There are many important pieces that keep your car in working order. The transmission is one of them, and it is very important to keep it in good shape. The transmission in your automobile gets a lot of punishment, but there are some critical signs that can help drivers discover transmission problems earlier. We’ll go over some symptoms that you are due for transmission maintenance in this blog.
Transmission Fluid is Leaking
Fluid leaks are an indication that your car needs to be serviced, but it can be difficult to tell the difference between transmission and other leaks. If you notice dark marks on your driveway or garage floor, place cardboard underneath your vehicle the next time you park.
Something Feels Strange While Your Vehicle is Idling
It is critical to have your transmission inspected and serviced if it grinds or causes your car to shake when idling or driving. Any vibration in your car, whether it’s idling or moving, should be addressed right away.
If the leaking fluid is bright red, dark red, or brown, it is most likely due to a transmission problem. It’s critical to get the leak fixed as soon as possible to avoid more expensive repairs.
There is a Strange Smell
Transmission fluid should be replenished every 30 to 60 thousand miles, or as directed by the manufacturer of your vehicle. A sweet, burning odor could indicate a problem with your transmission fluid. The odor is easily confused with radiator coolant, but any strange odors should be investigated by your professional.
The Service Light is On
Check engine lights are there for a reason, so don’t ignore them. We can assist you if your transmission is displaying warning indicators, such as the light itself or any of the other signs listed in this page. We work on every make and model of car, and our waiting area is always spotless, warm, and welcoming, with Andy Griffith playing in the background. You are welcome to visit at any time.
Shifting is Not Smooth
Rough or delayed shifting, whether in a manual or automatic transmission, indicates that the transmission needs to be serviced.
Your Transmission Feels Sluggish
To work effectively and last a long time, your transmission, like oil changes and tire rotations, requires periodic and proper maintenance. If your vehicle’s transmission seems to slip in and out of gear, especially when climbing or descending steep hills, it’s a solid sign it needs to be serviced. Make an appointment with your technician as soon as possible to get your vehicle’s transmission inspected.
It’s possible that your transmission is to blame if your automobile is especially unresponsive during green lights or when accelerating. Allow a professional to inspect and service your vehicle.
If you feel that your vehicle may be due for transmission maintenance, contact us and schedule an appointment today!