Remanufactured Vs Used Transmissions
When it comes to the point when repair is not an option, and you don’t want to invest in a new or used car, it’s time to decide Used, Rebuilt or Remanufactured? Here are your options:
- Get your transmission rebuilt?
- Get a remanufactured transmission?
- Get a used transmission?
All of these options may appeal to you for different reasons.
Let’s go through Pro’s and Con’s, so you can make an informed decision.
Rebuilding transmission involves replacing worn or defective parts or components in your transmission. Sometimes, parts from donor vehicles are used as a replacement.
May save you some money
Replacement parts will create unequal wear
Keep in mind that newer parts working with old parts may create uneven wear and possibly
Create other components to fail.
Warranty on rebuilt transmissions are usually 90 days to 6 months (Is the warranty parts only?)
During transmission remanufacturing process, all worn parts are re-machined or replaced with new OEM parts as opposed to just replacing the ones that don’t work.
Our Top Quality Remanufactured Transmissions include the following:
A remanufactured and improved torque converter is included with every transmission.
To eliminate the possibility of front seal leaks, vibration, and premature bushing wear, all torque converters are tested for leaks, lock-up, concentricity, and balance.
Every fully remanufactured valve body, with complete system correction and recalibration kit, is tested independently.
All wear-prone valves are restored to stringent specifications and vacuum tested to confirm proper function.
Each remanufactured transmission is hot, cold, load, and simulated road tested using our proprietary CARS (Computer-Aided Road Simulation) dynamometer program.
All remanufactured transmissions are backed by the industry's best, no-hassle nationwide warranty.
Saves money vs buying New OEM part
Same warranty as new part (Parts and Labor*)
Problems with original design are addressed and updated
Remanufactured or OEM Replaced parts
Could be slightly higher priced than rebuilt
Please take installation cost into account. If a used transmission doesn't work, replacement labor is not usually covered.
Used transmissions are normally dismantled from the donor’s vehicle. Unfortunately, while purchasing any used part, we have no knowledge of how the donor vehicle was serviced. Just looking at the mileage of a donor’s vehicle, does not give us any idea if it was properly maintained. You may save some money going used, but remember, that the risk of failure is there, so pay attention to the warranty coverage.
Generally, the least expensive option
Unknown wear or maintenance history
1 year or 12000 miles (Parts Only Warranty)