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Can you do your transmission repair yourself? Well, you can try, but do you really want to? It sounds appealing to try and save yourself some money. But there are some pros and cons of trying to do it yourself. Doing anything yourself will typically save you a lot of money. Doing some small maintenance items like flushing the system or replacing a solenoid or seal may be appealing. However, major repairs should probably be left to the professional.
When you do your own transmission repair you work at your own pace and on your own schedule. This can be good and bad. If you are quick to get things done, you may have the repair done before the repair shop could. However, this cuts both ways. If you work all day at a full time job, the last thing you are going to want to do is to come home and get your hands dirty night after night until the project is complete. Many DIY mechanics get a good forty percent of the way into a job just to lose interest and send it off to a professional to finish up.
If you send your vehicle off to the repair shop you know that they will use high quality, new replacement parts for many of the items in the transmission. This is great because new means they will last longer. It also means that they won’t be reusing old parts that may still have use in them. This means that it costs you more to get a repair done but also that you will get new parts. Good or bad, that’s up to you!
Transmission repair involves a lot of expertise, practice and training. This is something that you’re going to want to get done by a professional just because there are so many ways that you can mess it up! You will also need specialty tools to complete the job. Who wants to go out and buy a tool that you know you’re only going to use this one time? What will you do after the project is over? Sell it on ebay? Let it get dusty in your garage. Leave the transmission headache to someone else. Have a professional take care of the repair so you won’t have to worry about how long it will take, your expertise, buying and reusing parts or just having more time to yourself.