A new transmission is exactly that – it's brand new, straight from the manufacturer. All components are new, including the gears, clutches, seals, and other internal parts.
Front-Wheel Drive (FWD):
New transmissions typically come with a manufacturer's warranty. This warranty provides a level of assurance regarding the quality and durability of the transmission. Warranties can vary in terms of duration and coverage, so it's essential to check the specific terms.
Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD):
Since new transmissions are made with the latest technology and adhere to the manufacturer's specifications, they are expected to offer optimal reliability and performance. They are designed to function seamlessly with the rest of the vehicle's components.
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) or Four-Wheel Drive (4WD):
Before mounting, technicians inspect the tires for any visible damage, such as cuts, bulges, or punctures. They also check for proper tread depth.
The condition of the wheels or rims is assessed. Any damage, such as bends or cracks, is addressed to ensure a secure fit.
A lubricant is often applied to the tire bead and wheel rim to ease the mounting process and prevent damage to the tire or wheel.
The tire is placed onto the wheel or rim, aligning the tire's bead with the rim's bead seat.
The tires are inflated to the recommended pressure specified by the vehicle manufacturer. Proper inflation is crucial for safety, fuel efficiency, and tire performance.
After mounting, the tires are balanced using weights. Balancing ensures even weight distribution, preventing vibrations and promoting a smoother ride.
The valve stem, which allows for tire inflation, is installed. It must be in good condition and have a functioning valve cap.
Valve Stem Installation:
Technicians conduct a final inspection to ensure that the tires are securely mounted, properly balanced, and inflated to the correct pressure.