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Signs That Your Transmission Needs Repairs

Your car's transmission is responsible for shifting gears and ensuring power is efficiently delivered to the vehicle's wheels. Over time, transmissions can experience wear and tear, leading to problems that require repairs. In this blog post, we'll go over some signs that indicate you may need transmission repairs.

Strange Noises

One of the most common signs that your transmission is in need of repairs is strange noises. If you hear grinding, whining, or humming noises coming from your transmission, it could be a sign that something is wrong.

Delayed Engagement

When you shift your car into gear, it should engage smoothly and quickly. If there's a delay between shifting and the gear engaging, or if you have to rev the engine to get the car to move, it's a sign that your transmission is not working properly.

Slipping Gears

If you feel like your car is slipping out of gear or changing gears for no reason, it's a sign that your transmission is not functioning correctly. This can cause your car to jerk or surge forward unexpectedly, which can be dangerous.

Burning Smell

A burning smell coming from your transmission can be a sign that the fluid is overheating or that there's a problem with the transmission itself. If you notice a burning smell, it's important to have your car checked by a professional as soon as possible.

Leaking Fluid

If you notice a puddle of reddish fluid underneath your car, it's a sign that your transmission is leaking fluid. This can lead to a loss of pressure, which can cause your transmission to slip or fail completely.

If you notice any of these signs, please bring your vehicle to our auto repair shop so that it can be checked by a professional as soon as possible. Ignoring transmission problems can lead to more extensive damage and can be costly to repair. For the best transmission services and repairs, please call or visit Westside Service today.

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