3 Reasons To Choose A Shop Offering A Certified Transmission

by | Jun 4, 2015 | Automotive

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There are many different ways to describe a rebuilt or remanufactured transmission which is warrantied. Many shops call these products a certified transmission, which indicates they are certified to be in like-new operating condition.

Through the process of rebuilding (in-house) or remanufacturing (specialized facility), a used transmission will be completely upgraded, and all damaged or outdated parts replaced. The salvageable parts from the transmission will be cleaned and checked, and then the new parts will be used to make the certified transmission.

Before it leaves the shop or the remanufacturing facility, the certified transmission will be tested to ensure it is operating correctly. Then, depending on the shop you use, the certified transmission can also be warrantied.

Trained and Certified Professionals

A big consideration when buying a certified transmission from a shop is the level of training of their staff. Technicians should be fully certified and experienced in transmission repair, replacement and service work.

Always check the qualifications or memberships of the shop itself. Signs of a professional shop include membership in Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association and the AutomaticTransmission Service Group. Being a Better Business Bureau accredited business is another excellent sign.


Not all mechanics, even those rebuilding a transmission, will offer a warranty. The best shops selling rebuilt or remanufactured certified transmissions will offer a warranty on their work. This can include a full 3 year/100,000 mile warranty, which will certainly provide you with peace of mind.

A warranty is only as good as the conditions. Make sure the warranty is an ATRA nationwide warranty. It is also important to find out how long the company has been in business. The longer the company has been selling transmissions, the more value there is in the warranty and in the business itself.

Ongoing Service

If this is your first time having to purchase a certified transmission, working with a highly regarded transmission shop is a plus. You can make a connection with a repair shop you trust, and talk to them about ongoing service and repair for your transmissions for years to come.

If you aren’t sure of which shops in your area offer a certified transmission, you can use online searches or make a few phone calls and ask questions. Remember, asking about warranty, professional training and certification, and the experience of the business is going to be critical in making the right decision.

Trans Works Transmission LLC offers a large inventory of parts and certified transmissions for import and domestic vehicles. To see more go to www.trannyman.net or visit our Google+ page.

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