One of the most common problems people tend to experience with their transmissions is a fluid leak. Luckily it is also one of the most straightforward fixes if caught early and fixed promptly.
Continuing to drive a vehicle with a transmission leak can cause further damage, so tending to leaks asap is integral to your car’s lifespan and overall health.
The key to maintaining the life of your vehicle is routine transmission servicing and checking your fluids monthly.
Say you’ve done all that, and there still seems to be something amiss with your transmission. How can you tell if there is a leak?
There are a couple of apparent indicators that you have a transmission leak.
If you notice either of these issues, get it fixed at once before they create even more significant problems that require additional repairs.
As important as having your vehicle routinely serviced is to understand what causes transmission leaks so you can try and avoid them.
The transmission pan is often susceptible to dents, holes or rust that can cause leakage due to its exposure to road debris. These leaks can often be too small to spot and may take a while to identify. This makes them problematic, as all too often, drivers continue driving, unaware of the leak.
Drain plugs can also be elusive leak sources as loose plugs and overtightened plugs can cause leaks.
The first step to fixing a transmission leak is to determine where the leak is coming from. This can be a lengthy and tricky process if you are not particularly experienced with car DIY. It might be a process that is better left to your neighbourhood Mister Transmission.
Book a Free Road Test and Multi-Check Inspection, and we can perform a fluid check, road test, and a Diagnosis Scan to help determine your car’s needs. From regular transmission services to total transmission overhauls to fixing leaks, Mister Transmission is there to help.