You see it all over the internet: “Rebuilt Transmissions, $799 for most cars”, or articles that talk about the high cost of transmission repair. In the articles you’ll read that a reasonable price for rebuilding an automatic transmission might be as high as $1,500. The reality is much different but might lead you to believe you’re getting ripped off if a shop quotes a price much higher than that.
As with any purchase you want to get the best value for your dollar. If you have an older vehicle you might have to consider whether it’s worth investing in the cost of a rebuilt transmission. Perhaps a repair might be a better choice. But if you’re thinking about investing in a quality transmission repair understand that a $1,500 rebuild would be like buying a 50” flat-screen TV for $99; it’s not realistic and the quality just won’t be there.
OK, you like the car you have and you’d like to keep it for awhile but the transmission went out. ATRA can help you understand the cost of rebuilding your transmission. If you’re thinking of trading in your car make sure you check out ATRA’s Fix or Trade Calculator. It’ll help determine whether keeping your car and getting it fixed might be a better choice than replacing it with a new or used car.
You have a lot of choices when it comes to transmission repair. Take a few moments to learn more about the costs before you spend the money.