Sometimes, it can feel as if owning a vehicle requires a second brain just to keep all of the information you need to know in line. Even more so, it can feel like the necessary information to keep at your disposal grows by the second. We are told to keep an ear out for sounds that don’t sound normal while also keeping a nose out for smells that don’t smell right. So, what happens when we have no idea what’s right and what’s wrong in the first place?
That happens a lot with a vehicle’s transmission system. We are so bombarded with information on a daily basis that, sometimes, information like that gets lost in the shuffle. So, below, we have outlined all of the most common transmission problem indicators that you can easily keep on hand for reference purposes. After all, your vehicle’s transmission system is controlled by your car’s computer system, and when one computer component begins to fail, it causes several other systems controlled by that same computer to fail as well. Let our ASE-certified professionals help you, so you don’t get caught in the whirlwind.
Transmission Issue Symptoms:
- Out of the ordinary humming, grinding, or clunking noises that you can’t pinpoint.
- Clutch dragging, which is when your clutch makes grinding noises when engaged.
- Delayed transmission engagement.
- Failed transmission engagement.
- Rough, or otherwise jerky, transitions between gear changes.
- Your check engine light is on.
- You have red liquid leaking beneath your vehicle.
- If that same red liquid smells burnt.
- Your car starts but won’t drive.
- Transmission randomly hops back into neutral.
If any of these symptoms are occurring, it is imperative that you bring your car down to see us at Eric’s Car Care. Our ASE-certified technicians will understand what’s happening once you start rattling off these symptoms, which means they can dig down to the problem sooner rather than later. Catching a problem like this early on means less money out of your pocket in order to fix it, but it also means preventing further damage to your vehicle and its systems. But, even after an issue is fixed, there’s still the task of maintaining your car’s transmission so that it doesn’t happen again. How do we do that? Well, I am so glad you asked.
Maintenance Tips For Your Transmission:
I know it seems like a lot, but here’s the good news: our experts here at Eric’s Car Care can do all of this for you. From our state-of-the-art facility all the way down to our staff studying and chronically reading up on car manufacturer recommendations and trends, we’ve always got your back. Give us a call at 713-667-9293 or come by and see us at 6950 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77030 so that we can get your vehicle’s transmission on our regular maintenance schedule. After all, preventative maintenance is the best kind of maintenance there is.