It really stinks when you have to repair a certain part of your vehicle when it breaks. Probably one of the most difficult to repair is the transmission, as there is no other part of the engine that is more complex. The transmission is responsible for shifting gears to quickly change the speed to torque ratio in order to deliver power to your wheels, allowing your car to move.
Finding the symptoms of your car problems can be tricky, but regularly changing your car’s transmission fluid or getting the transmission flushed will mitigate the damage or just get rid of any problems you are having all together. Some of the signs to look for are the transmission slipping in between gears while driving or popping back to neutral. There may be an unusual grinding or clunking nose, so be mindful of that. Your clutch may also be dragging, which means the clutch is staying engaged and causing grinding noises when trying to shift.
If your transmission does begin to fail in some shape or form, or just simply stops working, mechanics will usually recommend a replacement or some amount of repairs. Each type of repair has different procedures and costs associated with it. If problems are caught earlier than later, you will find that the minor repairs are much more budget friendly as they usually do not require complete removal or disassembling or replacement of hard parts.
There are several factors that play into how much your transmission repair could cost. The make or model of the vehicle is very important. If the transmission needs to be replaced or rebuilt, you can expect to pay several thousand for parts and for the skilled labor, while minor repairs and a fluid change can cost less than a couple of hundred dollars.
The extent of the damage also plays into how much the repair will cost. What type of conditions the car has been through can also affect the price, as newer cars that have been well maintained will cost less than those that have been through tougher times.
The driver’s location contributes greatly to the overall cost of the procedure. Areas that have a higher cost of living, higher demand of services, or lower availability of skilled technicians will charger even more for labor costs, which will increase the overall price. Call Grisham’s Transmission Center today for more information at 615-226-2789.