Signs That There May Be Something Wrong With Your Transmission | Christian Brothers Automotive, East Wichita
When we drive our cars on a regular basis, it is easy to forget about all of the systems that are operating internally to keep your car running the way that it should. From the moment you start your ignition, your car is doing a plethora of things to keep the motor running (literally) in addition to heating and cooling the cabin while you drive.
One of the most important elements of your car’s operation is its transmission. As you move through the speeds on the road, your car’s transmission is responsible for moving power from your engine to your wheels by shifting through the gears.
Therefore, if your transmission is not working as well as it should, it is vital to get it taken care of right away. Below, we will look at some common signs of transmission trouble you should be on the lookout for.
Common Signs of Transmission Trouble
Your shifting is becoming delayed. When you transition through the speeds in a vehicle with an automatic transmission, the shifting between the gears should be relatively seamless. If you start to notice your car is taking its time to shift or is hesitating to move between gears, that is a sign that something may be off within the engine.
You are leaking transmission fluid. Transmission fluid runs through your car’s engine, helping it shift gears, cool the transmission system and lubricate the moving parts of your car. Your mechanic should check your transmission fluid at every tune-up, but if you notice yours is leaking, it is important to get into the shop right away.
You hear strange noises from your engine. Noises from your engine are always a cause for concern, especially when paired with other transmission issues that are red flags. If you hear a buzzing, clicking, humming or roaring noise when your car shifts gears, it can be a sign that there is something amiss within your transmission that should be checked out.
Are you worried that your transmission may need some help? That is what we are here for! You can contact us at any time to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our services.