How to Save Money:
We try to recommend repair shops more likely to install a remanufactured transmission that you purchase on your own for cost savings. When buying a transmission through a repair shop or dealership, you generally will pay $300 – $800 more.
When buying factory direct, you can save $300 – $800 from what the shop will add as their markup on the transmission. Get a factory direct estimate by text message + email by clicking here.
Note: Before calling, have your 17-digit VIN# number (from the vehicle dash, door or an insurance card, registration or title) handy.
–Do you install transmissions? Can you quote me a price for installation?(Check the guide table below for fair labor prices. Labor costs can differ by area.)
–What is your hourly labor rate?(Typical rates average $75 – $115 per hour) –Can I have the transmission shipped to your shop for install?(If you are purchasing directly from a company selling a remanufactured transmission)
Below is a searchable map of repair shops that may install used or remanufactured transmissions at fair labor prices.
The following are recommended criteria to look for when calling around to find the most fair and reliable local repair shop for transmission installation:
- Has been in business for 2 years or more.
- Has a 4.0 or higher Google Reviews and/or Yelp Reviews rating, with no patterns of 1-star reviews.
- Has a Better Business Bureau “B” or higher rating.
- Is willing to install customer supplied transmissions purchased through reputable suppliers.
- Charges a maximum $95/hour labor rate for initial transmission installation and has a warranty hourly rate that is less than retail for warranty repair work.
- Offers transmission replacement labor using established hourly book times (Mitchell, Alldata, Chilton, Motor, etc).
- Has ability to reflash/reprogram using OEM subscriptions for late model 2006+ vehicles (shop equipped with Snap-On Pass-Through Pro II/III, Drewtech CarDAQ-Plus 2, Drewtech RAP, or similar J2534 device)
- Have a repair shop that does excellent transmission diagnostics and installation and want to be recommended? Visit our For Shops page
Fair Replacement Transmission Cost and Labor by Model
Find your transmission model in the table below for fair prices from reputable suppliers. Also fair labor cost for local installation at a local auto repair shop.
Get a free estimate on a remanufactured transmission factory direct by email.
More Information by Transmission Type
GMFordChryslerOther MakesManual / Standard 4L60E4R75E / 4R75W42RLENissan RE5R05AT56 4L65E4F27EA604 / 41TENissan RE7R01AT45 4L80E4R10046RENissan RE4R01AT10 4T45E4R44E47RENissan CVTAX15 4T405R55E / 5R55N48REMercedes 722.6AX5 4T65E5R55S / 5R55W45RFEMercedes 722.9Jeep NSG370 4T65E-HD5R110W545RFEToyota AB60ETR-3650 4T80E6F3562TEToyota U241ENV5600 5L40E6F5065RFEToyota A750ENV4500 6L806R6068RFEToyota A750FNV3550 6L906R80W5A580 / NAG1Toyota A340FNV3500 6T406R140F4A42-1Toyota A340EG56 6T4510R80F4A42-2Toyota A650EMT82 6L45 / 6L50AX4N / AX4SF4A4B-1Toyota A541E5MT 6T70AWF21F4A4B-4Toyota A246E 6T75ECD4E948HPToyota A245E 8L90FNR5Aisin AS68RCToyota A140E 8L45TF-80SCAisin AS69RCToyota V4A51 9T65GF4A-ELZF 5HP24 9T50JF506EZF 6HP19 10L80A4LDZF 6HP26 Allison 1000C6ZF 8HP70 TH400AODEZF 8HP75 TH350E4ODZF 948HP 700R4AODHonda BYBA Aisin AW55-50SNHonda MZHA Aisin AW55-51Honda MKYA Honda MZJA Honda MT4A Honda SPCA Honda B0YA Honda BZHA Honda B4RA Honda B6VA Honda B7TA Honda B7TA Honda B7WA Honda BVLA Honda B7XA Honda PN3A Honda BAXA Honda P36A Honda BCLA Honda GPPA Honda PGRA Honda BDGA Honda B97A Honda BGHA Honda BMXA Honda BVGA Honda SMMA Honda SP5A Honda MCVA Honda M6HA Honda MDLA Honda MJFA Honda BJFA Honda MJBA Honda MRMA Honda B90A Honda MGFA Honda B5SA Honda MDKA Honda MRVA Honda MDRA Honda BDKA Honda BYFA Honda BB7A
Where to Buy a Used Transmission
Option 1: Buying through a Local Repair Shop
When you go to your local repair shop, they’ll order a used transmission from a local or out-of-state salvage yard, depending on availability.
