How Much is a Transmission?

If you’re having car troubles, you might be wondering, “Just how much is a transmission?” The answer varies depending on your make and model, but in general, you can expect to spend around $1,800 and $3,400 for a new transmission. Don’t forget to add in another $500 to $1,200 in labor costs, as well as taxes and fees, for the complete transmission cost! While these prices might seem intimidating, your transmission is an essential part of your vehicle’s performance and safety. Learn all about your car’s transmission with East Bay MINI Service Center, and don’t forget to check out our current service specials to save even more on that transmission cost when it’s time to replace yours in Pleasanton.

Function of the Transmission

The transmission is just as important as the engine to a vehicle, which is why it’s such a costly component. The transmission takes the power from your engine and distributes it to your tires. As you shift gears, the engine and transmission will disconnect and reconnect in a new position. In an automatic transmission, this process occurs without any driver input needed. In a manual transmission, the driver controls this process via a clutch pedal and gear shift.

Keeping Your Transmission Healthy

You know the purpose of the transmission, now how can you get the longest lifespan out of your components on the Oakland roads? Here are a few tips from our service department:

  • Fluid Checks: The most common transmission issues stem from low or dirty fluid. So check your transmission fluid yourself on a monthly basis or get your fluids checked during your maintenance services for the best results.
  • Routine Service: Every 30,000 miles or so, your transmission will need to be serviced – even if it seems to be in perfect condition. You can even schedule your service online ahead of time!
  • Adding Filters: While you have one transmission filter already installed, you can add a secondary filter to trap even more dirt and debris. This will help keep your transmission fluid cleaner longer.

Get Quality Car Care at East Bay MINI Service Center

You know general transmission cost and care, but how much is a transmission for your vehicle? The team at East Bay MINI Service Center would be happy to help you find a quote for parts and service, so feel free to contact us for more information. We’re located in Pleasanton, near neighboring Livermore, so don’t hesitate to reach out!

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