Transmission Repair VS Transmission Replacement

One of the most stressful situations we face as adults is dealing with serious car repairs. It’s never convenient and can be a huge financial burden.  On top of that, there’s also the stress of the unknown before and during the diagnostic process.  Luckily with Metro Transmission and Automotive, our ASE Certified Technicians can accurately diagnose and repair your vehicle while giving you the peace of mind that comes with choosing one of the best repair shops in the business.  Especially when it comes to a large job like transmission repair or replacement.

Is A New Transmission Better Than Repairing The One You Have?

When it’s determined there’s an internal issue with your transmission, you have a choice between repairing the transmission you have or replacing it.  We’ll go through some of the pros and cons of each, so you can make an educated decision on what’s best for you. 

Is A New Transmission Better Than Repairing The One You Have?  

First of all, you have to understand that in most cases a “new” transmission isn’t actually brand new. A very small number of vehicle manufacturers produce new transmissions for used vehicles. Even if your new transmission comes from the factory, it is still likely a remanufactured transmission.  

The second thing to consider is how your vehicle left the assembly line.  The transmission in your vehicle was specifically built for the engine, and they work in perfect harmony together. The transmission in your vehicle is an intricate system of rings and gears that fit together perfectly and operate at high speeds. Each component needs to be in perfect sync with each shift, and no transmission will ever fit as well as the original.

Our experienced and certified technicians at Metro Transmission and Automotive can replace the worn and damaged parts of your transmission, while leaving the working components as the factory built them. This approach can save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars, and in most cases, is the best option for you and your vehicle. Repairing your transmission can also minimize the amount of time your vehicle is out of commission.  Finding a new or remanufactured transmission, ordering it, and waiting for it to ship can sometimes take days or even weeks alone. In most cases, we can have the needed parts in a day or two and can have your car back on the road shortly after.

What if the Transmission Cannot Be Repaired?

In some extreme cases, the damage to your transmission can be too much to consider a rebuild.  Unfortunately, a transmission replacement can also be one of the most expensive services at an auto repair shop.  If it is determined a replacement is needed, our ASE technicians will go over your options and help you come up with a plan of action that works best for your needs and budget. 

So, whether we are fixing the transmission that is in your vehicle or replacing it with a new or remanufactured unit, rest assured Metro Transmission and Automotive will do the job right the first time and get you back on the road as quickly as possible. So, shift to the people you can trust! 

Certified Transmission Repair In San Marcos

We’re conveniently located in San Marcos, CA, and we’re available Monday through Friday to answer any questions you have about transmission repair and replacement. Give us a call today at 760-471-0223, or fill out the online form.  Make sure to ask us about our current transmission rebuild specials!


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