An Unexpected Solution
Too many drivers think that there are only two answers to their transmission troubles: invest a ton of money in a new one or be left without a car. Luckily, the reality isn’t nearly as limited as you might think. Finding a high-quality transmission for an affordable price becomes a lot more realistic when you factor in the thousands of lightly used options that are available. If you opt into a used transmission with minimal wear and tear, you’re investing in like-new performance for a fraction of the price you’d be paying for a brand-new piece. All you have to do is find the right piece, and we’re here to tell you how.
Why Used Can Be Just as Good
“Used” does not automatically mean “lower quality.” The key to finding a solid like-new transmission is to look for a piece that has been given a Grade A rating. Grade A is the highest quality rating that a used car part can receive, and it means that the part has met a series of rigorous quality standards. These standards include minimal damage (a total surface area that’s smaller than the size of a credit card’s worth, to be exact). It also means that the part has racked up a total of less than 60,000 miles (or less than 15,000 miles per year). By looking out for these qualities, you’ll be protecting your investment and making sure that you get the most bang for your buck, even at a fraction of the cost.
Protecting Your Investment
Speaking of protecting your investment, always work with a reliable dealer who protects all of the parts they sell under reasonable warranties (which means warranties of at least one year). You can never be too safe when investing in your car, and it’s important to have the time to make sure that the part you purchase is compatible with your car and able to perform at the level that’s expected. By protecting your investment for a year or longer, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you’re covered in case anything goes wrong. This means that you can make it through the holiday season – and beyond – without having to worry about your transmission breaking down anytime soon.