While most drivers know transmission problems are very costly, they don’t actually have enough experience to actually identify any of the warning signs that indicate the transmission is in trouble. More than a few Jackson drivers are, in fact, surprised to learn their transmission needs some automotive maintenance to stay in good working condition. The team at the Christian Brothers Automotive Jackson, however, is experienced with transmission maintenance. Here are five signs your transmission needs repair by one of our ASE-certified technicians.
1. Slipping Transmission
When you are driving in a specific gear and it changes for no reason, it’s because your transmission just slipped. When the transmission shifts gears, you’ll know from the sound of the engine. In addition, you’ll usually also feel your car is underpowered and the accelerator won’t operate normally.
2. Rough Shifting
Your vehicle might also shift gears when you’re speeding up or slowing down. If your transmission is in bad shape, it’s possible your car will feel as though it’s refusing to shift gears, or won’t do so smoothly. In some instances, you’ll also feel or hear a definite “clunk” when it finally gives in and shifts.
3. Delayed Movement
As you shift from park to drive, you may experience a long pause before the car finally starts to pull forward. When this happens, the car refuses to move, even while you’re giving it some gas.
4. Transmission Fluid Leak
A properly functioning transmission is sealed and will never leak. It’s easy to spot transmission leaks because the fluid is bright red, although it can turn to a dark red or brown. Stop by your local Tennessee auto repair shop if you’re concerned about a possible transmission leak. Experienced technicians will use the manufacture specifications to prevent any overfilling, which can lead to bigger problems.
5. Check Engine Light
The check engine light will illuminate for many reasons, including if there’s a transmission problem. So if that light pops on while you’re having trouble with any of the aforementioned symptoms, it’s time for a professional auto technician to check your car.
Call us today at Christian Brothers Automotive in Jackson to schedule an appointment for your transmission service! Experience the nice difference in auto repair.