Pro Tip: If you are having your used transmission installed at a local repair shop, this option is the most recommended way to buy a used transmission.
The major benefit here is that you will typically have some sort of warranty on both the parts and labor through the repair shop if the one they purchased fails.
Option 2: Buying direct through a Salvage Yard
If you are installing a used transmission yourself, the nationwide search engine most commonly used to find a salvage yard transmission by repair shops and insurance companies is www.car-part.com which is connected to almost every salvage yard in the US.
Car-part.com uses the Hollander interchange system for searching the exact used transmission that will interchange with yours.
Pro Tip: Buy From A Salvage Yard That is Within Driving Distance From You When Possible! Always sort by distance and buy in your local area for the matching used transmission to save on the cost of shipping, if the matching unit is available locally. Also, if you have a warranty situation, it is much more difficult to have a warranty claim resolved if you purchase a used transmission from out of state.
Only licensed salvage yards can list auto parts on car-part.com so you can be assured that the companies listed are actual salvage yards.
Option 3: Buying online through a broker or website
Buying a used transmission through a broker / website is not recommended. Most brokers / websites typically use the above www.car-part.com to find you a transmission, then mark up the part by several hundred dollars-charge a brokering fee-and not all online brokers are legitimate or give you the accurate mileage that was on the transmission they are selling. So in the end, you end up paying more for the same thing, at a higher risk of having difficulty if you need a warranty claim.
Pro Tip: Resist the urge to buy a low priced transmission over the Internet that claims low mileage. The risk of a warranty situation is generally not worth any savings of buying a cheap transmission from out of state. You will have little or no recourse if the transmission does not work right. If you prefer to not deal with a salvage yard, buy a used transmission for sale through your local repair shop. Because if you end up having a problem with the transmission (roughly 20-25% chance), buying through your local repair shop will save you the potential headaches of dealing with a third party from out of state who is trying to get a warranty unit from another salvage yard in another state. The repair shop you are buying through typically will already have an established relationship with that salvage yard and will get your situation resolved far easier than through an online broker.
We recommend Street Smart Transmission. Their transmissions carry a 3 year / unlimited miles warranty that covers both parts and labor. Their warranty is nationwide and attached to the VIN so it is transferable with ownership if you decide to sell the vehicle. It also covers both parts and labor for the installation of the replacement transmission.
Finding a Shop to Install the Remanufactured Transmission
If your transmission has failed, you’re going to need a skilled mechanic to replace it. You can find a shop using our shop locator map.
For warranty purposes, you need to find a reliable repair shop. That way, if the replacement transmission doesn’t work properly, the warranty will cover it.
Each step in the remanufacturing process has to be verified by quality control managers before the build can continue. This guarantees uniform, properly functioning transmissions that will exceed the original manufacturer’s specifications. It also allows for a generous warranty that will protect you from transmission repair costs for up to three years.
- Standard coverage: 3 Years / Unlimited Mileage
- Commercial applications: 18 Months / 100,000 Miles
- Warranty is attached to the VIN number and can be transferred if the vehicle is sold
- Coverage is good at any licensed repair shop, anywhere in the United States
- Pays for parts & labor
- Replacement transmission will be shipped immediately upon receipt of a claim
In addition to the exceptional warranty coverage, every transmission is shipped to any business address for free, and core returns are shipped free as well. Between the build quality and the warranty, a our transmissions are literally better than new.
