Do You Know Your Transmission Repair Options?

When there’s something wrong with your transmission, it is easy to panic. But the term “transmission repair” can mean many different things, some of them much less costly than others. That’s why Performance Auto is here to clear up any misconceptions you might have about transmission repair.

Types of Transmission Repair

Automotive Transmission

  • Rebuilt transmission: This means that the transmission has been taken apart and the damaged parts replaced. Then the transmission repair shop puts the transmission back together. The transmission rebuild is performed to factory specifications.
  • Remanufactured transmission: This is like a transmission rebuild, but it is done in a factory, not in a repair shop.
  • Used transmission: This means that only the faulty transmission component will be replaced with a new part. This is generally a more affordable transmission repair choice, but drivers can expect to enjoy lesser warranty coverage when they go with this option.

Get the Transmission Repair You Need Now

Whatever transmission repair you need, our customer-service driven team is on hand to help you identify your transmission problem and choose the repair option that best meets your needs. We never just recommend the most expensive option at Performance Auto. We always recommend the choice that will be best for our customers.

Transmission Service in Montgomery

Do you think that you’re in need of transmission service? We can help. Our team has years of experience with many different types of transmission issues, meaning we can provide the repair you need. The team at Performance Auto can provide the transmission repair you need to keep your vehicle running right for years to come.

Are you ready to learn about how we can help you get the auto repair you need? Call us today at (334) 245-6600 for more information! Or learn more about our money-saving specials here!

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  1. thanks for the information i just had my chevy 4l80e rebuilt and i think the shop did an ok job but i would not return to them.

  2. Thank you for this information. The transmission for my BMW isn’t working properly and I need to get it repaired. I didn’t realize that I had this many options for repair, so this article was very informative.

  3. I need to look into getting my transmission looked at. My car has been having some serious issues over the last several weeks, and I’m certain that the transmission is just about gone. I’m curious which of those three options is going to work best for me. Is there typically a huge price difference between them?

  4. I definitely know what it’s like to panic when my transmission is broken, just like you said. That happened to me last week, actually. I was pretty nervous about what was going to happen to my car. Luckily, just like you suggested, mine was one of the less costly repairs. That was such a relief. It’s all about seeing a good transmission repair service, just like you said.

  5. How would you know which type of transmission would be best for you? I haven’t had my transmission go out, but I would like to have an idea of what I would need to get if mine ever were to go out. Having your transmission go out is something to panic about and to know the possible solutions can help you stay calm during this stressful situation.

  6. I think I will go with getting a rebuilt transmission next time. In the past I went with a used transmission replacement and it didn’t seem like it lasted for a long time. I may have just gotten a bad part when that happened. To clarify, my car’s current transmission isn’t the used transmission that I was talking about earlier.

  7. I’ve been needing to get some transmission services for my vehicle, and so knowing about these repair options are going to help me out a lot. Then I will not have to worry about how it is that I am going to be able to do these kinds of things. Now I know who it is that can help me out with getting my transmission looked at and taken care of.

  8. This is really useful information Josh, thank you for sharing. It really is easy to panic in a situation that has suddenly become dangerous. The best thing to do, is to remain calm and think rationally. My daughters transmission went out on her the other day and it scared her to death. She called me and was extremely distraught. I was able to talk her down, and we eventually got the car into the shop.

  9. Thanks for the good information on transmission repair, Josh. My Corolla’s gears have been grinding a lot lately whenever I need to up-shift. This is making me think that I’m going to have to get the transmission fixed up eventually. I may just elect to get it rebuilt since it seems like that might be the best financial option.

  10. Although I think it is unfortunate that there will be less warranty with a new transmission, I think that it is the better option. I feel more comfortable replacing the part rather than fixing a broken one. Sometimes that is not always the best case but, in this case I think it is. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. The transmission of my Honda was being repaired but now something is wrong again. I think they did not do it right.

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  14. Thanks for the information. I had no idea that there are multiple ways to fix a transmission. I had assumed that there was only one, go-to way to do it. Now that you mention it, I think I should look into “rebuilt transmission”; do you think that would work for my own car?

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  27. The transmission is one of the parts that you want to make sure is working properly at all times. It’s a part that affects all the other parts and systems in your car. I agree that it’s smart to get transmission repair sooner rather than later. That way, you can prevent any additional problems from happening to your car.

  28. I’ve worried about the transmission in my wife’s car for a year or two now. I’m glad that you pointed out that there are a few different options for fixing it. A good mechanic is always handy to have around. Thanks for the information!

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  31. It is good to know that there are options for repairing your transmission. I didn’t know that transmissions can be re-manufactured. These tips will be helpful if I have any problems in the future!

