Should I Replace My Transmission Or Buy Another Car?

Someone had a 2007 Dodge Nitro with 197k miles on it. No rust, engine in great shape, and it is an AWD. The tranny went. Needs replacing. Should it be replaced?

This is a question we all have to face when we own a car. At some point, we will be faced with a major repair, unless we can afford to buy a new car every five years or so before high mileage and wear sets in. We could probably replace a transmission on a car like that for between three and four thousand dollars. Given that, is it worth it?

Right now the used car market is really going crazy. The price you can get for used cars is skyrocketing, as new car inventories are tight. Also, used car loan rates are pretty good right now.

It’s up to each individual, of course, but if your car is in pretty decent shape and you get one major repair, it may be worth making it, especially if you can get a few more years of use out of your vehicle. If your transmission is slipping, or you notice any other issues with your vehicle, come in and see us. If you live in Essex, Burlington, South Burlington, Colchester, Winooski, Williston, Shelburne and anywhere in the State of Vermont be sure to contact Handy‚Äôs Service Center for all your auto repair needs!