Keeping your transmission in working order is an important part of maintaining your car’s health. Don’t wait for it to break completely before taking it in; look out for these signs warning you that your transmission needs to be serviced:
This is often caused by transmission problems; overheating from leaking, low, or dirty transmission fluid is usually the culprit.
Check your transmission periodically under your car for leaking fluid. This could indicate either a minor or major problem with your transmission. Have it looked at by a professional.
A functional transmission will shift gears smoothly; a grinding sound that comes from shifting gears could indicate a dirty transmission, low fluids, damaged gear synchros, etc.
Delay In Movement:
If your vehicle delays when you press the gas after switching gears, it’s likely a problem with the transmission. Don’t ignore this problem, as it can be hazardous on the road.
Problems Shifting Gears:
Any of the following gear problems indicate your transmission needs to be serviced.
- car won’t shift into gear
- resistance or shaking when changing gears
- slowed-down acceleration
- gears shift unexpectedly
- vehicle moves when in park
- gears slip
Keep an eye out for all of these signs; if you notice any, take your car to an auto-shop. Don’t wait, the problem will only exacerbate with time. Here at European Plus, we offer transmission services alongside a host of other auto-related services. For more information, please give us a call at (609) 737-7226.