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
Plano Automatic Transmission
901 E Plano Pkwy Ste 121
Plano, TX 75074
4050 W 15th St
Plano, TX 75093
We are Not Franchise Owned with Large Overheads therefore we pass on those savings to you. No Up sales like most Express Lube centers, No unnecessary repair recommendations like big franchises, No Games, No Gimmicks
900 E Plano Pkwy
Plano, TX 75074
At Accel Motorwerks, we understand the art and science behind BMW repair and services and have been perfecting it for over ten years. With our expert master technicians, state of the art equipment and low overhead, we are able to provide an unrivaled BMW service experience in the Dallas Ft. Worth metroplex.
8620 Ohio Dr
Plano, TX 75024
Whether your car window needs to be replaced or repaired, you can trust that our fully trained and certified technicians will help your vehicle get back on the road safely and quickly. Brakes Plus Auto Glass is your one-stop-shop for all of your auto glass needs in the Denver Metro: 303-745-8400 and Colorado Springs: 719-203-7080
221 Coit Rd
Plano, TX 75075
If your vehicle needs to be taken to an auto repair shop for some work, the professionals at Eurosport Automotive would like to hear from you. We’ve developed a reputation in the Plano area for knowing what to do with difficult jobs on import cars, trucks, and SUVs. Our technicians are highly experienced and ASE-certified, and our business is locally owned and operated.
Driver’s Edge Auto Repair
6020 W Park Blvd
Plano, TX 75093
Driver’s Edge is one of the few remaining a full-service West Plano auto repair facilities in the area. Driver’s Edge has continually grown and improved to better serve our Clients. Our desire is to cultivate a continued relationship with you , your family, and your friends, meeting all your vehicles needs.We desire to produce more than just a satisfied customer we desire to produce loyal Clients who cannot imagine a world without Driver’s Edge.
Tidwell Auto Service
3283 Independence Pkwy
Plano, TX 75075
We Love to Work on Cars. Our ASE trained technicians love to repair cars correctly and efficiently to help ensure you have the best experience possible.
City Garage Auto Repair & Oil Change #1
6301 Independence Pkwy
Plano, TX 75023
City Garage opened its doors at our very first location in Plano in 1993. Since then, we have grown to serve 14 locations throughout the Metroplex, but we still remember where we got our start. We still offer a full range of services at our auto repair Plano TX location. Looking for an oil change Plano TX at an affordable price? How aboutbrake repair Plano TX? Or transmission repair Plano TX? We’ve got you covered on all of these and much more.
Plano Auto Transmission
901 E Plano Pkwy # 121
Plano, TX 75074
Come and see for yourself. When you bring your car to us for maintenance or repair, we’ll treat you with respect and dignity. We won’t worry you with unnecessary expenses.
Eagle Transmission & Repair Shop E. Plano
901 K Ave
Plano, TX 75074
We are a locally owned and operated business providing Quality transmission & general auto repair service since 1982. Our team of transmission and general auto repair experts are “The One to Trust”for all of your transmission repair, rebuild or service needs.
1209 Coit Rd
Plano, TX 75075
Our proven track record in service and customer satisfaction are a big contributors to our success in being the number one choice for Plano transmission repair service. These are the reason that we have such a high percentage of repeat and referral business. We service both DOMESTIC & IMPORTS including Porsches, Mercedes, Volvos, BMW’s, and much more!
The Transmission Shop
1508 N Central Expy
Plano, TX 75074
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 Plano, 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 Plano, TX first show proof of liability insurance to reimburse you in the event of any damages that might occur during servicing.