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Reliable Transmission Service

703.5 N Anderson Rd

Rock Hill, SC 2973

(803) 324-3999

Transmission Repair or Replace the Car? - Rock Hill, SC

Reliable Transmission Service Blog

24 September 2013 Bookmark and Share

“Your transmission needs to be repaired.” These are not the words that car owners want to hear when they take their car in for work. Often, when you get the estimate on transmission repairs you may start to panic. Oftentimes, car owners will start to consider replacing their car instead.

Should you just sell your care and start over? Transmission repair can get costly, but what makes it a more viable, economic options over buying a new car? First you need to compare the costs.

Here are your options, fix the car or invest in a new car. Both options will cost money. But you need to consider which will be more expensive. In many scenarios a new car is more expensive in the long run. With transmission repairs, find out if you have an extended warranty or any other program that may help decrease the price. Do you have a loan on your car, and if so, how many more months do you have on it? If you buy a new care, how much do you have to spend, will those payments be larger than your existing payments, and how long will it take to pay off a new car? New cars require a higher level of  car insurance as well, so be sure to figure that expense into the equation.

When considering transmission repair, no regular car mechanic will do. You may have a trusted mechanic, but if they are not an auto transmission specialist, go elsewhere for an estimate and for the actual repairs. All transmission repair and service should be done by ATRA certified technicians. ATRA is the world’s largest trade organization of transmission rebuilders, specialists and suppliers and they warranty transmission work.

While your transmission is being looked at, ask about the potential for future problems. Is everything else in your car in good shape? If so, auto transmission repair is a better, less expensive option in most cases.  

Don't be afraid to ask the transmission technician for their professional opinion. You will get a clear picture of what you can expect out of your car and get an idea about what would be best for you. Take your time and come up with a cost effective solution. Transmission troubles? Before you replace your vehicle contact Reliable Transmission Service for advice.

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