Your transmission is an important component of your car. If it breaks down, the repair costs can vary greatly. Here is a list of signs your transmission needs to be repaired. If you notice any of them, you should take action right away.
Signs your Transmission Needs to be Repaired
- Check Engine Light is On.
The light illuminates to indicate an issue with your transmission, among other problems. Take the car into a shop, and a service technician will be able to diagnose the problem precisely.
2. Burning Smell.
If the transmission is overheating, you will be able to smell the fluid burning. Normally, the fluid cools the transmission. Your fluid levels may be too low or the fluid may be contaminated. A significant number (approximately 20 percent) of cars don’t have adequate cooling protection. Make sure you have this covered for your vehicle.
3. Transmission is Making Noise.
Be on the lookout for unusual bumps or clunks when your car is in Neutral. You may need to add transmission fluid to your car or you may need something more complicated, such as replacing transmission parts. Noises indicate a severe problem that requires immediate action.
4. Car Slips Gears.
If the car slips from one gear to another independent of your commands, it could lead to loss of control while driving. Take your car in for transmission service right away.
5. Fluid Leaks.
Fluid leaking from your transmission is easy to notice. If you notice bright or dark red fluid under the middle of your car, take it to your mechanic. Transmission fluid may also have a brown appearance, with without the greasiness of oil.
For fast, friendly service, call Conrad’s Auto Transmission. We’ll get you back on the road quickly.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
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