Transmission issues aren’t easy to ignore, as there are some very obvious symptoms when the system is having problems:
- Leaking Fluid: Transmission fluid is usually a reddish-brown color. If it is leaking, you will see this on the ground where you parked.
- Slipping: When a transmission begins to fail, it will slip when changing gears. This will feel like a jolt when the gear slips out and then finds the proper gear for your speed. It is usually quite noticeable and shocking when it happens.
- Overheating: You may smell something hot or like it is burning if your transmission is overheating. This often occurs due to a leak in transmission fluid.
- Odd Sounds: When your transmission is low on fluid, you may hear a whining or grinding sound from under your car. If it is accompanied by any of the above symptoms, this usually points to a transmission problem.
Maintaining your car, truck, or SUV is important to your safety on the road. If you suspect your vehicle is experiencing a problem, stop in today to have our mechanics do an inspection so you can have answers quickly.