Buyer Beware: Understanding The Risks Of Used Transmissions For Sale

by | Jul 4, 2015 | Automotive

For those vehicle owners doing their own repairs, transmissions can be a challenge. In most cases, it is highly recommended to get a transmission shop involved, especially if you are going to have to start looking for used transmissions for sale.

If you are on the lookout for used transmissions for sale for your vehicle, there are several important factors to keep in mind. First and foremost, it is essential to understand if there is a possibility to rebuild your existing transmissions to save you the hassle of having to try to replace it with a remanufactured transmission.

With today’s vehicles, working with a rebuilt transmission instead of looking for used transmissions for sale and putting that in the vehicle will help your repair. There are a lot of reasons to choose a rebuilt or remanufactured transmission while staying away from used transmissions for sale from a wrecker or company offering used parts.

Rebuilt or Remanufactured

Virtually all transmissions on the market today are going to be used. It may be the used transmission from your vehicle that is taken apart, fixed and put back together, and then replaced. These will typically offer a limited warranty based on what the shop offers.

A remanufactured transmission has been taken out of a vehicle, sent to a special service which has taken the transmission apart, cleaned it, fixed all parts, replaced and upgraded systems within the transmission to current standards, and then put it back together.

When you purchase this type of used transmissions for sale, you are getting a like-new transmission. It will have all the features of a new transmission for your vehicle, and it is typically remanufactured by specialists working exclusively on your make of vehicle. It will also have a significant warranty, up to 3 years or 100,000 miles.

A True Used Transmission

When you see used transmissions for sale from a wrecker or a used part company you are getting a working transmission pulled from a vehicle. These are sold “as is” and, while they may be been tested to run, there is no warranty once you make the purchase. There is also no history on the transmission, and you will have no idea how many miles it is been in operation.

Two of the three options for used transmissions for sale are good investments. Rebuilt and remanufactured transmissions are a good choice and have warranties to back up that claim. Wrecker or part company transmissions are really a buyer beware option, and often not that much of a price saving for the risks you are taking.

For warrantied, dependable used transmissions for sale see us at Trans Works Transmission LLC. We provide a 3 year/100,000 mile on our rebuilt and remanufactured transmissions. See us online at You can follow them on Google+.

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