More Information by Make & Model
Model Acura CL Acura MDX Acura TL BMW X5 Buick Enclave Buick Lacrosse Buick Lucerne Buick Rendezvous Buick Rainier Buick Regal Buick Terraza Cadillac CTS Cadillac DTS Cadillac Escalade Cadillac SRX Cadillac STS Cadillac XTS Chevy Avalanche Chevy Blazer Chevy C1500 Chevy C2500 HD Chevy C3500 HD Chevy Camaro Chevy Cavalier Chevy Cobalt Chevy Colorado Chevy Equinox Chevy Express 1500 Chevy Express 2500 Chevy Express 3500 Chevy Express 4500 Chevy HHR Chevy Impala Chevy K1500 Chevy K2500 Suburban Chevy Malibu Chevy Monte Carlo Chevy S10 Chevy Silverado 1500 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Chevy Silverado 3500 HD Chevy SSR Chevy Suburban Chevy Tahoe Chevy Trailblazer Chevy Traverse Chevy Uplander Chevy Venture Chevy W3500 Chevy W4500 Chrysler 200 Chrysler 300 – 300M Chrysler Aspen Chrysler Pacifica Chrysler PT Cruiser Chrysler Sebring Chrysler Town & Country Dodge Avenger Dodge B1500 Dodge B2500 Dodge B3500 Dodge Challenger Dodge Charger Dodge Dakota Dodge Durango Dodge Journey Dodge Magnum Dodge Grand Caravan Dodge Nitro Dodge Ram 1500 Dodge Ram 2500 Dodge Ram 3500 Dodge Sprinter 2500 Dodge Sprinter 3500 Ford Crown Victoria Ford E-150 Ford E-250 Ford E-350 Ford E-450 Ford Edge Ford Escape Ford Excursion Ford Expedition Ford Explorer Ford F150 Ford F250 Ford F350 Ford F450 Ford F550 Ford F53 Motorhome Chassis Ford Five Hundred Ford Flex Ford Focus Ford Freestar Ford Fusion Ford Mustang Ford Police Interceptor Ford Ranger Ford Taurus Ford Thunderbird Ford Windstar GMC Acadia GMC C1500 GMC C2500 GMC C3500 GMC Canyon GMC Envoy GMC G1500 GMC G2500 GMC G3500 GMC K1500 GMC K2500 GMC Savanna 1500 GMC Savanna 2500 GMC Savanna 3500 GMC Sierra 1500 GMC Sierra 2500 HD GMC Sierra 3500 HD GMC Sonoma GMC Suburban GMC Terrain GMC W3500 GMC W4500 GMC Yukon Honda Accord Honda Civic Honda CR-V Honda Fit Honda Odyssey Honda Pilot Honda Ridgeline Hummer H2 Hummer H3 Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Elantra Infiniti G35 Infiniti QX4 Infiniti QX56 Isuzu Ascender Isuzu Axiom Isuzu NPR Isuzu Rodeo Isuzu Trooper Jeep Commander Jeep Grand Cherokee Jeep Liberty Jeep Wrangler Lexus GS300 Lexus GS400 Lexus GX470 Lexus IS300 Lexus LS400 Lexus LS430 Lexus LX470 Lexus RX300 Lincoln Aviator Lincoln LS Lincoln Mark LT Lincoln MKC Lincoln MKS Lincoln MKT Lincoln MKX Lincoln MKZ Lincoln Navigator Lincoln Town Car Lincoln Zephyr Mazda 2 Mazda 3 Mazda 5 Mazda 6 Mazda 626 Mazda CX-7 Mazda CX-9 Mazda Tribute Mercury Grand Marquis Mercury Marauder Mercury Mariner Mercury Milan Mercury Montego Mercury Mountaineer Mercury Sable Mini Cooper Nissan Altima Nissan Armada Nissan Frontier Nissan Maxima Nissan Murano Nissan Pathfinder Nissan Quest Nissan Rogue Nissan Sentra Nissan Titan Nissan Versa Nissan Xterra Pontiac Aztek Pontiac Bonneville Pontiac Firebird Pontiac G5 Pontiac G6 Pontiac G8 Pontiac Grand Am Pontiac Grand Prix Pontiac GTO Pontiac Montana Pontiac Torrent Pontiac Vibe Ram 1500 Ram 2500 Ram 3500 Ram C/V Ram Dakota Saturn Aura Saturn Ion Saturn Outlook Saturn Relay Saturn Vue Toyota 4Runner Toyota Avalon Toyota Camry Toyota Corolla Toyota FJ Cruiser Toyota Highlander Toyota Land Cruiser Toyota Matrix Toyota RAV4 Toyota Sequoia Toyota Sienna Toyota Solara Toyota Tacoma Toyota Tundra Volkswagen Jetta Volkswagen Routan Volvo C30 Volvo C70 Volvo S40 Volvo S60 Volvo S70 Volvo S80 Volvo V40 Volvo V50 Volvo V70 Volvo XC70 Volvo XC90
Sierra Car Care – Northwest Service
(775) 747-1345 1300 W Seventh St Reno, NV 89503
With a long and successful history in the Reno, NV area, Sierra Car Care & Mill Street Tire Centers have fiveconvenient locations to service your vehicle. We are a Full Service auto repair company offering comprehensive services and repairs for all makes and models of vehicles ranging from passenger cars and trucks to RVs to fleet vehicles. Each store specializes in tires from MICHELIN®, BFGoodrich®, Uniroyal® and many other brands. Our tire prices can compete with Costco and the Tire Rack.
