While most drivers know transmission issues are expensive, many drivers don’t know what signs to look for. The team at the Christian Brothers Automotive Independence, however, is experienced with transmission maintenance. Here are five signs that your transmission needs to be checked out by our ASE-certified technicians.
1. Slipping Transmission
Your transmission has just slipped if you’re driving and the gear changes for no apparent reason. The gear change is accompanied by a sound from the engine. If it happens, you’ll usually feel the car is underpowered and the accelerator won’t operate normally.
2. Rough Shifting
Your vehicle will also shift gears as you accelerate or decelerate. Transmissions that are in really bad shape won’t shift gears smoothly or sometimes at all. You may also hear or feel a distinctive “clunk” when it finally does shift.
3. Delayed Movement
When you first shift your car from park into drive, you might experience a long pause before the car actually starts to pull forward. If this happens, your car won’t nudge, even with you giving it some gas.
4. Transmission Fluid Leak
Transmissions are sealed and should never leak. You’ll easily spot the bright red liquid if the transmission does leak. Be aware, however, that the fluid can sometimes turn brown or dark red. Visit your local Missouri auto repair shop if you think your transmission is leaking. Experienced technicians will check the manufacture specifications because overfilling can lead to bigger problems.
5. Check Engine Light
Check engine light will illuminate for a variety of reasons. The transmission being off is one of these. If you’re experiencing any symptoms listed above and the check engine light turns on, it’s very important to seek a professional auto technician for help.
Call us today at Christian Brothers Automotive Independence in Blue Springs to schedule an appointment for your transmission service! Experience the nice difference in auto repair.