Car issues are a pain. They take time and, more often than not, a sizable amount of money to fix. That’s why some people ignore or put off the minor issues that come up with their vehicles. Putting off maintenance or car repair almost always ensures that the small issues become huge problems. This is especially true of your transmission. These signs of trouble may indicate you need transmission repair for your automatic transmission.
The biggest signs that you need transmission repair can come from your transmission fluid. Transmission fluid helps your automatic transmission run by lubricating and cooling it. If you notice any changes in the color of your transmission fluid (fresh liquid is transparent and pink or red), it may mean that it is dirty or burnt, which indicates that the fluid needs to be changed. Dirty fluid might mean there is a larger issue. Likewise, if the fluid smells burnt, there is likely a problem at play. If the fluid levels are dropping and you need to top them off regularly, that could also indicate a leak or other problem that needs repair.
If your transmission overheats, it can cause major issues and cause damage to parts of the transmission. Your car may tell you when your transmission starts to overheat with a gauge or alert, or you may notice it through other issues addressed here, namely the burning smell or burnt transmission fluid.
Transmission slipping is the biggest issue you might notice. You can usually feel and hear when the transmission “slips” out of gear or fails to go into gear and just revs or doesn’t accelerate. Problems like this must be repaired ASAP since slipping can wear out the clutch quickly.
If you see transmission fluid on the ground or the driveway when you move your car, you should assume that you have a problem with your transmission. The most common culprit is usually a faulty gasket or loose pan, both of which are easily fixed. However, if you put off this transmission repair, you could find yourself with worse issues that develop because of low fluid levels.
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