We all know that the odometer is responsible for recording the vehicle’s mileage because the miles reflected on the odometer are the ones that reflect the wear and tear that the car has experienced throughout its entire lifetime.

But one thing you might be wondering is if there is a need to reset the odometer when the transmission is replaced.

After all, the odometer is connected to the transmission.

Does the odometer rest with a new transmission?

The odometer does not rest with a new transmission or even if you replace the entire engine. That’s because the odometer reflects the mileage of the entire car and all of its components and not just the transmission or the engine. That means that the new transmission will not affect the mileage.

While it does sound like a good idea to have your transmission replaced so that you can pull down the odometer’s digits, things don’t really work that way.

That’s because the odometer shows the mileage as a result you are able to guess the wear and tear of all of the components of the car.

In that sense, not even changing the engine will actually change what the odometer is saying. And this is something that is worth discussing even further.

How is the odometer related to the transmission?

When it comes to your odometer, one of the things that you need to know is how it works.

Knowing how an odometer works is what will allow you to understand how this tool or instrument is capable of actually counting all of the miles that your car has driven throughout the course of its entire lifetime.

That is why we need to briefly look at how the odometer works and how it is actually related to the vehicle’s transmission.

In case you don’t know, the car’s transmission is what’s responsible for changing the gears on the vehicle depending on its speed and acceleration.

This is to ensure that the car’s gears and engines don’t overload while you are driving your car.

One of the things you need to know about the car’s transmission is that it is connected to the odometer through the output shaft, or a gear found on the transmission.

The output shaft or the gear found in the transmission will move as the car’s tires move so that the odometer will now begin to record the miles on the car.

That means that the relationship between the odometer and the transmission is direct as the odometer relies on the output shaft or the gear found in the transmission to record the vehicle’s total mileage as the vehicle is moving.

In short, the odometer relies on the car’s transmission.

Does the odometer rest when the  ?

Now that you know that the odometer and the transmission are related such that the odometer’s reading is based solely on the output shaft or the gear that is located in the transmission, what happens if you need to replace the transmission?

Does the odometer also reset when you install a new transmission?

For starters, this is something that can easily confuse those who don’t know what the car’s mileage really means.

It is quite easy to believe that the odometer should reset when the transmission is replaced with a newer one considering that the odometer relies a lot on the transmission for its reading.

Therefore, why shouldn’t the odometer go back to zero or even drop a few digits if the transmission is new?

Again, let’s go back to how some people don’t truly understand what the car’s mileage is for.

The purpose of your odometer is to not simply keep in step with the transmission but to record the entire vehicle’s mileage.

This means that the mileage is not a record of how old the transmission or even the engine is because it is a record of the wear and tear that the entire vehicle has been through as a unit during its entire lifetime.

If you have more questions about your odometer and whether or not the new transmission resets your milage, give us a call at Walkers Automotive today! We are happy to answer any questions you may have.