How to Know When Your Sporty Transmission Needs Maintenance or Repair

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?If you rely on a sporty transmission to help your car shift gears and run smoothly, you'll want to make sure you know when your transmission is crying out for aid so you can keep moving without worry. Knowing when your vehicle needs maintenance and acting accordingly to fix the problem helps you avoid pricier problems further down the line, so it's good to know the signs that indicate trouble with your transmission.

What is Your Transmission Telling You?

If your vehicle needs help, it's typically good about letting you know, but some signs are subtler than others. That's why it's important to keep a close eye, nose, and ear on what your car is telling you. Here are a few common warning signs that could point to issues with your transmission:

Warning Light: Your dashboard warning lights may indicate transmission trouble that you may not notice on your own such as high transmission fluid temperature. Warning lights let you know that a problem has already occurred, so it's best to have your car evaluated as soon as possible to avoid further damage or safety hazards.

Fluid Leaks: If you notice that your transmission fluid is low or you find fluid under your car, chances are you have a leak.

Unusual Smells: Transmission usually smells vaguely tart or sweet. If you smell a burning odor, you likely need a fluid change. Burnt transmission fluid could indicate a major problem with your transmission that needs immediate attention.

Strange Sounds: If you notice grinding noises or other odd sounds when you shift gears, your transmission could need help.

If you've experienced these warning signs or any other problems with your vehicle, we urge you to schedule an appointment at our service center so our experts can take a look. Feel free to contact us with questions!

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