Apr 15 2020

Top Signs of Transmission Trouble You Shouldn’t Ignore

car problemsAlthough there are stay-at-home orders and everyone is trying to stay away from crowds and businesses, there are some services that are necessary. Transmission service is an essential business because essential workers need to be able to keep their car on the road. For that reason, we are still open for business while using CDC guidelines. Even if you are trying your best to stay at home, there are certain signs of transmission trouble that you should never ignore. If you notice these signs, don’t wait until after restrictions are lifted before getting repairs. Here are some of the signs you need to watch for.

Strange Sounds

Anytime your vehicle starts making strange noises, you need to get it into the mechanic right away before additional damage occurs. The sounds you are most likely to hear if you are having transmission trouble are humming or buzzing noises.

Slow Response

If you have an automatic transmission and it seems to be slow to respond and shift gears, this is a clear sign that you have a transmission issue. The slower the response gets, the more likely that your car will get extensive damage and be unable to shift at all. Get this addressed right away.

Burning Smell or Leaking Fluid

Oil is not the only thing that can cause a burning smell when you run your car for a while. Transmission fluid can also burn, and if it is doing so it is a sign that you may need a transmission flush and new fluid. Putting that off can shorten the life of your transmission and eventually lead to costly repairs. It is also important to make sure that your transmission fluid is at the right level.

Grinding Gears

If you have a manual transmission, you may be able to physically hear the gears grinding when you try to shift. This is a sign of a serious problem, and your car is not safe to drive until you get it repaired. For these or other transmission issues, contact us today for an appointment.