Is Reddish Fluid Leaking from under Your Vehicle?

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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