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How to Tell If Your Vehicle’s Transmission Is Going Out February 14, 2019

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How to Tell If Your Vehicle’s Transmission Is Going Out, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Your transmission is a very important part of your vehicle. Essentially, it’s responsible for putting your engine into gear, so you can drive and manage speeds. If it starts to wear down, you may notice some issues as you drive. It’s important that you can recognize these problems so you can quickly take your car in for transmission service before it wears down further. Here are a few of the top things to look out for.

4 Signs Your Car Needs Transmission Service

1. The Transmission Warning Light Comes On

On its own, this light, which looks a bit like a gear, may not be too big of a deal. Sometimes, it illuminates on vehicles that are carrying heavy loads, since the extra weight forces the transmission to work harder than usual. However, if you notice this in conjunction with any of the other signs of trouble, bring your vehicle into an auto repair shop, and they can perform diagnostic work right away.

2. Delayed Starts

transmission serviceOnce you put your car in drive and activate the gas pedal, you should start to move immediately. If you notice a delay, even if it’s just a short second, it means your vehicle is having trouble getting into gear.

3. Shaking

In cars with automatic transmissions, gear shifts while driving should be smooth and practically unnoticeable. If you start to notice jerky movements or shaking whenever your vehicle accelerates or shifts, it’s likely time for transmission service or repair.

4. Fluid Leaks

Transmission fluid is necessary for ensuring that all the moving parts can work together without creating friction or overheating. If there’s a leak, it’s important to bring your vehicle in right away. Transmission fluid is usually a dark red color, so keep an eye out for it in your driveway, the parking lot at work, or anywhere you park your vehicle.

 

If you need transmission service, the professionals at Gearheads Auto Service in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, can help. The ASE- and RepairPal-certified® technicians are equipped to perform a variety of auto repair services, including alignment, engine repair, suspension work, and brake repair. For more than 12 years, the team has been providing reliable service to area drivers for everything from preventive maintenance to major repairs. If you have questions about your vehicle, contact the company online, and call (330) 929-0200 to schedule an appointment.

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