What’s the Life Expectancy of a Transmission Rebuild?
Did you know you can rebuild your transmission for $3,000 to $5,0000 instead of replacing it? A transmission rebuild could save you a lot of money. It is also a lot of work, and there are a lot of factors that affect a rebuild.
Paying attention to the quality of work and parts is crucial. The condition of the transmission is also an important variable. If you wonder how long a rebuilt transmission will last, keep reading.
Quality of Parts
If you want your transmission rebuilt to last, you must use quality parts. Taking the cheap way out will only cost you later when the customer returns.
Or maybe they never come back, and you just lost a customer. Spending extra time to ensure all the parts are in the right spot and moving correctly will be beneficial.
Quality of Work
Work quality goes hand in hand with high-quality parts. If your mechanics aren't experienced, they could miss something when repairing.
Even a tiny defect that goes unnoticed could be detrimental. The right equipment is necessary for a quality rebuild. You and your technicians should stay up to date on new methods and be aware of new higher-quality parts coming into play.
The condition of the transmission heavily affects the ability and quality of the rebuild. There are so many tiny parts that could be loose or missing.
Some cracks could go undetected on the rebuild, but the wear and tear will damage the transmission over time. Minor issues turn into significant issues, maybe not immediately, but eventually, they will show themselves.
It is essential that you educate your customers on transmission maintenance. Regular services ensure your work lasts longer and the transmission stays in good working condition. Transmission fluids and filters should be changed on time.
The transmission will be damaged if it overheats. Poor maintenance can cause overheating, but so can your custom's driving style. Driving with a heavy foot or driving a bit reckless can also cause the transmission to get hot.
Installing a transmission cooler may be beneficial if the vehicle is constantly driving up mountains and hills. Carrying or towing large, heavy loads can also have the same effect. Putting unnecessary strain on the transmission won't allow the rebuild to last as long as possible.
How Long Does a Transmission Rebuild Last?
If all the above factors are considered, and the work is done perfectly, a rebuilt transmission can last as long as a brand-new one. However, if even one of the contributing factors is neglected, the transmission's life will significantly decrease. An average rebuild will usually last about 50,000 miles.
A transmission rebuild could be a money saver if done correctly. The work must be excellent, and the customer must take the time to maintain it.
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