Wouldn’t it be appreciable if vehicles were actually built to last? Indeed, they aren’t, which means you’re going to have to get used to going to a haul rescue yard to find parts to fix whatever issues your vehicle is facing. Two issues you don’t want to have is an engine or transmission issue. These can cost you a lot of money, to buy brand new or to rebuild.

Therefore many people turn to a junkyard in Sheridan, Wyoming to try and find a used transmission instead. While this is a smart idea financially, you would rather not end up with a terrible unit. It wouldn’t make much sense to dish out cash for a transmission that ends up giving you more and more problems than the one you are replacing.

Before you go to a junkyard, salvage yards or wrecking yard to look for a transmission, use the following tips to ensure you get the best possible used unit you can get your hands on.

Always Check Transmission fluid leak

This is a major concern with most of the transmissions, so make sure you don’t end up purchasing a transmission that has a leak. You should check the transmission fluid levels one add some more and check if any drips out after a while. You don’t need to purchase a transmission that has a leak unless you have the tools and know how to service it.

Examine the Body of the Car

The body of a vehicle can tell the history of the vehicle (except if it’s had body work). The idea is to inspect for signs of damage that resulted from a crash. If you notice the vehicle has had minor body work done, then this isn’t an issue. However, if you notice a lot of body work, then it could mean the car was in a bad accident. If so, then, at that point, it’s conceivable transmission could have been damaged, too.

Accompanying your Car specialist with you

While buying a new car, some mechanics will come with you, so why not bring them along to shop around for a used transmission as well? You can really learn a lot about the condition of  your car transmission before you buy it. Having a professional car expert that you trust can make for a much smoother and easier process.

Always look for the Warranty

The junkyard or salvage yards  from where you have purchased a used transmission will likely have a warranty. Make an inquiry about this to decide if it will suit you and your car. What will determine this is finding out whether the warranty will cover both your parts and labour. Make sure to have everything written down, so that there will be no confusion later on.

Research About the History

Some dealers will have the details about the history of the transmission. Ask to get access to  all these details to see any risk factors. You can also look up the Car Fax details, which will give you the blueprint of where the wheels have been and whether there were any transmission related car accidents.

If you are deciding to sell the car after you put in the new transmission, it’s our suggestion to go for a reputable seller. You can easily get good money for cars in Wyoming.