Considerations Before Buying Used Transmission For Sale

by | Jun 4, 2015 | Automotive

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Sometimes it seems car breakdowns and problems only happen when you don’t have a lot of money for repairs. A lack of money can occasionally cause people to do things that may seem cost saving at the time but may, in fact, be a risky proposition. This is certainly the case when buying used transmissions for sale without a warranty.

There are several different places you may find used transmissions for sale. The different locations or sellers may have different levels of risk, but some are definitely more likely to be problematic than others. By carefully considering the pros and cons of each type of purchase you can make your own decision as to how to spend your hard earned cash.

Buying Online

You can look on any type of advertising or auction site online and find hundreds of used transmissions for sale. Some of these are through private owners parting out a car while others are from wreckers or even mechanics.

Some online sellers are highly reputable. For example, legitimate transmission businesses offering remanufactured transmissions with warranties may be a good option. These professionals will be able to answer questions and provide limited warranties for the transmissions they sell.

On the other hand, buying from a private individual or a wrecker has a greater risk. These are typically “as is” sales and the seller makes no promises as to the running condition of the transmission. The person selling the transmission is often not aware if the transmission was running or, in some cases, they may not be sure of the specific type of vehicle. Needless to say, this type of used transmissions for sale is never a bargain at any price.

Online purchases of this type typically require the buyer to cover the cost of shipping as well, which needs to be factored in on top of the cost.

Buying from a Shop

Buying directly from a transmission shop selling remanufactured transmissions is one of the best options. Not only can you actually go in a talk to the sales staff, but they will help you in choosing the right transmission for your vehicle.

In addition to just providing the used transmissions for sale, these professionals can do all the installation work, having your vehicle back on the road much faster than any other option.

If you are looking for a top quality, warrantied used transmissions for sale, see us at Trans Works Transmission LLC. To see our inventory or learn about our services go to or visit our Google+ page.

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