When to Repair or Replace Your Transmission

Your car’s transmission is one of the most important components, and transmission problems can be costly to fix. So, how do you know when it’s time to repair or replace your transmission? Keep reading to find out.

What is a Transmission?

A car’s transmission is responsible for transferring power from the engine to the wheels. This allows the car to change gears, which is necessary for accelerating, driving at high speeds, and going up hills. Over time, transmissions can wear down and start to have problems. When this happens, it’s important to take action right away to avoid further damage and expensive repairs.

Signs You Need Transmission Repair or Replacement

There are several signs that you might need transmission repair or replacement. If you notice any of the following, it’s time to take your car into the shop:

  • Leaking fluids: If you notice red or brown fluid leaking from your car, it could be a sign of a transmission problem. Check your transmission fluid level regularly; if it’s low, topping it off might solve the issue. However, if you’re constantly having to add fluid, there’s probably a bigger problem.
  • Strange noises: Whining, humming, or grinding noises coming from your car’s engine is another sign that something is wrong with your transmission.
  • Slipping gears: If your car seems like it’s slipping out of gear or takes longer than usual to shift gears, that could be an indication of a transmission problem.
  • Check engine light: The check engine light could come on for a variety of reasons-but if it’s accompanied by any of the other symptoms on this list, it’s probably related to a transmission issue.

If you think you might need transmission repair or replacement, the best thing to do is to bring it to one of our expert mechanics as soon as possible. Don’t ignore the problem in hopes that it will go away-it won’t! Ignoring transmission problems will only make them worse and more expensive to fix. So if you’re experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, don’t hesitate to get your car checked out by us professionals.

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