With the advent of new technologies, and engineering techniques automobiles and cars have come a long way from their way of development. The modern cars are mostly suited with transmission box which is also referred to as the gear box in colloquial language and we always get a bit confused with how all these things work, and what should we do when we want to repair these confusing systems, and how much money should we be looking when you are going to a shop for enquiring about these services.
- What is a Transmission?
Transmission is a machine that is more explained and studied by people who have their majors in mechanics or mechanical engineering. This study falls under the power transmission systems, and it is a method by which power is provided in a controlled and systemic way to a required part of a machine for some desired output to meet the need and demand of the user. Simply they are also referred to as gear box, as said, since gears or gear trains are used for the conversion of mechanical energy from the rotating parts of a machine to power that is electrical energy in broader sense.
In motor vehicles and automobiles, the transmission box is generally connected to the engine of the machine which is referred as the crank shaft through a wheel or a clutch, since the modern automobiles are so suited that they cannot run without internal combustion of fuels, which can be achieved only when the machine is moving at a particular speed, below which the machine cannot work efficiently. It has often been observed that in most of the modern cars, the most efficient drive range is between forty-five to fifty kilometer per hour or about twenty-eight to thirty-one miles per hour. with this mileage of a normal every day auto mobiles, this is the most effective and efficient range where the fuel consumption is the best one, and so does the transmission, since at this range the car can produce the most effective power to the engine, and thus the efficiency is high over this range. Though this range varies from car model and make, and on the type of car, here we are discussing normal daily usage cars.
- How Much money should I Keep Aside?
When you are up for a service center to repair your car, or for a yearly maintenance, then the range of the service are well within your range typically about one hundred dollars, but if you are going for a transmission repairs then you have to know how much the damage your gear box has suffered from the normal or some abnormal wear and tear of the car parts. In general, the basic repair ranges from five hundred to one thousand five hundred dollars, which includes the repair of your clutch or solenoid of the car in whole. So determining what you need is very essential.
- Should you Replace or Repair?
Most of the times in car service-repair the machinery is well equipped in such a way that some normal maintenance and repair of some parts is well enough to make the car work like a new one, but if you do ever need to replace or repair your car transmission then you should know that the price range is from one thousand eight hundred dollars to as high as three and a half a thousand dollars.
So unless and until, depending on the condition of your car, it is absolutely necessary to keep a budget check that goes in repair rather than a full replacement of the car part.