A good repair shop that can diagnose and install a replacement transmission can be hard to find – especially on short notice. We can help you find a shop that does quality transmission diagnostics and installation for a fair price.
We also include a guide for fair prices for both replacement transmissions and installation labor for the most common transmission models.
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.
Questions to ask when calling local repair shops:
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)
Transmission Installation Shop Locator:
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Reliable Repair Shop Criteria:
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.
Remanufactured Transmission Pricing – Links to Supplier Transmission Prices
|Transmission||Street Smart Transmission||Autozone||Advance Auto Parts||Dealer Retail|
|4L60E / 4L65E||1671||1699||1799||2133|
|4T45E / 4T40E||1811||1440||1499||2644|
|5L40E (Exc. BMW)||2122||2145||2199||3618|
|6T40 / 6T45||1990||2500||2679||2850|
|6T75E / 6T70||1990||2392||2499||2955|
|6L80 / 6L90||2247||2520||2539||2930|
|4R100 / E4OD||1775||1836||1899||3228|
|AX4N / AX4S||1787||1480||1599||2495|
|FNR5 / AWTF-80||2040||2010||2079||2783|
|6F50 / 6F35||2295||2355||2649||3387|
|W5A580 / NAG1||2487||4510||3098||n/a|
More Information by Transmission Type
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.
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.
Watch the Remanufacturing Process
How it Works
Finding a Shop to Install the Remanufactured Transmission
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
Collinsworth Auto Repair
311 N Glenbrook Dr
Garland, TX 75040
Welcome to Collinsworth Auto Repair – A place to call home for all your car repair needs! We are ASE Master Certified Technicians with over 35 years experience in automotive repairs. We perform general maintenance as well as major and minor repairs on both foreign and domestic vehicles.
North Dallas Imports
4250 Forest Ln
Garland, TX 75042
We are your one stop repair shop for your imported cars including Honda, Acura, Toyota, Lexus, Land Rover, BMW, and Mercedes Benz. We only use new and high quality parts, as this ensures a long lasting repair.
2141 Interstate 35 Frontage Rd
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Garland Transmissions is a family owned business that has served New Braunfels and the surrounding areas for more than 35 years. Meet our team members, from left to right; Brett Karulak, Bruce Huck, Steve Spicer, Rick Steadman, Craig Murphy, Lupe Murphy, Bob Jackson, and Armando Limon.
Heartland Car Care
315 Main St ste 101
Garland, TX 75040
Heartland Car Care is a local, owner-operated auto repair shop in Garland. With years of experience in fleet auto service, auto repair and maintenance, we have the skills and integrity to provide you with affordable and dependable auto care.
Elite Auto Center & Tire – Brake Repair Garland
201 S 1st St
Garland, TX 75040
Based in Garland, TX, Elite Auto Center & Tire is the company that can handle anything, from auto tire repair or brake repair to the inspection of your auto. Hire us, and you will rely on a group of experienced mechanics who know how to take care of your auto! Our rates are competitive, and we also offer discounts for senior citizens and lawn enforcement. Call us today to find out more about our rates and terms! Anytime you are looking for brake repair, just pick up the phone and call our auto repair shop at (972) 272-0005.
Eagle Transmission Repair Shop Richardson
1821 N Jupiter Rd
Richardson, TX 75081
Welcome to Eagle Transmission Shop Richardson TX. We are one of the most respected transmission shops in Dallas, service transmission in RichardsonTX and surrounding areas. Companies in the Richardson and surrounding areas and have been serving the local area with superior service for over two decades Serving (Richardson, Dallas, Plano, Garland, Allen, Wylie, Sacshe). We offer transmission repairs, auto repairs and fleet services, as well as other special services for foreign and domestic vehicles and pick up truck
City Garage Auto Repair & Oil Change #2
6246 N Jupiter Rd
Garland, TX 75044
At City Garage auto repair Garland TX we are much more than just a place to get anoil change Garland TX, or brake repair Garland TX, or even transmission repair Garland TX. We are an auto repair shop you can trust your car or truck to for any repairs or maintenance you might need and a place that you know is going to treat you right and give you a fair deal every time.
Rusty’s Automatic Transmission
3141 Saturn Rd
Garland, TX 75041
Welcome to Rusty’s Transmission Service website. We understand your anxiety with getting your transmission repaired fast. As a leader in the transmission repair service industry in Garland, Texas, you can rest assured that you will be provided with the highest quality repair service.
448 S Plano Rd
Garland, TX 75042
Eagle Transmission of Garland is a family-owned business that has provided quality service for over 20 years and dedicated to treating all of our customers with the respect and quality service that they deserve. We treat all of our customers automobiles as if they were our own and ensure that all transmission problem repairs and rebuilds meet and exceed all manufacturer’s specifications.
A-1 United Transmissions
2201 W Kingsley Rd
Garland, TX 75041
The Transmission Shop
1403 Forest Ln
Garland, TX 75042
At The Transmission Shop, we provide expert and reliable inspection, diagnoses, removal and/or repair of your transmission. We specialize in ALL transmission repair and replacements, regardless of the age, make or model of your car. Whether your car is foreign or domestic, automatic or manual, we have the expertise, experience and training to get your transmission running again at peak performance. We offer a 3 years or 36,000 miles warranty on automatic transmissions.
Transmission Shops in Nearby Areas
- Cedar Park
- Corpus Christi
- Dallas County
- El Paso
- Fort Worth
- Grand Prairie
- Round Rock
- San Antonio
- Sugar Land
- The Woodlands
Texas State Licensing Requirements
Texas does not require transmission shops in Garland, TX 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, Texas has no legal requirement that services for transmission repair in Garland, TX first show proof of liability insurance to reimburse you in the event of any damages that might occur during servicing.