Scotty’s Transmissions & RPM Automotive
(775) 359-7676 1510 Glendale Ave Sparks, NV 89431
Scotty’s Transmission & RPM Automotive is Reno and Sparks leading Transmission Repair and Automotive Repair shop in the Reno/Sparks area. All of our technicians are highly trained, certified and ready to service your vehicle! When it comes to Automotive Repair and Transmission Repair it is very important who you choose!
The Auto Hospital
(775) 827-2444 890 Gentry Way Reno, NV 89502
Our personalized auto services keep you up to speed through every stage of the vehicle’s process. Regular maintenance and service of your car is imperative and can make a huge difference down the road in your wallet and safety.
(775) 322-3335 121 Linden St Reno, NV 89502
Nick’s Automotive is Reno’s complete auto service center. Nick’s is locally owned and operated and has been serving the Reno area since 1986. We pride ourselves on offering the highest-quality service to our loyal customers. We do not cut corners. We do not use inferior parts. We will give you honest diagnoses and quick, guaranteed repairs and maintenance. You can trust Nick’s Automotive with your vehicle.
(775) 827-9669 2265 Harvard Way Reno, NV 89502
Levrett Transmission Inc.
(775) 323-6151 832 E 4th St Reno, NV 89512
Established and operated since 1941, Levrett Transmission of Reno, Nevada serves customers throughout Northern Nevada and Northeastern California with complete transmission and complete automotive repair services. Our trained and certified technicians take great pride in providing outstanding customer service and exceptional workmanship you can rely on!
Bravo Transmission Shop – Transmission Repairs Reno
(775) 826-3888 35 Linden St Reno, NV 89502
Your car is one of your largest investments, so let us help you take care of it. Factory-scheduled maintenance can help prolong the life of your auto and prevent high-cost auto repairs. We know how important your car is to you. Bravo Transmission can help you follow your vehicle’s factory-recommended maintenance schedule. We’re committed to the reliability and the safety of your car.
(775) 829-1333 670 E Grove St Reno, NV 89502
Arrow Automotive Transmission Specialists
(775) 827-1999 1995 Vassar St Reno, NV 89502
Arrow Automotive Transmission Specialists is a full-service, NAPA AutoCare Center auto repair shop in Reno, NV. Locally and family owned and operated, our professional team of mechanics have been dedicated to serving our customers the highest quality transmission repair, fleet services and auto repair in Reno that are fast, efficient and affordable!
General Transmission Repair & Gear
(775) 786-5888 2515 Sutro St Reno, NV 89512
General Transmissions takes pride in offering great, quality transmission repair at an affordable price! Tell us what is wrong and get a fast, easy quote online.
Transmission Shops in Nearby Areas
Nevada State Licensing Requirements
Nevada does not require transmission shops in Reno, NV to qualify for a state license, so there is no state standard for competency among transmission repair services. They require only a registration, for which there is no inspection or testing of ability in transmission repair.
Likewise, Nevada has no legal requirement that services for transmission repair in Reno, NV first show proof of liability insurance to reimburse you in the event of any damages that might occur during servicing.