Caring for Your Reman Transmission

Care for your Gearhead Remanufactured Transmission

Being stuck on the road because your transmission fails isn’t anyone’s idea of fun.

If you’ve had transmission problems, you should always make sure your mechanic gives your car, truck, or SUV a thorough inspection. Your service professional should provide you with reasons there are issues with your transmission. A number of components in your vehicle may end up damaging it and, if not fixed, might result in the failure of your next transmission.

Make sure your transmission fluid is serviced regularly

Modern engineering advances, like the methods employed to remanufacture Gearhead Engines, now extend transmission service procedures to every 100,000 miles. So make sure your transmission fluid is serviced properly and on time.

When your transmission fluid is changed, make sure a reputable facility, shop, or dealership completes the service. These facilities ensure that the transmission filter (the component that traps dirt and metals in your fluid) and the fluid itself will be changed. Some shops may only “flush” your transmission, which could cause issues later on.

The role of a transmission cooler

Most heavy-duty vehicles and some light duty vehicles are equipped with what is called a transmission cooler. This part makes sure the transmission fluid doesn’t reach high temperatures during heavy driving conditions – like when you’re towing a trailer. And high temperatures can cause transmission fluid to break down and not function like it should.

Transmission cooler lines and the transmission cooler itself could leak. This can cause the vital “lifeblood” of the transmission to fall to dangerous levels and that could cause damage. Cooler issues may cause high-fluid temperature issues because of limited flow though the cooler assembly.

Be aware of conditions and your driving habits

Driving conditions/habits are sometimes some of the easiest ways to extend your transmission’s life.
Driving conditions/habits are sometimes some of the easiest ways to extend your transmission’s life.

  • Make sure all acceleration is done at normal and expected speeds.
  • Avoid abrupt start/stop driving conditions.
  • Don’t overload your vehicle constantly, towing a trailer or accelerating to high speeds. Driving like this all the time (whether it’s a contractors’ truck or someone speeding away from stop sign) can potentially shorten the transmission’s life considerably.

Any abuse can damage transmission fluid, possibly burn out transmission clutches, and in the worst case scenario, cause internal components to break.

Wrapping things up

As you care for your vehicle, take the time to inspect your driveway or garage for possible transmission fluid leaks and ensure your transmission fluid is serviced. By following these guidelines, you’ll make sure it functions properly for many years to come.

As the saying goes…

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

If you have to replace your transmission

In the worst case scenario, something may happen to your transmission and it will need to be replaced. Your first stop should be the Gearhead Engines website where you (or your licensed repair facility) can find the exact remanufactured transmission for your needs. You’ll get a transmission engineered to the latest specifications that ensure your new remanufactured transmission lasts.

Of course, Gearhead Engines stands by our remanufactured transmissions with a nationwide, fully-transferable, 3-year, unlimited mile warranty and offers no-fault protection add-ons that extend that coverage.

So when you consider replacing your transmission, remember to GO with Gearhead Engines and More.


Six Ways to Get the Best Reman Deal

Get the BEST deal on Gearhead remanufactured products

When you’re shopping for a replacement engine, transmission, cylinder heads, etc., it’s important to make sure you’re comparing products “apples to apples.” As you make up your mind, here are six details you won’t want to overlook.

Is it just rebuilt, or is it fully remanufactured?

Reman products are more accurately compared with new.
Rebuilt products are basically products that have had some new parts installed. They still may retain a number of used components, and they’ve had little (if any) machine work done.

On the other hand, remanufactured products are more accurately compared with new – and sometimes better than new. They’re built using all-new components, and they’re machined to current OE specifications or better. Nothing is left untouched.

How complete is a remanufactured build?

Does the engine include things like timing components and gasket sets? Gearhead remanufactured engines do.

Are you getting all the TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) updates?

These updates are improvements to the original design issued by the OE manufacturers. Gearhead remanufactured products include every TSB update.

Have the products been tested? How well?

Every product from Gearhead Engines comes sim-tested to verify proper function and performance.

Do remanufactured products come with warranties? How good are they?

This is important, because warranties can vary hugely between companies. Gearhead remanufactured product warranties are trusted and dependable and range from 12 months to three years with no-fault protection add-ons in some cases. Be sure check out our warranties and feel free to ask if you have additional questions.

What about shipping?

Gearhead Engines charges a low, FLAT shipping fee with every product, and we’ll always pick up the core for return FREE of charge.