The transmission of your car ensures you are able to drive smoothly and handles shifting gears as the vehicle accelerates or decelerates. If you notice a problem with your vehicle’s transmission, it should be looked at immediately by a Sun Auto Service Transmission Expert to prevent the problem from becoming worse. These are three of the most common signs that your transmission may need to be serviced or replaced.
- Slipping Gears
If your vehicle changes gears when you are not accelerating or decelerating, you may be experiencing slippage. For example, you may notice your vehicle struggling to go up hills or accelerating sluggishly. The RPM meter on your dashboard may read higher than usual.
While slipping is certainly an indication that the transmission is in need of attention, it does not necessarily indicate the transmission is failing. However, it is important to get the problem checked out as soon as possible so that it can be repaired.
- Difficulty Shifting Gears
If you have a manual transmission, you may notice that your gearshift has become sticky and difficult to move. If the gearshift is suddenly hard to push into position, or if it frequently grinds when you shift, it could indicate a problem with the clutch.
You may also notice difficulty shifting if you drive an automatic transmission. You may experience delays when shifting into forward or reverse, or the vehicle may seem like it is struggling to accelerate.
- A Vehicle Warning Light
A declining transmission is one of the many indications that may be associated with the “check engine” light switching on in your vehicle. Even if it seems like nothing is wrong with your car or truck, the appearance of a warning light is a sign that you need to get your vehicle checked out by a professional.
If your vehicle experiences even one of the above symptoms or difficulties, call Sun Auto Service today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert transmission technicians.