Every transmission repair service we provide at Ralph’s Transmission is backed by our strong warranty program. In addition, most new and refurbished parts may have their own manufacturer’s warranties attached. Our full custom transmission rebuild service is backed by our industry-leading 3 Year, 100,000 Mile Warranty. We stand behind our work and aim to give our customers more peace of mind after the work is complete.
What is a Transmission Rebuild?
Transmission rebuilds are one of our specialties at Ralph’s Transmission. It is a thorough process where our expert transmission rebuilders make sure every single part within the transmission system is working its best. Some transmission repairs only require the replacement of specific failing parts. You may just need a new torque converter, valve or gear. Then, there are many cases when there is more internal damage within the transmission. This is when we might recommend a full custom transmission rebuild where other general auto repair shops may suggest a complete transmission replacement.
What tends to happen inside a transmission is that one damaged part can quickly start to affect other components within the system. A failing torque converter or severe transmission fluid problem can severely impact the health and performance of multiple internal components. You can replace the torque converter now and save some money, but the other problems could continue to get worse. A minor issue now could lead to a major failure in the future.
The Transmission Rebuild Process
With a transmission rebuild, our skilled technicians dismantle the entire transmission piece by piece. Each healthy part is professionally cleaned and carefully reinstalled. Any worn or damaged parts will be replaced with new or quality refurbished components. The transmission is rebuilt from the ground up and then thoroughly tested to make sure it is running like new again. This is how and why we are able to back all transmission rebuilds at Ralph’s Transmission with the 3 Year, 100,000 Mile Warranty. Some other auto shops may send the transmission out to another specialist like us. We do all the work in-house to ensure the best possible results.
Transmission Rebuild vs. Repairs or Replacement
A transmission rebuild is often a better solution compared to a partial fix or simply replacing the transmission. It is much less expensive than a brand new transmission from the original manufacturer. You may be able to find a used or refurbished transmission that won’t cost you as much. However, you are always taking a gamble that it will fit right and work properly with your engine and drivetrain system. Used transmissions come with a lot of risk unless they have been fully inspected and tested. Even professionally refurbished units can have their issues.
Of course, there are some rare cases where the transmission damage is so bad that it cannot be rebuilt. A transmission replacement is sometimes the only course of action. If it can be properly rebuilt, that will typically be the best repair recommendation for long-term performance and dependability. Some advanced CVT transmissions simply cannot be rebuilt and may need to be replaced if the internal damage is severe enough.
If you are concerned about your transmission and want to get an honest repair or rebuild recommendation, call Ralph’s Transmission today at 209.526.1909 or schedule your service appointment online. The initial transmission inspection is always free and our service team will provide you with a detailed inspection report, so you can make the right decisions on how you want to proceed.