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Foreign Cars and Trucks
We provide quality transmission repair for Subaru, Acura, Honda, BMW, Audi, Toyota and more.
Automatic & Standard
We offer both Automatic and standard transmission repair.
Towing Service Available
We have several towing companies we use to bring your vehicle to us.
Domestic Cars & Trucks
Our knowledgeable auto experts will diagnose the situation and help you make a decision. Leave the dirty work to us!
Differentials & Axles
The differential gearing allows the outer drive wheel to rotate faster than the inner drive wheel during a turn. This is necessary when the vehicle turns.
4 x 4 Transfer Cases
The heart of an off road 4×4 might be the engine but it’s the transfer case that gets power to the axles! Find out more on how to get the right one for you.
“Came to Colorado on vacation and our vehicle broke down. We called Brad at High Plains Transmission and he fixed our vehicle quickly and at an affordable price. We got the vehicle back before we left and drove it home safe and sound. Thank you Brad! Five Stars“Jim Kane
“Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! It was so nice finding a shop that not only gave us excellent pricing but was treated us like family. We were given an estimate on the price and a day and time for pick up and it was on the money! Working with High Plains Transmission was a great experience and we will not take our car anywhere else.“Kurt
“Thank you for all your hard work and help with fixing our 95 Mercury. Thank you for fixing the switch that was bad now she runs like a gem! I wanted you to know how much we appreciated you and your team! Finding a shop that takes care of it’s customers is not easy and we are glad we found you!“The Anderson’s
Transmission Problems – Rebuild or Replace?
Some of the most dreaded words any car owner can hear are that their vehicle needs a new transmission. Replacing a transmission is quite possibly one of the most expensive services that your car will ever require because working with the transmission is incredibly complex and can be quite time-consuming too. In most circumstances, you have two choices when you replace the transmission on a vehicle. You can rebuild the transmission or install a new (replacement) transmission. So, which of these is the best option? The answer isn’t always cut and dry.
Rebuilding a transmission means that your existing transmission will be taken completely apart and inspected. Any damaged parts are replaced until the transmission is back to factory specs. In most cases, the gaskets and other rubber parts will all be replaced, but damaged moving parts may need to be replaced as well. This is a complex process and rebuilding a transmission is a job for a specialist for certain.
The beauty of rebuilding a transmission is that you can rebuild an older transmission with up-to-date parts that manufacturers have designed to be more efficient and safe. While a transmission rebuild is a great solution in many cases, it can be challenging to find a transmission specialist who is up to the task and it may take him or her some time to complete the job correctly.
Installing A Replacement Transmission
Replacing your transmission is a bit misleading–in most cases, you can’t actually find a “new” transmission. You’re likely working with a remanufactured transmission. This is similar to a rebuilt transmission, but it was done in a factory setting. For a quick fix, this is ideal. However, you may not have access to the most up-to-date parts and you don’t get to pick and choose how it is rebuilt.
Work with a Transmission Expert
Deciding on whether your transmission should be rebuilt or replaced is usually a question of cost and time to complete the repair. Having a transmission expert rebuild your transmission may take a little longer and cost a bit more upfront, but it can result in a longer-lasting and better-performing transmission. The other option of installing a “new to you” transmission still assures you have a safe, functional vehicle but you may not get as many options. Whichever way you are leaning, it makes sense to discuss your desires with experts like High Plains Transmission.