Getting a transmission repair can be expensive. The same can be said for having your transmission rebuilt. By far though, the replacement of a transmission is one of the most costly jobs that mechanics do. On average, this can set the customer back anywhere from $1,800 to $3,500 (or sometimes even more). If your motor vehicle has a great deal of damage to it, a rebuild can cost almost as much as a replacement. The higher end transmissions or complete rebuilds will cost the most.
For those looking for basic transmission repair jobs, they can expect to pay in the range of $1,000 to $2,000. If for example, your vehicle is a manual transmission and the clutch needs to be replaced due to mechanical failure, you can expect to be handed a bill for anywhere from $1,000 to $2,000.
If you are like most consumers, the thought of those costs makes you want to cringe and run the other way! To save money you may wish to purchase a used or remanufactured transmission instead of a brand new one, and then find a shop that will put it in for a fraction of the cost of most shops. For some individuals however, this is not possible and they instead must head to the local transmission repair shop in their community to get their automobile fixed.
The amount of money you will be charged to have the transmission on your car or truck repaired depends on several factors. The most important consideration is the kind of repairs it requires and the extent to which they need to be done. In other words, the worse the damage, the more you will pay. A few minor repairs and changing the fluid will cost you in the hundreds, while a complete replacement, when you consider the parts and labor, will cost you into the thousands.
The mechanics at the transmission repair shop will consider the make and model of vehicle that you drive. Cars that are domestic and standard models manufactured in the United States will cost less to fix than will imported vehicles such as Volkswagen, or high-end vehicles, such as BMW or Mercedes.
The condition the automobile is in can affect the final price tag for work that a mechanic performs on your car’s engine. Newer vehicles that have been well maintained will cost less at the shop than their older counterparts that have been through their share of rough times.
If your car is vintage or is very rare, finding parts to replace, repair or rebuild the transmission could be difficult. In this case, the cost to fix this kind of car will increase.
Before you head into a transmission repair facility, you need to know that vehicles that have automatic transmissions cost more to fix than manual transmissions. It helps to be aware of this right from the very beginning.