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How Much is a Transmission?

If you’ve recently been told that your vehicle needs a new transmission, your first question will likely be, “how much is a transmission?” Depending on the make and model of your car, the transmission cost could be different than what another Birmingham car owner pays. Generally speaking, the average transmission cost is between $1,800 and $3,400 for a brand-new unit. That’s before factoring in the cost of labor (usually between $500 and $1,200), taxes, and any other associated costs. Learn more helpful information about transmissions with Hendrick Chevrolet Hoover, below!

Why is the Transmission So Important?

Feeling a little shocked by the answer to “how much is a transmission?” You’re not alone. It is certainly one of the more expensive components to replace in a vehicle, but rest assured there’s a reason. The transmission is one of your car’s most complex mechanical components. The unit itself is elaborate, and removing the old one to put the new one in place requires a lot of labor and finely-tuned skill from your technician.

If you’re driving an older vehicle around Vestavia Hills, you might come to the conclusion that the transmission cost is not necessarily worth it. Many drivers choose to trade-in their vehicle when it reaches the point of needing a new transmission, rather than investing so much money into an older model. At the end of the day, it all depends on whether you want to keep driving the vehicle you’re in or trade-up for something newer.

How to Keep Your Transmission Going Strong

Should you choose to replace your car’s transmission, you’re going to want to make the most of your investment in the transmission cost. Keep these tips in mind to keep your new transmission in great shape for as long as possible:

  • Check the Transmission Fluid: Monitor your transmission fluid diligently, as depleted or dirty fluid is the most common transmission issue drivers face.
  • Keep Up with Maintenance: Your car’s maintenance schedule will have suggested intervals for transmission maintenance. Familiarize yourself with the intervals and be sure to schedule service when required.
  • Additional Filter in the Cooler Line: The transmission in your car is standard equipped with a filter that keeps out dirt and debris. While this is designed to be sufficient on its own, you do have the option to add a second filter in the cooler line for added protection from contaminants in the fluid.

Hendrick Chevrolet Hoover Can Help with Your Transmission Needs

Are you unsure whether you want to pay the new transmission cost or look into a new vehicle as a cost-effective alternative? Get in touch with our service department for an expert opinion from one of our certified technicians! We can help you determine the most sensible choice to keep you commuting to Bessemer safely.

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