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Used Transmissions


Jan 14


This is a quick over view on what to know about choosing used transmissions for your vehicle. It will help the novice do-it-yourself type of car owner shed light on some of the intricacies of finding a good reliable transmission. This works for both automatic and manual type transmissions.

Have You Considered Choosing Used Transmissions?

Have you ever had a reliable old car that was ruined because the transmission went out? If so, you may have been shocked by the cost of replacing the old and broken transmission with a new one. If your car was already a few years old, the cost of fixing it could easily exceed the book value of your vehicle. Of course, since the transmission was out, you did not have the option to sell your car for anything close to its book value as a running car.

A broken transmission, engine, or any other expensive engine part may not have to be the end of your vehicle’s useful life. Many smart vehicle owners are choosing used transmissions for their autos, trucks, and vans. This can be a sensible and frugal choice for many reasons.

  • Choosing used will cost much less than buying a new one or paying for transmission repairs. This might be true if you can purchase the part from the manufacturer or buy a cheap after-market replacement.
  • It might be tough to find the right part for some rare and classic vehicles. Your best choice might be to search for a used part that is in good condition.
  • Sometimes a used part is the only sensible choice for a used vehicle because of the cost.

The reason that a vehicle was sent to a junk yard might be because of body or engine damage. It might have absolutely nothing to do with the quality of the transmission.

In fact, some people and even insurers who sell us cars have no idea how much the parts or worth. They just see a non-running car, and they want to get it out of the way so they do not have to pay to store it. We can purchase these vehicles very inexpensively. In turn, we pass our efficient and savvy business model on to our customers. You can save a lot of money by choosing used transmissions, and we can supply them!

How To Select Used Transmissions

Of course, you will need to find the right part for your particular vehicle. It is easy enough to find the right parts by asking a transmission specialist, the vehicle manufacturer, a local dealer, or even searching on the Internet. Of course, you can be sure that our used auto parts experts will be happy to help you. You just tell us what make, model, and year of car you own, and we will tell you which parts we stock that can meet your needs.

You can stop by to take a look at any parts. If you do not live close, gives us a call or send an email. It is even possible that we can send your pictures of parts to browse through email. We want every customer to be satisfied with the selection that we can provide, and you can bet that we will work very hard to meet your needs.

Of course, you will probably prefer to purchase a transmission with the lowest possible miles. This can be a good indicator of the useful life remaining on this critical car part. We have records associated with many of the parts that we stock. Sometimes we can even pull them out of stocked cars. In this case, all we have to do is check the vehicle’s odometer.

If we only know the year that the part was made, we will usually offer you the nearest ones. On average, newer ones will have fewer miles on them than older ones. Of course, this is not always true, and we can also inspect the parts to select the ones that appear to be in the best price.

We have some tips to help you preform a quick visual inspection of any used transmission you might consider buying.

  • Look for cracks and signs of leaks around the seams and seals.
  • Manipulate the shifter linkage on a standard transmission, and this can help you feel any gaps in shifting.

It might actually be easier to find a used transmission for an older car than a newer one. Today’s latest cars work with computers that detect an adjust performance and fuel economy. These newer parts have to match your new car exactly. You might need a mechanic to test your transmission, but we can accommodate this too.

Visit Us For Your Next Transmission

Some people check junk yards for their parts only because they want to save some money. The realize that it hardly makes sense to purchase new parts for many older vehicles.

However, everybody does not buy these parts to save money. These picky individuals own rare and classic cars. It can be tough to find good parts for a rare vehicle at any price. However, a junk yard might be a very good place to search for parts for your classic Mustang, Corvette, or even Edsel!

If we do not have it in stock, we might be able to find it for you. Why not gives us a try with your rare or classic car part request?

Call Us For Transmissions

Using us to find a good used transmission only makes sense. We treat every customer like our best customer, and we have the knowledge and experience to find you the part that you require. Why not give us a call to find your next auto transmission?