What are the Warning Signs I Need to Schedule Transmission Repair near Me?
If you purchase a new vehicle, most drivetrain/powertrain warranties will cover transmission issues up to 10 years or 100,000 miles. The older your vehicle gets the more you need to look out for certain signals that your transmission might need maintenance or repair. Ignoring these signs or delaying service can result in taking a big hit to your wallet.
A few common signs include:
Check Engine Light: The check engine light on your dashboard will flash whenever the vehicle’s diagnostic system detects a potential issue. While it may not mean there’s anything wrong with your transmission, it’s often the first indicator. You’ll want to keep a close watch for any other issues and have one of our technicians run a full-diagnostic test at your next maintenance appointment.
Transmission Slipping: If while driving you notice your car slips into a different gear for no apparent reason or if you suddenly feel a decrease in your engine’s power, you should immediately schedule a service appointment.
Fluid Leak: A healthy transmission shouldn’t leak, so if you begin to notice either a bright red or brown liquid forming under the center portion of your vehicle, you should schedule an appointment to have it looked at by a technician.
Delayed Engagement: If you notice there’s a slight pause between shifting or if the engine revs when you step on the gas pedal but doesn’t immediately move the vehicle, you should immediately schedule a service appointment.
Grinding or Whining Sounds: If you notice strange noises coming from beneath your engine whenever you shift gears, that’s a clear sign of a serious transmission issue. Immediately schedule a service appointment to have it inspected.