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What is a Slipping Transmission?

What is a slipping transmissionOh no! Your car keeps spontaneously slipping out of gear. Now what? Unfortunately, your transmission, one of the most complicated systems in a car, is probably to blame. Take your car to the shop as soon as possible. This issue is not only annoying, but potentially dangerous.

What is a Slipping Transmission?

A slipping and irregular transmission can signal major problems in your vehicle’s transmission, which can result in costly transmission repairs. Signs and symptoms of a slipping transmission include:

  1. Your car spontaneously slips out of gear.
  2. Loss of engine power.
  3. Slow downshifts.
  4. Delayed acceleration.
  5. High-pitched whistling.
  6. Loud grinding sound.
  7. RPMs (revolutions per minute) that exceed 3,000-3,500.

If you notice any of the above symptoms, take your car to the shop ASAP. Unfortunately, a slipping transmission can be caused by several serious issues, including: poor vacuum, not properly adjusted or a defective shift gear, broken or worn out transmission bands, and worn transmission gears. There are also a few less serious issues resulting in slipping transmissions, such as low transmission fluid. However, the only way to know for sure is to have your car inspected by a professional auto mechanic, like the ones at Auto Stop Limited.

Our mechanics are highly trained and use state-of-the-art Automotive diagnostic equipment to pinpoint your particular issues, repair it, and get you back on the road as quickly as possible. We promise to diagnose your auto repair problems in an honest and professional manner and all of our work is 100% guaranteed!

Transmission repair can be expensive. This is why it is so important to catch any potential problems early. Like cancer, transmission issues are best dealt with when they are caught early. So pay particular attention to the way your car runs and operates. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, do not hesitate to bring your car to Auto Stop today!

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