  32. Hello, and thank you for this article concerning the importance of transmission repairs. There are many reasons why it’s important to have regular transmission check ups, not just when there’s a problem. I think it’s good to take care of your car and to make sure it’s running properly, and the transmission is a very important part of that.

  33. Thanks for the information on different transmission repair options. I don’t have the money for an entirely new transmission. I like the idea of a rebuilt transmission. If a rebuild “is performed to factory specifications,” it should be nearly good as new, right?

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  39. The one thing that I can’t do is work on my own car. The last time that I tried to work on it, I made it worse, thus costing me more money in the long run. This helped though, and I can’t wait to learn more about it.

  40. Great post, Josh! I’m glad that I stumbled upon it because I’ve been thinking about getting a new transmission. I think it’s interesting that there are different types of transmission repairs. I’ll be sure to follow your suggestion by doing my research before picking one. Thanks for the great tips; you’ve been very helpful!

  41. I never knew that I could get my transmission rebuilt or buy a used one. My transmission recently went out, and a new transmission is very pricey. I will need to remember this. Thank you for the information.

  42. I know that it is a good idea to get transmission repairs when it is acting up or is having issues, but I didn’t know that there were so many different types of issues that they could have. For example, I didn’t know about remanufactured transmission repairs. That is really cool that it is ‘like a transmission rebuild, but it is done in a factory, not in a repair shop’ and it works the same way. It all just depends on the type of repairs that it is needing.

  43. I just had transmission repair done for the second time in five years. My vehicle isn’t that old (2005). I am wondering how I can better take care of my transmission so that I don’t need to go in for a repair again. I told my husband that if I have to go in for a third one then I am buying a new car.

  44. I really appreciate this information on transmission repair options. I hadn’t realized until reading this that there were different types of transmissions and that each requires a specific type of repair. It is interesting to me that money can be saved by knowing which option is best for your transmission. Thanks for the information!

  45. I think it would be nice to know how to fix the transmission in a vehicle, but I don’t know if I would ever have the ability to fix it. I think I will just stick to a professional fixing my transmission so I don’t end up ruining it in the end.

  46. Thanks for the tips! I liked your tip for used transmission repair. That seems like a great tip for transmissions that only need a few parts replaced. I’m hoping that I don’t have to replace my transmission because of how expensive it is. It seems like keeping my transmission and replacing only a few parts would help me save a lot of money.

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  49. I didn’t know that there were actually different types of transmission repair. It seems like you really just need to assess your needs to see which one fits best. Mine just went out so I’ll need to get it taken care of. I’ll be sure to look a little more into it. Thanks for sharing.

  50. Thanks for the article here and all of the comments. I have been doing a lot of research lately on automatic transmission repairs and still feel clueless about what to do. I find that a lot of the times going through comment sections though are big helps to those who are in new situations so thank you!

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  56. I didn’t know there were different types of transmission repairs. I think it would be nice to have options. I have to take my car in to get the transmission looked at. I think we might be doing used transmission because I think only a few parts are faulty. I will really know when I take the car in.

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  58. I found it really useful to learn a little bit about transmission parts through your article. My brother and I are working on an old car. We want to rebuild it. We need a transmission so we have been looking up tips and info about it. Thanks for sharing!

  59. Hey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks for the article

  60. I didn’t realize there were so many different ways to have your transmission rebuilt! A friend of mine works in an auto mechanics shop. He loves the tough jobs like fixing a transmission. I’ll have to show him a copy of this post. Thanks for sharing!

  61. It is a smart idea to know what kinds of repairs you can do on your transmission so you don’t end up paying for a new transmission when really you could have gotten it fixed. I think there are times when you need to replace, but it depends on a lot of other factors.

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  67. This was a very helpful article on transmission repairs. I had no idea there were so many different ways to repair a transmission, though each of them makes sense for their own reasons. I have been pretty tired of nodding like an idiot every time I have to take my car to a mechanic, so this will help me know a little bit more than I have in the past, so thanks for writing!

  68. I’m pretty sure that I’ve got transmission issues, so I’m going to have to take it into a shop and wanted to scope out my options before doing that. How much more expensive are the rebuilt and remanufactured repairs (compared to the used option)? And what’re the advantages and disadvantages of rebuilt vs. remanufacture? I’d like to have a warranty on the repair, so I’ll probably go with one of those two, but can’t for the life of me figure out why one would be preferred over the other.

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  70. My mechanic told me that I may need to get my transmission looked at soon. I have always considered myself a handy guy, but I think that I will leave the transmission work to the professionals! Thank you for clearing up the difference between rebuilding and remanufacturing a transmission.

