Is Reddish Fluid Leaking from under Your Vehicle?

By Mister Transmission

If your car is “bleeding” red fluid, you need to get to visit a transmission repair shop pronto

Is a reddish-coloured fluid pooling beneath your vehicle where you parked it? Reddish fluid leaking from your car is a telltale sign your transmission has sprung a leak. There’s precious little time to waste: Before you suffer an expensive, full-on transmission failure, your vehicle needs to be serviced.

Automatic transmission systems have many seals and gaskets that are designed to control the flow of the hydraulic fluid. The front and rear seals are the two main seals that keep your transmission system from leaking. Any standing fluid on the ground where your car was parked indicates your transmission has a worn-out seal or gasket.

Knowledge Can Prevent a Breakdown

Understanding how automatic transmissions work can provide you with insight into most complex and intricate system in your car can help to save you time, hassle, and money. Unfamiliar sounds when shifting gears is also an indicator something’s amiss. Every driver should be aware of the warning signs of a faulty transmission.

Without transmission fluid, your car cannot function. A low transmission fluid level or old, dirty transmission fluid can also cause significant problems with gear slippage to major damage on the entire system. If the transmission fluid drops below a particular level, the lubrication is less effective, and the pressure within the transmission decreases. That can inflict real damage to other parts of your transmission.

Be Careful Using Stopgap Measures

If your transmission fluid is low and you choose to top it up before driving to one of our locations, be sure to consult your owner’s manual to learn which type of transmission fluid you should add to your car. Adding the wrong type of fluid can cause your transmission to fail on-the-spot.

If you suspect your vehicle’s automatic transmission isn’t performing property, or if you have questions about preventative transmission maintenance, talk to us. Take advantage of our free 21-point multi-check inspection and avoid the cost and aggravation associated with a failing transmission.

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Kyle Andree
I recently went in to see dez for a transmission in a 90's silverado. After he rebuilt the transmission he called me toTell me i needed a new shifter cable.i told him I didn't care about the new cable but he threw the cable in for free. Definitely good service and the price was very good too
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I went in to set up an appointment for them to see what exactly was wrong with my car, because they were busy and couldn’t see to my car they wanted to know what they were dealing with.When they saw my car Bob the chap I was dealing with advised me against driving it any further until repairs were done.I could have had a terrible accident and my car could have been totalled.If I need anything done to my car and they can do it , I’m going to them.
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I went in to set up an appointment for them to see what exactly was wrong with my car, because they were busy and couldn’t see to my car they wanted to know what they were dealing with.When they saw my car Bob the chap I was dealing with advised me against driving it any further until repairs were done.I could have had a terrible accident and my car could have been totalled.If I need anything done to my car and they can do it , I’m going to them.
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I went in to set up an appointment for them to see what exactly was wrong with my car, because they were busy and couldn’t see to my car they wanted to know what they were dealing with.When they saw my car Bob the chap I was dealing with advised me against driving it any further until repairs were done.I could have had a terrible accident and my car could have been totalled.If I need anything done to my car and they can do it , I’m going to them.
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Marty Roberts
The staff and franchise owner are trustworthy and professional. Service is excellent, being in the automotive business I have used Mister Transmission in Peterborough more than once with positive results.
Date: May 13, 2022
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Peter Prudencio
I've had a great experience with this local auto shop: Giorgio is a fantastic business owner, with an honest and reliable work ethic, favouring and fostering long-term relationships with his customers, and offering very fair prices compared to larger dealerships and other shops. Comes strongly recommended by my neighbours, and I would vouch for his excellent quality of service as another witness to his workmanship.
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Karen Dyer
Gus is very professional, honest and his customer service is amazing. He explained everything to me so I knew exactly what he had done. I would recommend him to anyone
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Marcus W.
The gentleman at Mister Transmission was incredibly helpful and professional. He looked at my car and diagnosed that the problem wasn't the transmission itself, but likely the transmission computer.  He then helped me contact the dealer to confirm that the model had been having problems.  Rather than charging me for the repairs, he worked with me to get me the best deal.  He put the customer ahead of the bottom line, and I couldn't be more grateful for his work ethic.
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M Rashid
These guys are very helpful, I did not have any work done here but he still helped me on phone and answer my questions about transmission in the car I was going to buy.
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