WAYS TO TELL IF YOUR TRANSMISSION NEEDS REPAIR
If you drive an automatic vehicle, your transmission is one of the last things that you want think could ever have a problem. That’s because even diagnostics can cost a hefty chunk of change, and transmission replacements are among the most expensive repairs that can be done to a car. By keeping a few warning signs in mind, you can avoid unnecessary trips to the mechanic and catch transmission problems before they become too big to handle.
Drips and pools of transmission fluid are both an early sign of transmission failure, and these should be addressed as soon as you notice them. That’s because the transmission is normally a sealed unit and this fluid keeps all of the parts working correctly. While a leak might be easy to handle, the damage done from running a dry transmission will not be.
LOSS OF CONTROL
If you noticed the gears are slipping in and out abnormally while you’re driving, this is a sign you have to get your transmission checked out. Another red flag is when you start to see a long response time switching from park into drive or neutral. Don’t wait for any of these problems to get out of hand. Take your car in if you see a transmission light on the dashboard. If you have any questions, visit a trustworthy mechanic to ask about your specific situation. Contact Save Tow at 925-820-6304 if you are stuck on the side of the road due to a transmission problem.