Remanufactured Transmissions | Certified Transmission Warranty
Need a remanufactured transmission in Houston, Katy, Montgomery, or Kingwood? Welcome to My Transmission Experts, you’ve come to the right place. Installing a remanufactured transmission is one of the smartest financial choices you can make when your transmission goes out. Other options, like rebuilding your vehicle’s transmission or installing a new one from the manufacturer are much more expensive with minimum benefits in return.
Why Install a Remanufactured Transmission?
A remanufactured transmission typically comes with at least a 2-year warranty, while some even come with a three-year warranty and replacement guarantee. These are the remanufactured transmission models we recommend for clients.
What are the Best Remanufactured Transmission Brands & Models?
Some of the most popular transmission remanufacture models include:
- Transmission Remanufacturing Company (TRC)
- Certified Transmission
- Transtar Industries
- ETE Reman
Benefits of a Remanufactured Tranny
There are many benefits of choosing a remanufactured transmission instead of rebuilding your broken one or buying a new unit. Remanufactured transmission warranties typically cover the unit for 2 to 4 years. You can expect a rebuilt transmission to last on average three to four years and if you purchase a good quality transmission with a warranty, it becomes apparent why a remanufactured tranny is such an attractive choice for many vehicle owners.
Remanufactured Transmission Cost
The cost of a civilian remanufactured transmission complete with a warranty is between $1500 and $3500 depending on the make and model. The amount you should expect to pay for labor to install the certified remanufactured transmission also varies depending on the make, model, and ease with which the transmission can be accessed, but should generally stay within the $600 to $3500 range.
Schedule a Remanufactured Transmission Install Today
Contact us to request an appointment to have a certified remanufactured transmission installed in your vehicle so you can get back out on the road. We have local transmission shops across the greater Houston area including Northwest Houston on Jones Rd, West Houston on Highway 6 North at West Little York; Katy at Mason and Kingsland Blvd; Porter just outside Kingwood; and Montgomery, Texas.
Remanufactured Transmission Questions Answered
My Transmission Went Out. Should I fix my transmission or get a new car?
If you have the money to get the transmission fixed or you can arrange financing to work out a payment plan yes, it is worth fixing your existing vehicle’s transmission instead of replacing it. A non-working automobile will sell for much less than one that is drivable, so even if you decide to sell down the road it would be worth the investment in most cases. But not all. Let’s dive deeper.
Vehicle Value vs. Cost to Install Remanufactured Transmission
A general rule of thumb to gauge whether to fix your transmission is to find out how much repairing it will cost and compare it to the value of your vehicle. If fixing your vehicle will cost more than half of its current market value then it is probably best to let it go and get a new vehicle. But this is not always the case. Let’s look at some other important factors and variables that might help you make the best decision.
If you’ve had the vehicle for several years, it’s in otherwise good shape, you want to keep it, and you’ve followed the manufacturer’s service and maintenance schedule properly then keeping it might be the right option for you. There are many affordable options that don’t include expensive transmission repairs and rebuilds.
Let’s look at some of the other factors to consider so you can make an informed decision and get back on the road. This is Houston after all. You can’t live without a working vehicle in this town.
Should I Take it to the Junkyard or Keep it to Save Money?
If you haven’t maintained your vehicle well, it’s worth less than $5,000, and other components are wearing down or in need of replacement then the best choice might be to finance a new vehicle.
If everything about this scenario describes your current situation, but you are not in a place financially to take on car payments you have other options. And it might be the most affordable and practical option too; installing a certified remanufactured transmission.
How Long is a Remanufactured Transmission Warranty?
The top certified remanufactured transmission warranties cover replacement for 3 to 4 years, so opting to install one of these rather than having your mechanic rebuild your transmission is less of a gamble and a smarter investment.
For example, the extremely popular remanufactured transmissions from Jasper “for passenger cars and trucks receive 3 year/100,000 mile warts and labor coverage”. (1)
Eaton claims to have “the industry’s best warranty – 2 years for linehaul and vocational applications”. (2) They also claim “Eaton’s Fuller Remanufactured Transmission is second only to a new transmission”. (2)
Options to Fix
- Swap it Out with a Certified Remanufactured Transmission with Warranty
- Hire an Experienced Transmission Mechanic to Rebuild It
- Buy a Used One from a Junkyard (risky option)
- Install a New Transmission (most expensive option)
Pros and Cons of Buying New or Installing a Remanufactured Tranny
Thousands of people find themselves in this unfortunate situation every year, weighing the pros and cons of repairing a broken down car or saving that money to put a down payment on a new one. It may be tempting to use that money you saved up on a down payment but you have to think big picture – monthly payments for years.
If your current car is paid off and you are not used to making monthly payments on a car note a sudden increase in your monthly budget could mean lifestyle changes. You should look at your income and budget to decide whether the changes are worth purchasing a brand new vehicle.
If you buy a new car it will lose more than 20% of its value in the first year. Lucky for you your vehicle has already taken this early reduction in value.
Ready to Call a Transmission Specialist? Call My Transmission Experts
Deciding whether fixing your transmission in your car, truck, or SUV is tough. If you find yourself in this situation and decide to fix your vehicle, contact My Transmission Experts. We have local transmission shops across the greater Houston area and have served the community since 1989. Our friendly, experienced transmission mechanics can help you decide whether to repair your transmission, install a new stock replacement, or swap it with a remanufactured transmission under warranty.
- “The Jasper Process: Transmissions”, retrieved August 20, 2020 from jasperengines.com. Excerpt from https://www.jasperengines.com/jasper-process-transmissions#:~:text=Every%20JASPER%20remanufactured%20transmission%20is,warranty%20information%20are%20also%20available.
- “Genuine Factory Remanufactured Transmissions,” retrieved August 20, 2020 from eaton.com. Excerpt from https://www.eaton.com/rr/Aftermarket/transmissions/genuine-reman/index.htm
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