New Transmission or New Car - Exploring ALL The Options
So, you’ve determined your transmission is bad. What next? Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering, OH is here to help.
There are a few things to consider when your transmission goes out. You might feel inclined to just get a new car...but should you? Here are some factors to think about.
Will a transmission solve your problems?
If the transmission is your only major issue, once you replace it you’ll have a car, truck, or SUV that drives like new again. If the vehicle is in poor shape, it might be time to call it quits - otherwise, a transmission replacement is just what you’re looking for.
What is the vehicle worth?
With a bad transmission, your car isn’t worth much - even if you trade it in, you’re mostly looking at taking a loss on the vehicle you currently own. If the car wouldn’t be worth much either way or the repair job costs way more than the vehicle is worth, that might be alright; but if your car is overall still in pretty good shape, replacing the transmission will get it back up to par.
Would you rather keep your vehicle?
At the moment, probably not. Cars with transmission issues are a hassle, and annoying to drive - you might be feeling over it. Remember how it drove when you bought it though, and know that you can get it there again. You’ll have a vehicle that you know the repair/maintenance/reliability history of, and it’ll keep you out of a car payment.
If you need a second opinion on whether you should repair or replace your vehicle, we’ve got you covered. The professional technicians at Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering, OH are here to help.
Thank you for visiting Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering, OH. Count on our automotive repair technicians to keep your car, truck, suv, or van on the roads longer and safer.