Diesel Transmission: Rebuild or Replace?

Determining Your Best Option for Diesel Transmission Repair

Depending upon the state of your diesel powered vehicle’s transmission and your unique use of the auto, your sense of urgency regarding attention for this necessary transportation component may change. Specifically, is it time to get transmission repair because you suspect your extra vehicle that’s used for recreation may be developing an issue, or is time of the essence because the truck you depend on to make a living is suddenly sitting immobile? Regardless of which situation you find yourself in, transmission trouble doesn’t get better on its own. Further, you need to be prepared to make relevant repair decisions. While the Transmission Exchange Center in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, doesn’t directly work on your vehicle, we’re happy to provide you with information as well as support you and/or your service provider.

Weighing the Options

Clearly, if you plan on driving your vehicle, you’ve got to have a functional transmission. If your auto’s transmission isn’t working (properly or at all), you’ll need to make a plan of correction. That leads many owners to the question of whether to rebuild or replace an ailing component. First, it’s helpful to understand the difference between the two terms. If you take your vehicle to a shop for a transmission repair, make sure you understand what you’re paying for. If you are getting a repair, you typically are getting exactly that. The part(s) that is broken is replaced, but all the other elements are left intact and “as is.” That means that your transmission may last for a very long time, or another piece could malfunction in the near future. This solution may save money today, but it’s a calculated risk for tomorrow. Replacement entails removing the old transmission and replacing it with one that is functioning properly (whether the replacement is new or refurbished). If you’re contemplating a rebuild, be sure to consider all aspects. For example, think about the condition of your current transmission. If it is laden with problems, repair may be a headache, and another issue could soon arise. Also, take time to examine the quality of workmanship. Does your repair shop have a good reputation? Is there a warranty for the transmission after the work is performed? Finally, weigh the costs–long term as well as immediate.

Behind You All the Way

If you and/or your mechanic determine that transmission replacement is your best option, know that the Transmission Exchange Center is behind you all the way. We look forward to working with you and/or your chosen shop to ensure that you get the correct transmission for your vehicle. Each transmission is remanufactured to the highest standards. Thus, you get the benefits of a new transmission without the excessive cost. We have a more-than-40-year reputation to stand upon as well as affiliations with the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association (ATRA) and the Automatic Transmission Service Group. Also, we’re approved by AAA and accredited by the Better Business Bureau. Best of all, we back all our transmissions with an amazing nationwide 3 year or 100,000 mile (whichever comes last) warranty.

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