Purchasing a used transmission to replace a broken one is a smart, cost effective way to get a few more years out of an older car that is otherwise mechanically sound.
Your car’s transmission is an essential component that’s main responsibility is to shift gears in your vehicle. Your vehicle can either have an automatic transmission or manual, but either one, is a necessity to operate your vehicle. The transmission requires routine maintenance and a regular infusion of transmission fluid, but sometimes, you run into the problem of needing to replace the whole part entirely. Many drivers run into the question of if they need to spend a lot on a new transmission or if they can get by with purchasing a used transmission. There are many things to look for when looking into purchasing a used transmission that will ensure a quality transmission and get the most out of it. Here is what to look for in a used transmission:
Car Reports and Records
Make and Model
It is imperative that the transmission you put in your car is exactly compatible with the make and model. Sometimes the match does not have to be the exact make, model, and year- but it is best practice to ask the seller or mechanic if the transmission is compatible with your vehicle.
Make sure to ask about warranties and extended warranties options. There will be options for these, and the reseller should know the value and condition of the transmission they are selling to you and provide you with a warranty based on that knowledge