Even if you’re good with your hands and mechanically inclined, you’ll still need to bring your car in for professional service at the first sign of a transmission problem. That’s because the transmission is often considered the most complicated system in your vehicle. Hundreds of different components make up the transmission, and any one of them can affect your vehicle’s performance. If you notice any of the following signs, visit your local Dr Nick’s Transmission Repair before the problem grows and requires more expensive repair.
Leaking transmission fluid is one of the easiest ways to tell that your transmission needs the attention of a transmission repair professional. Automatic transmission fluid is bright red, clear, and mildly sweet-smelling. If you see automatic transmission fluid on your driveway, bring your car in for a transmission inspection before a minor leak turns into a major problem.
>When a transmission is working normally, the car stays in gear until you or the on-board computer system initiate a gear shift. If your car spontaneously pops out of the gear it’s in while driving, you definitely know it’s time to have your transmission examined by a professional in Brookhaven. Slipping gears may start out as a minor inconvenience, but the last thing you want is a transmission that doesn’t get power to the wheels when you need it most.
Check Engine Light
The “check engine light” is a great indication that something is wrong with your vehicle, and the cause may be linked to the transmission. In newer cars, sensors can pick up vibrations and early transmission problem that you may not be able to feel or see on your own. Whether it’s related to your transmission or not, bring your vehicle to an auto repair shop that has the diagnostic equipment needed to scan your car’s computer for a trouble code corresponding to the area of the vehicle causing the “check engine light” to be illuminated.