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How Much is a Transmission?

Transmission Costs in Richmond

If the common question of, “how much is a transmission?” is stuck on your mind, Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Buick GMC Richmond can help clear things up. First, keep in mind that the transmission cost you pay for your own vehicle may be higher or lower than what another Henrico car owner pays. The average price range for transmission replacement is between $1,800 and $3,400 for a brand-new component. The additional cost of labor is often between $500 and $1,200, and you should also take taxes and associated fees into account. Learn more about your car’s transmission with our service center, below!

What is the Role of a Transmission?

It may sound oversimplified, but essentially, a working transmission is necessary for your car to move. The transmission carries the balance of power distribution across your tires – regardless of drivetrain type. When you shift gears, the transmission and engine detach to calibrate to the new drive position. An automatic transmission will detect the gear change and respond by adjusting the torque distribution as needed. The result is unhindered acceleration when you press the gas pedal on Glen Allen and Goochland roads.

Get the Most Out of Your Transmission

If you need to pay the transmission cost for a replacement, it only makes sense to take every step possible to ensure your new transmission lasts as long – or longer – than the original. Here are some quick tips that can help prolong your transmission:

  • Check Transmission Fluid Often – Low or dirty transmission fluid can do a number on your transmission. Check the level and the quality of your fluid at least once a month to keep up with it.
  • Don’t Skip Maintenance – Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for transmission service intervals. Typically, a car needs to have the transmission fluid changed every 30,000 – 60,000 miles.
  • Insert a Second Filter to the Cooler Line – The transmission is equipped with a single filter that prevents dirt and debris from entering. This should be sufficient on its own, but it’s also okay to add a second filter in the cooler line to help keep the fluid pure.

Is it Worth Replacing My Transmission?

Having seen what a new transmission costs, it’s probably no surprise that transmission replacement is one of the most expensive repairs a vehicle can require. This begs the question, is it worth replacing your transmission? It depends.

  • If your car is only a few years old and all other components are in excellent shape, it’s probably worth paying the transmission cost to keep your car going the thousands of miles it still has left.
  • If your car is older and the transmission cost outweighs what the car is currently worth, you’d be better off trading in for a new ride. Whether that’s a brand-new vehicle or an affordable pre-owned option, your money will be better invested than if you paid for a transmission replacement in a car on its last leg.

Get a Quote for Your Transmission Cost

Need to schedule a service appointment to have your transmission replaced? If you’d like, you can contact us beforehand to ask “how much is a transmission,” and get a quote for your make and model. Be sure to ask about our service specials while you’re at it!

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