Transmission Repair Options For Mercedes Benz
A regular Mercedes Benz transmission service is important to keep your car performing at it’s best. If ignored then a costly transmission service or even replacement will be required and this is a place where you do not want to be without knowing your best options. It is worth pointing out that there are many transmission service and replacement options available and the choice of which will be determined by your car’s age, model and whether it features a manual or automatic transmission system. You will also have to take into account, factors such as cost, quality and time to do a transmission service. With that said, here are the various transmission service and replacement options available:
Contrary to the belief held by many, when you buy a new transmission, you are not getting a brand new one from the factory. Brand new transmissions are never available from anywhere, and they are only used for the production of new cars and trucks. Therefore, every time you buy a “new transmission,” what you will be getting is a transmission that has been remanufactured.
Rebuilt Transmission Service
A rebuilt transmission may also be called overhauled, refurbished or reconditioned transmission. It is one that has been disassembled and inspected, with all the worn, damaged or old parts replaced before it is reassembled according to factory specifications. Some of the components that may be replaced during the reassembly include friction clutches, bands, seals, clutch plates, and gaskets.
When you go for this option, your current transmission will be removed, rebuilt and reinstalled. It is a process usually undertaken by an experienced and tech-savvy mechanic. The main benefit of going this route is that it allows for the installation of new components that will address the common weak points of the previous transmission to avoid failures in the future.
Remanufactured Transmission Service
A remanufactured transmission service is almost similar to the rebuilt transmission with the only difference being that the former is done in the factory while the latter is done in an auto repair shop.
There are principally two approaches that may be employed in remanufacturing. The first approach features a team of skilled experts dealing with specific areas of the repair. For instance, one technician may tear down and inspect the components; another one does the cleaning while the rest do the assembly and restoration. Or, the entire work may be done by a single technician who is experienced in dealing with a specific model of transmission. In the case of Mercedes Benz for example, the entire task would be handled by a Mercedes Benz transmission specialist.
Repaired Transmission Service
For this option, only specific components of the transmission service is either fixed, repaired or replaced. For instance, if there was a failure in the input shaft, it is the only component that will be targeted. Unfortunately, a transmission is a very complicated module so disassembling it and reassembling transmission service could result in more complications. This is an option we would not recommend especially for Mercedes Benz transmission service because they are high-performance cars and a misassembled transmission could result in an accumulated
Used Transmission Service
A used transmission is another available option for those who need Mercedes Benz transmission service. It is relatively affordable compared to a rebuilt transmission, only that they usually come with limited warranty. However, before going for this option, you should know that it can sometimes be a major gamble since you never know what you are purchasing when you buy a used transmission from a junkyard. It might be tempting to save a few dollars, but the long-term implications may turn out to be very costly.
Please visit Sonoma Auto Tech for your next Mercedes Benz transmission service needs and let one of our professionals give you your best options. Make sure to get a $200 Off for a Mercedes Benz transmission replacement service coupon from our website, www.sonomaautotech.com.