  71. It is good to know the different transmission repair options. It’s true that we tend to overact and think that life is over when we find out our transmission needs repair but this article helped me see things differently. I am happy to know that there are less expensive options and solutions for this important automotive part. Thank you so much for this helpful information.

  72. Great post-Josh! Thank you for explaining the different types of transmission repair. I like how you explained that rebuilt transmission means” that the transmission has been taken apart and the damaged parts replaced. Then the transmission repair shop puts the transmission back together. The transmission rebuild is performed to factory specifications.”. I have never had the need to have my transmission repaired but it is nice to know what options are out there when it comes to repairing my transmission.

  73. I didn’t even realize that buying a used transmission was an option. For me, since cost is my biggest concern, this would be the best option. It sounds like they do replace parts that caused trouble in the past, so I see no reason why I shouldn’t be able to continue using it.

  74. I had an issue with my truck that required a transmission repair so I think this guide will help me to understand the problem better. From what I’ve read here it looks like there’s a few possibilities for transmission repair that may apply to me. I’ll have a pro look into the engine problem to give a better diagnosis than what I’ve done so far. Thanks for the tips.

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  81. Using a rebuilt transmission can be a great way to save money on a replacement transmission. I did that with my last car, and it saved me a ton of money. This is especially true if you have a popular car make and model. This means that there are plenty of gearbox and transmission parts out there for mechanics to order and work with. I’ll keep your tips in mind should it happen with my current car. Thanks.

  82. I think it’s important to make sure that you keep your transmission in tip-top shape. That way you don’t need to worry about it giving out in the middle of nowhere. I would recommend having maintenance performed as often as possible. Thanks for sharing!

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  85. I had no idea that there were a few different options for transmission repair available. I know that my transmission has been giving me issues so I’ll have to see which option is the best. I’ll have to talk to a mechanic and see if a used, rebuilt or remanufactured transmission would be the best for my car. Thanks for the info!

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  91. Recently I have been noticing some problems with my car and possibly its transmission. When I shift it seems to be sticking for way longer than normal. It is an older car and I don’t know if it is a gearbox or transmission issue. I will have to get it looked at.

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  93. I learned a lot about transmission repairs by reading this article. I really like how you explained that getting your transmission repaired when problems occur is vital in order to ensure that your car works properly. I have never had problems with my transmission before but I can imagine how helpful a repair can be in order to ensure that your car runs smoothly.

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  105. Most definitely, go with a rebuilt transmission when the car is worth less the 5K!

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  110. I appreciate this information about the different transmission repair options. It is good to learn that a rebuilt transmission is a transmission that was taken apart and the broken parts were replaced. Something to consider would to have the transmission inspected regularly to ensure that repairs are performed early on.

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  112. Thanks for explaining the different types of transmission repair. I didn’t realize that “transmission” repair can actually mean a few different things. My transmission hasn’t been doing so well, and I think it will need to be replaced. Hopefully, I can find a good mechanic to inspect it and help me understand what exactly needs to be done.

  113. It’s interesting to read about the different types of transmission repair. I had to get some major repairs done on the transmission in my classic Beetle a couple years ago. From your description, I believe we had them rebuild the transmission so that it would be back up to factory specifications.

  114. I think there is an issue with my transmission. I am definitely not a car repair expert, so it’s hard for me to know, but it seems to be making weird noises. As you said, there are various options to transmission repair such as rebuilt, remanufactured, and used. We’ll be sure to consider these options when we take our auto into the shop.

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  118. I feel like kids these days do not know how to work on cars themselves, which is fine. When I was a kid, my dad used to take me out to the garage and teach me a few things about the car’s engine, the pipes, and what is what — I actually enjoyed my time. Granted, this does not mean that I am an expert, but I know a thing or two. I am a bit older now and take my car in to get serviced every so often. Thanks for the updates!

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  120. My transmission has been having problems, and I don’t know what to do. It makes sense that rebuilding it might be the best option! That way it functions with all the same parts, only the bad ones are replaced with new ones!

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  124. My car has been making some strange noises lately. We think that it’s a problem with the transmission, and we want to have it looked at by a professional. I didn’t realize that there were different types of transmission repair such as the more affordable used transmission option. Thanks for sharing!

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  126. The transmission in one of our cars has been giving us some problems lately, and we would like to know how to go about getting it repaired. It’s interesting to learn that we need to make sure that one option in getting this fixed is by having it be taken apart so that the damaged parts are replaced. This is something that we will have to talk to a mechanic about to see if this is something that will work for us.

  127. I’m really glad I learned about rebuilt transmissions from this blog! Those sound like a great way to save money and the environment since you are using parts from already-used transmissions. We’ll have to consider this option and see if we can find a repair shop that could help us do it.

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