If you are new to driving an automatic transmission you probably have many questions about how to safely operate the vehicle. One question that gets commonly asked is about slipping transmissions. If you have purchased or given an older automatic vehicle that is over 175,000 miles, you may eventually run into the issue of a slipping transmission. It can cost a bit of money to fix the problem, and if you are in a bind, you may be looking for alternative solutions than to completely replace it.
The first think you should no is the answer is no, you should not drive a vehicle with a slipping transmission, especially if you are inexperienced in driving automatic transmission vehicles. You may have heard of people driving vehicles with slipping transmissions, but it’s not the smartest thing to do. Imagine taking a left turn across a lane of opposite traffic. What if your transmission decided to give out right there with a larger vehicle approaching that doesn’t have enough time to stop fully? That’s a scary situation to be in.
Other Solutions for Slipping Transmissions
It is perfectly understandable if you are worried about the cost of replacing a transmission with a new one. Depending on the make or model of your vehicle, it can be a costly expense. However, there are other solutions that can keep you on the road at a fraction of the price.
If you can find a reputable car junk yard, you may be in luck. Many junk yards keep a detailed log of where they get their parts from and the quality of the part they have in stock. If you can find the type of transmission your vehicle takes you can purchase it and have it replaced at a fraction of the cost to install a completely new transmission.
This is a great way to keep your vehicle going for a few more years while you save the necessary funds to purchase a newer vehicle.
If you need help with the installation of a new or used transmission, contact Everett Transmission today.