When you own a vehicle, you will want to keep it in the best condition possible. This means bringing the vehicle in regularly for maintenance inspections. We can inspect the parts and components to ensure they are operating efficiently. Between visits, you might also notice things are starting to wear down on your vehicle, like the battery or transmission. No matter what sign of an issue you notice, make sure to bring it in so we can inspect it for you.
An easy sign to know that your transmission may need attention is if you notice any leaking transmission fluid. The transmission fluid helps to maintain your vehicle’s shifting capabilities. If you check the transmission fluid, it should be bright red in color. Unlike the oil, the transmission does not consume or burn off any fluid during operation. So if you notice that the transmission fluid is low or empty, there is probably a leak somewhere in the system. If you smell of something burning when you are driving, it may be an indication that the transmission is overheating. The transmission fluid not only helps to keep the moving parts of the transmission properly lubricated, but it helps prevent the unit from burning up.
Also be aware if the check engine light comes on, it may be an early indication that there is an issue with the transmission. While there might be other reasons why the check engine light comes on, it is always recommended to bring the vehicle in so we can inspect it for you. Transmissions are designed to go to the correct gear every time. A way to notice an issue is if the transmission hesitates or refuses to get into the correct gear. The vehicle should shift quickly into gear, but if you notice any hesitations or swaying feeling, there could be an issue with the transmission. Make sure to bring the vehicle in and we can inspect the transmission for you.