Scan Their Website
A transmission dealer’s website is their foot in the door in the digital world. The amount of time and care that they put into it is likely to reflect the amount of time and care that they put into their business as a whole. Look for a website that is modern, professionally designed, and easy to navigate. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. It does, however, need to provide a few key things:
- All of the information you need to know about the dealer and their stock of parts
- An easy, intuitive way to contact the dealer for a price quote or questions
- Useful content that helps you make an informed decision without asking for anything in return.
If a dealer’s website has all of the above and they can offer you an affordable transmission, it’s a good sign that you’ll probably have a positive experience with them.
Grade A Parts
The best used parts dealers are the ones who can promise you the highest-quality parts, no ifs, ands, or buts. The only way to guarantee that that’s what you get is by opting for a dealer who only sells Grade-A transmissions. In order for car parts to achieve a Grade A rating, they need to meet a series of high standards, including minimal wear and tear, low mileage, and excellent performance. If you find a dealer who exclusively sells Grade-A parts, it’s a great sign.
Get a Free Estimate
There’s no harm in requesting a free quote. If a dealer has all of the qualities listed above, it’s a sign that you can feel pretty comfortable moving forward to that step. If an affordable transmission dealer doesn’t offer free quotes on parts and expects you to buy them outright, we advise you to look elsewhere. A company should always be willing to be as transparent and informative as possible so that you can protect your best interest. The point of searching for an affordable transmission is being able to make sure you’re getting the best price and the best quality. If a dealer is willing to work with you to provide that, they’re the right company for the job.