It is very important for you to make sure that you are on top of any issues that come up with your vehicle, especially when it comes to major parts such as the transmission. Since it can be a very expensive part to completely replace, you will want to make sure that you are staying on the lookout for signs that it is in need of some repairs. This way, you might be able to get it fixed before the issue gets so bad that the entire transmission needs to be replaced. Here are some of the signs that it is time to set up an appointment for repairs to your transmission.
You Spot Some Transmission Fluid In The Driveway
You might notice it in the driveway, since your vehicle tends to be parked in one spot there more than anywhere else. However, if you have a fast leaking transmission, this might be something that you notice elsewhere as well. Since the spot of transmission fluid will actually be under your vehicle, you will want to make it a point to look back at the area where you were parked once you pull away from the space. If you see a wet spot, you will want to check the level of your transmission fluid. If it is getting low, you will need to add some right away, and then get your vehicle to a mechanic. If the transmission completely runs out of fluid, it will lock up, and at that point, you would have to fully replace it.
There Is A Hesitation Between Shifting Gears
If you have started to notice that there is a hesitation between gears, you will want to call to schedule an appointment with a mechanic. Even if it is not happening regularly, it needs to be addressed because the situation is only going to get worse. It might take several months or it could only take a couple of days. Since there is no telling when your transmission will just totally stop working, you do not want to waste time. Get it to the mechanic's garage while there is still a chance for them to fix it.
Once you have found that you may have a problem with your vehicle's transmission, you will want to do all you can to find the best possible mechanic for the job. There are some mechanics that can do everything needed for a vehicle and then there are some that solely focus on transmissions as their area of expertise. Just make sure that the auto repair mechanic you hire has experience and that they can provide a warranty for the work that they do on your vehicle.
As the son and grandson of mechanics, I spent much of my child hood under the hood of many cars. I have listened and learned about so many different problems and how to repair them effectively. I created this blog to cover as many car problems as possible without overwhelming readers. You will find tips for troubleshooting, advice for when to take it to a professional and suggestions for when to stop driving the car or truck immediately to prevent further and more costly damage. We hope that you find all of this information helpful and useful, allowing you to have a great running car.