As we’ve discussed a lot on the Ralph’s Transmission Blog, there are many reasons why you might consider getting your damaged transmission rebuilt rather than replacing it or making smaller repairs. There are long-term benefits to a professionally done transmission rebuild. Here are a few to consider:
1. Gradual Cost Savings
A transmission rebuild may cost you more upfront compared to some other types of transmission repairs, but it will save you money in the long run by preventing repeat problems and ongoing issues that can cost you more over time with repair after repair being needed. This is especially true if you plan to keep the vehicle for many years. Even if you plan to sell the car or truck fairly soon, the rebuilt transmission with a warranty can add value in the buyer’s mind.
2. Peace of Mind
The purpose of a transmission rebuild is to get it running like new again. Any worn or damaged parts will be replaced. The good working parts will be thoroughly cleaned and reinstalled. We’re talking every single nut and bolt when it comes to transmission rebuilds at Ralph’s Transmission. The transmission is rebuilt from the ground up and then backed by our 3 Year, 100,000 Mile Warranty to give you extra peace of mind.
3. Better Performance
You will find a rebuilt transmission will provide better performance compared to one that has internal damage or only has had “Band-Aid” repairs made. You can spend less and get it running again, but it may never run quite right. A rebuild gets it back in like-new condition, and that means more dependable and smooth performance.
4. It’s YOUR Transmission
One major benefit of rebuilding a transmission is that you are keeping the same transmission that was originally designed for and installed in your vehicle. It is tuned to work with your engine and overall drivetrain system. A transmission rebuild will generally cost less than buying and installing a brand new OEM transmission from the vehicle manufacturer. Buying a used or refurbished transmission may save you some money, but you are assuming additional risks. The condition may not be great or it just may never work quite right within your vehicle. Having YOUR transmission professionally rebuilt is a better option when available.
5. Longer Vehicle Life
If you have a damaged or faulty transmission that isn’t performing exactly as it should, then it will put strain on other powertrain and drivetrain components. Everything from the engine, cooling system, exhaust, differentials, transfer case, axles, wheels and suspension can be negatively affected by a weak transmission. Rebuilding your transmission to run like new again can help protect other vehicle parts and extend the overall lifespan of your car, truck or SUV.
These are just a few long-term benefits of a professional transmission rebuild. To learn more about our transmission rebuild process or to get a no-obligation quote for a full custom transmission rebuilt at Ralph’s Transmission, call us today at 209.526.1909 or schedule your service appointment online.