Out of the thousands of pieces and parts that make up a car, the transmission is one of its most essential components. Without the transmission, you won’t be able to shift gears or transfer engine power to turn your car’s wheels. That means no accelerating, no reversing, and no driving. That is why transmission repairs are a nightmare for drivers. Here are the top 4 signs to spot that indicate you need transmission repairs:
#1: Trouble Switching or Staying in Gears
This is a telltale sign that your transmission system is acting up. When your transmission is working and properly lubricated, switching gears should feel natural and smooth. If you can’t go from drive to reverse or vice versa, you need to have your transmission checked out.
#2: Grinding Gears
Does your car make a grinding or grating sound during acceleration or when you attempt to switch gears? The metallic friction sounds are never good. We recommend that you take your car for inspections ASAP. This transmission symptom is more common in manual transmissions than automatic transmissions.
#3: Burning Smell
A burning smell can indicate many things that could go wrong with your vehicle. Something has overheated, and if it is your transmission, prepare for the worst. An overheating transmission is often due to a lack of or ineffective fluid. Please make a trip to our shop for immediate repairs.
#4: Leaking Red Fluid
Speaking of fluid, you should address any fluid puddles around your vehicle seriously. Transmission fluid is typically pink or red. If you notice this color fluid under your parked car, please hurry to our auto repair shop for an inspection.
If you catch any of the signs above, please don’t wait to address these problems. Otherwise, your transmission can suffer from extensive repairs. Whether you have a manual or automatic transmission, we can handle the most challenging transmission repairs at Robbie’s At Your Service. Give us a call or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment for transmission services today!