If your truck transmission needs more than a simple repair, you have a few options available to you. You can replace the transmission with a brand new, factory authorized transmission. This is the most costly option available to you. Your other options are to use a re-manufactured truck transmission or have your transmission rebuilt. Many people do not know what the difference is between these two options and what the benefits of each one are. Here is a bit more information about these two options, including a couple of the key benefits of each truck transmission repair option.
The Benefits of a Rebuilt Truck Transmission
- You Keep Your Own Transmission
When your truck transmission is being rebuilt, your existing transmission is removed from the truck, taken apart, clean and the problematic parts or worn parts or replaced or rebuilt. Ultimately, this means that you are keeping your own transmission. The biggest benefit to this is that you know everything there is to know about your truck's transmission. You know whether it has been maintained, cleaned and how many miles it has gone. You may not know this information about a re-manufactured transmission.
- Generally Costs Less
Another benefit associated with a rebuilt truck transmission is that it generally costs less to have your own transmission rebuilt than it does to buy a re-manufactured one. If you are looking to keep expenses low, this is something to keep in mind.
The Benefits of a Re-Manufactured Truck Transmission
- The Transmission is Ready to Go
When you purchase a re-manufactured transmission, you are getting a transmission that someone else sold that has been repaired and rebuilt. The benefit to buying a re-manufactured truck transmission is that the transmission is ready to go. You don't have to wait for your transmission to be repaired. The re-manufactured one can be dropped in and you can be on the road in less time than you would be if you have yours rebuilt.
- Longer Warranties
The other benefit to a re-manufactured truck transmission is that they tend to have longer warranties than rebuilt transmissions. Often, the transmissions are re-manufactured by the company that produces them or manufactures them. They then offer factory certified warranties. Always check the warranty of the transmission you are considering buying to see if this is the case.
If your truck is showing you signs that the transmission is not working properly, it is important to have it repaired or replaced as quickly as possible. The longer you drive on it, the more substantial the problems become. Take your truck into a repair shop right away if you notice it slipping gears, shifting hard or hear strange sounds when the truck is shifting.