When it comes to fixing a transmission, there are a lot of different opinions out there. Many people feel that you can fix the problem easily yourself, while others feel that the only way it can be fixed the right way is by having a professional do the job for you. With that being said there are a few myths about fixing your transmission on your own and transmissions in general that need to be dispelled. Read on below for a few of those myths.
Myth Number One: A damaged Transmission is a Useless Transmission
This is completely wrong and one of the biggest myths out there. Damaged transmissions can often be repaired, according to how extensive the damage is. Even the professionals will keep part of a damaged transmission when doing repairs, so it is entirely possible for you to fix your own damaged transmission as well.
In fact, it is cheaper and better to use as many of the parts from the damaged transmission as you can.
Myth Number Two: Changing the Fluid is All You need to do
If you have a horrible smell or fluid is leaking, then changing the transmission fluid is not going to do you any good at all. It is always better to repair the damage to the transmission than it is to change the fluid and hope that the problem goes away. If you have something wrong with your transmission, then the problem will only get worse until you have to ditch it altogether and buy a new one. It’s best to be safe and not be sorry when it comes to the most expensive part of your car.
Myth Number Three: It’s Always Better to have a Professional do the Job
Another common myth that is entirely untrue. If you are not mechanically inclined at all, then yes, it is probably a good idea to have the professionals at the transmission repair shop do the job for you. However, if you know what you are doing, or are a fast learner, and then you are better off doing it yourself. Not only does that give you control of when the transmission is fixed and ready to go, it is a lot cheaper to do it yourself as well.
Do Your Research
With those three myths out of the way, make sure that if you are repairing your transmission yourself, you do the proper research to ensure that you know what you are doing when you begin. A transmission job is a major undertaking and you don’t want to go into it halfcocked. Do your research, download a manual or two off the Internet and you might just find that you have the knowhow to do these things for yourself in the future after all.
These are just three of the myths about do it yourself transmission repair that need to be dispelled. From it being cheaper to have the professionals do it to damage rendering the transmission useless ignore these myths and you will be fine.