Around nine out of every 10 automatic transmission failures occur as a result of problems with transmission fluid, according to Auto Service Online. In some instances, the transmission fluid does not get proper attention. This occurs because transmission fluid does not need to be changed as frequently as other fluids like oil, so it may slip an owner’s mind. In other cases, transmission fluid may overheat. To prevent this, you should change your fluid every two or three years.
With manual transmissions, improper driving habits like “riding the clutch” may cause the transmission to wear. The cost of a new transmission can be devastating. On average, you are looking at a cost of between $1,800 and $3,500 for a replacement. If you opt for a repair instead of a replacement, your cost is a bit lower. Your car may have a transmission or clutch repaired for between $1,000 and $2,000.