When Should You Visit A Transmission Shop?

March 3, 2021 | By Mister Transmission

When Should You Visit A Transmission Shop?

Transmission shops offer services that are vital to the upkeep and maintenance of your transmission. But it’s not always convenient to visit one. When do you need the services of a transmission shop?

Visiting A Transmission Shop When You Experience Small Problems Can Ensure They Don’t Become Big Problems.

On a mechanical engineering level, the transmission really is a remarkable piece of technology. Like your vehicle’s engine, the transmission is not a single solitary item but rather a system of parts that all must work together in order to transfer power from your engine to your axles, and thus, your wheels. Because the transmission is so intricate, there’s a lot that can go wrong with it. You must keep an eye out—and more importantly, an ear out—for possible signs of transmission distress.

What should you do if you hear odd noises coming from your transmission? Unusual whirring noises or weird clunking sounds? What should you do if you feel grinding when you change gears? Or what about if you smell burning? Or how about your transmission slips into neutral after you change gears? The answer to all of these is you should visit a transmission shop. Nothing good can come from letting these problems go unchecked. However, there is something else you can do first.

A Lot Of The Problems That Involve You Having To Visit A Transmission Shop Have To Do With Transmission Fluid.

When you perceive any of the problems listed above, the first thing you can do, before visiting a transmission shop, is to check your transmission fluid (or maybe transmission oil if you drive standard). A lack of transmission fluid can cause or exacerbate pretty much any transmission problem. You should check your transmission levels regularly, even if you don’t notice any problems.

If your transmission fluid isn’t up to the right level, top it up. If the fluid is foul-smelling or opaque—as opposed to the mostly translucent, reddish look that it should have—then there’s probably something wrong with your transmission which means you should, you guessed it, visit a transmission shop. You can check your fluid on your own, but you can also have the technicians at a transmission shop do it. They will be able to better judge the quality of your fluid. Furthermore, if you find yourself having to top up your fluid every month or notice patches of fluid underneath your vehicle, then you have a leak. You will need to visit a transmission shop so they can reseal it.

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If you would like to visit one of our transmission shops, please contact us. You can search for a location near you or call our customer service line at 1-800-373-8432.

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