There is no question that a good car transmission service is worth its weight in gold, because if you ignore your transmission then you can be up for thousands of dollars in repairs. It is fair to say that replacing your transmission is one of the most expensive repairs you can do and sometimes, it is less costly to just call it a day and buy another car.
Booking in for a regular car transmission service however, can seriously extend the life of your car, by locating and fixing any small problems that may arise, before they become out of hand.
To help you keep on top of any potential problems with your transmission, here are five signs that indicate you need to book in for a car transmission service as soon as possible.
1.Noises: If your car is in neutral and it is making grinding, ticking or whining noises then this can indicate big problems with your transmission. Any noises from your gear box in neutral need to be checked immediately.
2.Gears slipping: If your car isn’t changing gear smoothly and instantly then you might see high RPMs above 3500 as the engine struggles to respond or you might just feel that the engine is slow to accelerate when you depress the pedal.
3.Gears don’t engage: If you struggle to get your car into gear then you could have a transmission leak or a worn clutch (in manual cars). This will only become worse very quickly, so you need to book in straight away for a car transmission service and possible repair.
4.Engine light: If you see a red engine light on your dashboard this can mean a host of different problems, one of which could be your transmission fluid leaking. Always have your car professionally checked if you see the engine light lit on your dashboard.
5.Shaking when changing gear: If you start to feel the car shaking or jerking when you change gear, this can indicate that your transmission fluid is low or you have bigger problems.
It is always better to be safe than sorry, so if you have any of the above problems with your transmission, call Steve Sorensen on 3809 2711 and book in for a car transmission service straight away.