3 Warning Signs Your Transmission Needs Repairs

3 Warning Signs Your Transmission Needs Repairs

The ASE-certified technicians at Christian Brothers Automotive Lake Worth have 3 warning signs that your transmission is in trouble. If your car has any of the symptoms listed below, take your car to your local Texas auto repair shop immediately.

Transmission fluid leaks

A fluid leak is an easy problem to diagnose at home and it’s one of the most common sources of transmission damage. Automatic Transmission fluid (ATF) lubricates the transmission and even acts as a hydraulic fluid. It’s bright red in color, so you can easily tell if it’s the transmission that’s leaking.

Burning smell

An overheating transmission is one of the many causes of a burning smell from your vehicle. No matter the cause, you should always have your vehicle checked if you smell burning while you’re driving.

While the fluid lubricates the transmission, it also works to keep it cool. Even if you don’t have a leak, fluid will start to degrade and become less effective. If the fluid starts to burn or runs too hot, it will cause major damage to the transmission. That’s why it’s important to change the fluid with the correct type for your vehicle when the owner’s manual indicates.

Grinding noises and shaking movements

We’re fortunate to have cars that drive smoothly. Grinding noises and shaky driving suggests there’s a problem with the gears. With automatic transmissions, you’ll first feel a delay when shifting. As the problem becomes worse, the gear movement will become more jarring.

Transmission Service and Repair in Lake Worth, TX

No one enjoys going to an auto shop with a transmission on the fritz. At Christian Brothers Automotive Lake Worth, we make it easy to deal with transmission repairs. We offer the 2-year/24,000-mile Nice Difference warranty on the services we perform. You’re always guaranteed quality work and honesty from our expert staff. Call Christian Brothers Automotive in Lake Worth, Texas to schedule your transmission service today!