How Much Is a Transmission?

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Your vehicle’s transmission is an essential component that keeps you moving on Fairmont roads, just like your engine. So, how much is a transmission? It varies by vehicle, but transmission costs are typically between $1,800 and $3,400, not including labor.



Fortunately, you can catch the issue early by familiarizing yourself with the early warning signs of a failing transmission, which can help you save hundreds of dollars and prevent severe damage to your vehicle. Learn more below with Dan Cava's Buick GMC, then schedule Buick or GMC transmission service at our service center in Bridgeport.

What Are Early Signs of Transmission Failure?

If you’re asking, “How much is a transmission?” You may have already been noticing some issues with your transmission. If you’re experiencing any of the following during your drives around Morgantown, you should schedule service at Dan Cava's Buick GMC as soon as possible:

  • Your vehicle has trouble or refuses to switch gears
  • You hear noises coming from your vehicle when in neutral (this could also mean you just need new transmission fluid, so you should have your vehicle inspected by our professionals to be sure.)
  • Transmission fluid is leaking from your vehicle
  • The check engine light is on
  • The clutch pedal sticks, vibrates, or feels spongey/loose (also known as “clutch slipping”)
  • You feel a grinding or shaking sensation when switching gears
  • You hear strange noises in your vehicle (humming, whining, clunking, etc.)
  • Your vehicle is unresponsive when you try to switch gears

How to Lengthen the Life of Your Transmission

Transmission costs aren’t cheap, but there are several steps you can take to help extend the lifespan of your car’s transmission: 

  • Schedule Routine Maintenance: Routine maintenance is critical to the longevity of your vehicle. Aim to have your transmission serviced approximately every 30,000 miles. Our technicians will ensure everything is in working order.
  • Keep a Close Eye on the Transmission Fluid: Check your transmission fluid each month to ensure it’s not low or dirty. You can also have your transmission fluid inspected by one of our service professionals in Bridgeport if you don’t want to do it yourself.
  • Get a Second Transmission Filter: Your transmission has a filter that keeps the fluid clean by trapping dirt and debris. Add a second filter in the cooler line to keep your transmission fluid clean for a longer period of time.

Schedule Buick or GMC Transmission Service at Dan Cava's Buick GMC

If you’re noticing problems with your transmission or it has already failed, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment at our service center near Grafton. If you have any additional questions or would like more service tips, feel free to contact us at (304) 931-4650!


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