How Much is a Transmission to Replace?

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When asking the question, “how much is a transmission,” you’ll find lots of variation in the answer, depending on a variety of factors. The type of vehicle you drive and whether your transmission requires replacement or rebuilding both affect the answer. What’s more, whether you decide to get a remanufactured transmission or new transmission will also have an effect on your bottom-line. That said, transmission replacement ranges between $1,800 and $3,400 for brand-new parts. That’s without labor (which can be between $500 and $1,200), taxes, and other associated fees.

If transmission repair sounds pricey, it is. But that’s because a vehicle’s transmission is such an integral part of its normal everyday operation. Learn more with Allen Samuels CDJR Aransas Pass service center below!

What Does a Car’s Transmission Do?

Without a working transmission, your vehicle won’t be able to drive anywhere around Kingsville. A working transmission is just as important as a fully-functioning engine in the normal operation of a car, truck, or SUV. Why? Car transmissions distribute power among the tires, regardless of the drivetrain used. When you shift gears, the transmission and engine disconnect temporarily to a new drive position. Automatic transmissions do this seamlessly without your input, adjusting the torque distribution in order to promote smoother acceleration when you step on the gas. With manual transmissions, you disengage the transmission from the engine by depressing the clutch.

How to Improve the Useful Life of Your Transmission

Whether you source your next Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram transmission from us or not, you will almost certainly want to get the most for your money when replacing your vehicle’s transmission. To do that, you can follow these helpful tips: 

  • Check Your Transmission Fluid Often: The most common transmission problem results from having either low or dirty transmission fluid. To alleviate this, check your transmission fluid monthly or bring it to the Allen Samuels CDJR Aransas Pass service center. 
  • Schedule Routine Transmission Service: You should get your transmission serviced roughly every 30,000 miles. Schedule service online now at the Allen Samuels CDJR Aransas Pass service center if it’s time for transmission maintenance and repairs! 
  • Add Another Filter to the Cooler Line: Every transmission includes a filter that traps dirt and debris. But adding a second filter into the cooler line can promote further transmission health over the long-run. 

Allen Samuels CDJR Aransas Pass Can Help with Your Transmission Needs

Whether you want to get more information about your transmission cost, or you’re ready to schedule transmission replacement now, all of us here at Allen Samuels CDJR Aransas Pass can help! Still have additional questions? Just contact us today to get a quote, or visit us near Corpus Christi and Port Lavaca. 

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