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The transmission in your vehicle is responsible for making sure that the motor switches gears correctly. When you have a manual transmission, you will need to press the clutch and make the shift while an automatic transmission will make the change for you. However, both types can keep your car from running properly if they fail. A good way to make sure this doesn't happen is to take your vehicle into the shop as soon as you notice that something is wrong. Here are a few signs you need to be on the lookout for.
There is a light that will come on in our dashboard if the transmission fluid is too hot. Even if it flickers on and off for a few minutes, it means there is something wrong. As soon as possible, stop the car and let it sit for a few minutes to cool down. Then, check the transmission fluid level. If it is low, add some. If it is at a normal level, take the vehicle in for a check-up. When the transmission is overheating it can warp internal pieces so that the gears will not slip together as easily.
Not Going into Gear
If you notice that the manual transmission is not allowing you to shift to a certain gear, you need to have it fixed. The first time you have trouble, take the car to a mechanic. When you notice that a vehicle with an automatic transmission is not shifting on its own and the motor keeps making a whining sound at higher speeds or shudders a bit when you notice the gear change, there is something wrong.
Your vehicle should start to move as soon as you give it gas. If you notice that the car hesitates a moment and then jumps forward, there is a problem with the transmission. Do not think that the weather is causing the issue.
Pay attention to how your car moves. If there is any problem with it, whether as it starts after a stop or if you notice trouble when it reaches a higher speed, take it to get looked at. You will find it is much easier and less expensive to repair a small problem in a transmission than to have to have it replaced. It is not always a big thing, so do not just let it slide until the car is not working because you figured it would be a major repair and expense.
For more information, reach out to a transmission repair service.Share