Your transmission is one of the most important systems in your vehicle. Over time, it’s natural for it to develop some problems. The sooner you identify and repair them, the less likely you’ll need to replace your entire transmission system completely. Here are common signs that you need transmission repair right away.
You know what it feels like when a vehicle shifts like it should. Usually, shifting should feel natural and effortless. If your car has trouble shifting gears and jerks or slips out of gears for no reason, you need to take it to an auto repair shop like The Mechanic Spot in Nashville, Tennessee.
If you’ve ever checked your transmission fluid levels before, you know that the liquid should be bright red in appearance. It should also smell sweet. If instead it smells burnt or is darker than normal, you need to have your transmission checked out right away.
Does your car produce strange noises such as buzzing, shining or even clunking sounds when you’re driving it? Although there could be many underlying reasons for strange vehicle noises, transmission problems are a common cause. It’s best to have an experienced mechanic identify the source of the noises and make transmission repairs as needed.
Your vehicle should never shimmy or make grinding sounds when it’s shifting gears. If it does, it could be a sign that your clutch is worn or that you have other issues with your transmission. Getting the problem checked out sooner rather than later could help you avoid more serious issues down the road.
If you ever see red fluid in your driveway, it’s almost certainly due to a transmission fluid leak. A leak by itself is usually not too difficult to fix. However, it could also be an indication of serious damage to your transmission system. To find out if you need repairs or complete transmission replacement, you should get your vehicle checked out by a professional as soon as possible.
Is your vehicle showing signs of transmission problems? To schedule your transmission inspection and repair with The Mechanic Spot in Nashville, TN, give us a call during business hours or fill out our online form.