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||1490||1699||1799||2133|
|4T45E / 4T40E||1370||1440||1499||2644|
|5L40E (Exc. BMW)||1890||2145||2199||3618|
|6T40 / 6T45||2090||2500||2679||2850|
|6T75E / 6T70||2090||2392||2499||2955|
|6L80 / 6L90||2190||2520||2539||2930|
|4R100 / E4OD||1790||1836||1899||3228|
|AX4N / AX4S||1490||1480||1599||2495|
|FNR5 / AWTF-80||1790||2010||2079||2783|
|6F50 / 6F35||2290||2355||2649||3387|
|W5A580 / NAG1||2490||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
Arrowhead Honda | Honda Dealers Phoenix
8380 W Bell Rd
Peoria, AZ 85382
Welcome to Arrowhead Honda, conveniently located in Peoria, AZ! We proudly serve Phoenix, Glendale, Sun City and the entire West Valley Arizona area by providing the best in new Honda models, quality used vehicles, exceptional auto repair and car service, and high end OEM car parts. Here at Arrowhead Honda, we treat each of our customers with care and respect because it’s our mission to provide the best experience in sales and service through a low pressure environment. Because of this, DealerRater has named us “Dealer of the Year” in Arizona in 2012, 2013 and 2015. When the time comes for you to purchase a vehicle or have your own serviced, turn to Arrowhead Honda, a family owned dealership committed to your satisfaction!
S & S Tire & Auto Service Center
11790 N 91st Ave
Peoria, AZ 85345
At S&S Tire Co., we offer a comprehensive line of all types and brands of tires including farm and golf course equipment, lawn and garden, ATV, trailer, commercial and construction equipment. We truly offer tires from wheelbarrows to motor homes and everything in between.
Brakes Plus – Complete Auto Service
8380 W Deer Valley Rd
Peoria, AZ 85382
Twenty-six years later, Brakes Plus has 72 stores across Colorado, Wyoming, Arizona, Texas, Nebraska, and Iowa. As the fastest growing auto service facility, we are continuously opening new stores in each of these regions while maintaining the family values and standards that the company was founded on. Larry now serves as the company’s Chairman, and Larry and Jean’s three sons oversee the majority of business operations; Dean serves as President, Mark is the Vice President of Marketing, and RJ is the Vice President of Sales and Operations. Brakes Plus is and always will be a family owned and operated business, never franchising or sacrificing the relationships Brakes Plus has built.
Fletcher’s Tire & Auto Service
8188 W Deer Valley Rd
Peoria, AZ 85382
At Fletcher’s Tire and Auto Service we offer a huge selection of top selling tires including Michelin® and BFGoodrich® and offer a variety of auto services to enhance your vehicle’s performance. Our friendly service staff will quickly get your vehicle set up with high quality tires to enhance your driving experience at the guaranteed lowest out the door price. Check out our tire catalog to find the perfect tire for your needs – if you don’t see the right tire model or need help making your selection, call our Fast Lane Tire Experts at 877-242-0240 or stop in any of our 35 Arizona locations. We’re always ready to help!
Sun West Transmission
6116 W Northern Av
Glendale, AZ 85301
At Sun West Transmissions and Radiators, we understand how important your vehicle is to you and your family. Which is why we strive to provide the necessary transmission and radiator repairs in a timely fashion in order to get your car (and your life) back on the road as soon as possible. Whether you are in need regular maintenance or something more, you can trust our skilled technicians to properly diagnose and repair your vehicle right the first time. This saves on downtime and cuts out expenses with having to rent vehicles while your car or truck is in the shop.
Champs Auto Repair Service
5190 W Peoria Ave
Glendale, AZ 85302
Our shop is built on integrity, honesty, and quality, so we don’t cut corners with any aspect of our work. Appointments can be scheduled Monday through Saturday, and we aim to provide timely turnaround times so that it’s easy to have your car repaired. To find out more about our auto repair shop in Glendale, contact Champs Auto Repair Service today.
Leroy’s Auto & Truck Care
8882 W Bell Rd
Peoria, AZ 85382
Leroy’s Auto & Truck Care provides quality car care in Peoria, AZ. We are a family owned business delivering honest and professional automotive repair and auto maintenance services to the people of Peoria and surrounding areas. The quality ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified technicians at Leroy’s Auto & Truck Care employ today’s latest automotive technology and are equipped to handle all major and minor repairs on foreign and domestic vehicles.
Tech 1 Auto
8736 W Thunderbird Rd #3,
Peoria, AZ 85381=
Tech 1 Auto first opened in 2003. We are located at 8736 West Thunderbird Rd. #3 in Peoria, AZ. Open Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM, we provide thorough automotive repairs and tire sales to customers from Peoria, AZ, Surprise, AZ, Sun City, AZ, and surrounding areas.
Michael’s Auto Repair
11780 N 91st Ave #5
Peoria, AZ 85345
Michael’s Auto Repair is a family owned and operated car repair business located in Peoria, AZ. We have been Servicing Peoria, Glendale, Phoenix and Surprise area since 2003. We have 24 years’ experience in the automotive field; we work on foreign and domestic vehicles in Arizona. We offer discount special offers such as oil change coupons and other car repair service discounts in AZ. We welcome the opportunity to be your Arizona car repair and oil change service provider for all your car repair needs in Phoenix.
8135 W Grand Ave
Peoria, AZ 85345
Sun Transmission will be here when you need us. Not many transmission shops can make the claim that they’ve been in business over thirty years. The secret to our success is providing friendly service with a team of highly qualified transmission specialists who understand the need to earn your trust each time you step in our door.
Transmission Shops in Nearby Areas
Arizona State Licensing Requirements
Arizona does not require transmission shops in Peoria, AZ 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, Arizona has no legal requirement that services for transmission repair in Peoria, AZ first show proof of liability insurance to reimburse you in the event of any damages that might occur during servicing.