REBUILDING TRANSMISSIONS FOR OVER 20 YEARS
The transmission of a vehicle consists of many different parts including gears, hydraulics, computer sensors, controls and more. It’s not a single mechanism. To rebuild a transmission requires disassembly of all the transmission’s components, figuring out exactly which parts are causing the trouble, repairing or replacing the bad parts, and putting everything back together again. You need to understand the function of different transmission parts before you take the transmission out of the vehicle and attack it.
Without a properly functioning transmission, your car will not leave your garage. You would be unable to switch gears, apply the brakes, or put your car in reverse. If your transmission goes out, it must be rebuilt or replaced in order to operate properly.
There are many who try to avoid rebuilding their transmission in order to save the expense. However, a Band-Aid fix will only delay the inevitable, an overhaul. It is economically wise to rebuild the transmission early on, rather than continue to repair. Driving across Houston freeways with a temporary patch on such an important part of your vehicle is dangerous and could leave you stranded.
Rebuilding a transmission is not easy. Your options are to 1) call a mechanic 2) visit a credible auto shop or 3) attempt to do it yourself with a couple of knowledgeable friends using a transmission rebuild kit.
USING TRANSMISSION KITS
You can rebuild your transmission using one of many rebuilding kits. Each are created specifically for a layman’s use and include instruction manuals as well as the tools necessary.
Please do keep in mind, however, that even though a transmission rebuild kit has an instruction manual, understanding the manual and performing the rebuild are extremely difficult without prior knowledge of a transmission and the tools needed to work on it. It is important that you are cautious when rebuilding your car’s transmission. In other words, you should be careful when buying the kit as well as using the kit.
There are a number of transmission system kits available and some claim to have the necessary tools needed. However, there are those that don’t have the right parts or don’t have an appropriate instruction manual to guide you through the rebuilding process. Therefore, you must look for three things: 1) the kit should be compatible with your car’s transmission system. You can easily check the transmission system in your in order to purchase the appropriate transmission kit. The kit should include an instruction manual that describes each step of rebuilding a transmission in detail using common words in order to avoid difficulties. And, the manufacturer should have a good reputation with a satisfied clientele.
Safety has to be a priority while rebuilding transmissions due to the many components. Transmissions use special fluid to lubricate their components and this fluid must be drained and replaced during both the disassembly and assembly. It’s imperative you know the proper way to dispose of this fluid, and wear goggles and gloves. Do not attempt to lift the transmission alone. Have someone assist you in lifting the transmission in and out and be careful of parts that appear corroded by rust or other substances.
FINDING A GOOD REPAIR SHOP
If you are skeptical about doing it yourself, you will need to find a reputable auto shop with properly skilled mechanics to rebuild your transmission. Due to the complexity of the rebuild, you need to select your auto shop carefully.
Ask friends, family and colleagues who they would recommend for transmission rebuilds in Houston, Kingwood or Katy, Texas. You should also search online to verify the workshop’s reliability and standing with the BBB. Credibility, honesty, and quality of service are the key ingredients to a quality rebuilt transmission. Call My Transmission Experts today to schedule a free estimate to replace or rebuild your transmission.