. After awhile I realized that neglecting my car was turning the inside into a garbage pit, and I decided to learn how to take better care of my vehicle. I took a class on auto detailing, and it really helped me to turn things around. I want to teach you what I learned, so you should read this blog.
If your car is jerking around and shaking when you go to shift gears or when you're accelerating or decelerating, or it feels like the car is slipping, you could be having a problem with the transmission. If you think it's time to replace the transmission and you're afraid of the costs, there are some affordable options you'll want to check out.
You don't have to buy a brand new transmission for your car, and you may not want to put that much money into the vehicle if you aren't going to drive it much longer or if it's getting older.
Purchase a Rebuilt Transmission
Mechanics will take transmissions that people don't want to fix and buy the parts that are needed for repairs. They will spend their time rebuilding the transmission until it works again, and then they sell it to someone looking to replace their transmission. These are available at a much lower cost than a new transmission, and the transmission shop may have some available for you to purchase.
Call the Junk Yard
If someone gets into an accident and doesn't want to pay to fix their car it will get hauled to the junk yard. The junk yard may have a broke down vehicle that has a working transmission that will work for your vehicle, you'll just have to pay to have it pulled out properly and transported. This is a great way to get a transmission at an affordable price, along with other parts that you need for your automobile.
Shop for Used
You may be surprised to find out that people try to scrap out their cars instead of taking them to a junk yard or used car dealership, and you can get a used transmission this way. Look on the classified sites and mechanical part sites to see where you can get what you need for the lowest price, and local parts won't require shipping.
If you know that something is wrong with the transmission in your vehicle and you don't have the cash to go out and pay to put a brand new one in, shop around for different quotes in your area and find out what used or rebuilt options each shop has. The quote is going to vary because different shops (like Aamco Transmissions & Auto Repair) charge different prices for their hourly rate, and because they will put their own markup on the transmission. Don't forget you can negotiate the price.Share
15 October 2015