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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to fix a bad transmission?

The cost of fixing a bad transmission can range from $300 for a very minor repair to $3,500 or more for a replacement.

Unfortunately, transmissions are both vital to a car’s function and expensive to maintain. Generally, a standard transmission should last between 150,000 and 200,000 miles without difficulty. However, some transmissions may break down early due to faulty manufacturing or user error.

In most cases, you can expect to spend $1,000 or more to repair a transmission, and at least $2,000 to replace one.

Is a transmission worth replacing?

In some cases, it may be worthwhile to spend money on a transmission replacement. For instance, if your vehicle is relatively new and valuable, replacing your transmission may be a worthwhile expense.

However, if you have an older vehicle, a transmission replacement may be a waste of money.

Typically, you won’t be able to increase the value of your car significantly even if you spend a lot of money on repairs. Therefore, it may be a better idea to get rid of the car rather than replace the transmission.

Can you sell a car with a bad transmission?

Yes, you can sell a car with a bad transmission. There are no laws against selling a vehicle with mechanical problems.

However, you must be transparent with any buyers about the condition of the vehicle. Make sure to describe the problem with the vehicle, whether it runs or not and whether it is repairable. It is also a good idea to receive and include an estimate for the cost of repairs from a reputable mechanic.

How much is a car with a bad transmission worth?

The value of a car with a bad transmission varies based on its make, model, mileage and more. A two-year old Lexus RX with low mileage and some transmission problems will be worth several thousand dollars, even with a bad transmission. However, a 2004 Toyota Corolla with transmission problems and nearly 200,000 miles may sell for only a few hundred dollars.

The best way to figure out what your vehicle is worth is to get quotes. Contact car sellers, including dealerships, your local junkyard and online car buyers, and ask them what they would pay for your car. That will help you get an idea of what businesses or individuals may consider a fair market value for your car.

Should I sell my car with a bad transmission for parts?

If you know how to take your car apart and have lots of time on your hands, selling it for parts may be a good idea. In some cases, you can make more money off of a vehicle by selling it for parts rather than selling it whole.

However, if you have a bad transmission, selling your car part by part may not be a good use of time. This is because one of the most valuable parts of your car is faulty. Additionally, selling a car part by part can take a lot of time. It may take several months to sell all the parts to your car, depending on what make and model you have and the demand in your area.

Can I trade in a car with a bad transmission?

In some cases, you may be able to trade in a car with a bad transmission. However, this can be difficult. Not all dealerships will accept a car with transmission problems. In some cases, you may need to contact multiple dealerships to find one that will let you trade in your car.

Additionally, there are downsides to trading in your car with transmission problems to a dealership. It’s possible that in some cases, the dealership will offer you the scrap metal value for your car, even if it can be fixed and resold.

Furthermore, by trading your car into a dealership, you are limiting yourself to that dealership’s inventory when you look for a replacement.

Why should I sell my car with a bad transmission to CarBrain?

CarBrain is the market for less-than-perfect cars, including cars with a bad transmission. We specialize in buying damaged and junk cars, and can help you get a fair market offer for your vehicle fast.

It takes less than 90 seconds to get an offer from CarBrain. If you include photos of your car and a VIN, your offer is guaranteed. Our offers always include FREE towing and FREE title transfer, so you never have to worry about hidden fees.

How To Sell A Damaged Car To CarBrain

Selling a damaged car to CarBrain is easy. To get started, all you have to do is:

  • Click “get an offer”
  • Fill out your car’s information
  • Get your quote!

To get a guaranteed offer, include photos and your VIN. That helps us determine the best price for your damaged vehicle.

If you like our quote, we can help you schedule a FREE pickup in under 48 business hours. If you’re not ready to sell, you have time to think it over. Our offers are guaranteed for seven days.

Scheduling a pickup with CarBrain is easy. You can do it by phone, by text or by email. We can help you get the process done at your speed.

Why wait? Contact CarBrain and get started today.

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