By Ben Silver - June 1, 2016
If you’ve got grinding gears, a slipping transmission, or a vehicle that flat out won’t shift into 1 or more gears, chances are you’ve got a bad transmission. So now you’ve got a decision to make, and most likely you’ll want to consider the financial repercussions of this decision. One very good option for vehicle owners is to replace the problem transmission with a quality used transmission. Some folks are scared of used transmissions, but generally they have the same initial failure rate as a remanufactured transmission at a fraction of the cost. In this blog, we’ll look at what to look for when shopping for a used transmission and also give you some tips on how make sure you get the right used transmission, don’t overspend, and are happy with the end result. Fortunately, used transmissions
3. Get a great warranty - Although a small percentage of used transmissions fail, there is still the chance that this might occur. Installing a used transmission can take many hours and in some cases specialized mechanics that understand those transmissions in depth. Often times the labor to replace a transmission exceeds the cost of the transmission itself. While it’s important to get a good warranty on the used transmission, savvy consumers should consider adding labor protection or extending the warranty to one year with parts and labor coverage. This insurance protects the consumer for a longer period of time and protects them incidence that may occur during installation and the cost replacing a defective transmission a second time
Used transmissions can be a very effective, financially reasonable way to get your vehicle back on the road after a transmission has gone out. Central Auto Parts has been selling used transmissions in Denver and all over the country for nearly 40 years. We’ve earned a reputation that is second to none for quality in the Denver market and we hope you give us an opportunity to serve you when you have issues with your transmission or any other used auto part for your vehicle. Tell your mechanic to give us a call, or order direct, and we’ll deliver the part you need ASAP for free in the Denver Metro Area.
Ben Silver is the CEO of Central Auto Parts and acting President of the Colorado Automotive Recyclers. When he's not "auto blogging" or pushing Central Auto Parts to new heights, he's chasing his young daughter around the house or tying flies for the next great fishing adventure.