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3 Tips For Buying A Used Transmission

Purchasing a used transmission for your vehicle is a great way to get it up and running again. However, because the transmission has been used before, it is very important that you find one that is still in good condition. Thankfully, there are certain things that you can do to make sure that you are good a good used transmission that is worth your money. Here are three tips for buying a used transmission.

Bring A Mechanic Along With You

A great way to make sure that you are purchasing a used transmission that is still in good condition, and has quite a bit of life left in it, is to bring a car mechanic along with you. They have a much more in-depth knowledge of transmission than you have, and they will be able to let you know if the transmission is good or not. They will likely run some tests on it, as well as inspect it visually for any signs of damage. This can help you feel fully confident in your decision to purchase the used transmission. 

Look At The Condition Of The Car 

A good way to initially check if the used transmission is in good condition is simply to check the condition of the car that it is housed in. If the car is in very poor condition, then this may mean the car, and perhaps the transmission, haven't been probably cared for. On the other hand, if the car is old, but looks to be in good condition and well cared for, then this likely means that the transmission is in good condition as well.

Ask For A History Of The Car 

If you would like to know the history of the transmission that you are looking into purchasing, then you can ask the owner of the vehicle to see the vehicle's history. In this history, it will let you know if the car has ever been in an accident, if the transmission has ever been replaced, and even how often the transmission fluid was changed out. If the used transmission is the original that came in the car, and the transmission fluid was changed out at proper intervals, then you know you are likely getting a good used transmission. 

When it comes to purchasing a used transmission for sale, bring a mechanic along with you to inspect it, pay attention to the condition of the car that it was/is housed in, and ask for a history of the car because this gives you important information about the transmission as well.