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  • Writer's pictureBilly Hillmuth

Signs that Your Transmission is in Trouble

Updated: Aug 6, 2021

Your vehicle’s transmission is one of its essential components that allows it to run. Without a working transmission, you won’t get very far, so we’re talking about some of the most common signs that something is amiss with your vehicle’s transmission. Let’s take a look.

The Fluid is Leaking.

No matter which kind of transmission you have, a leak is not a good thing. Transmission fluid can range in color from brown to red, so if you’re seeing a puddle every time you drive away, you should bring your car into our shop right away. Though you may be tempted to refill the fluid yourself, overfilling it can lead to serious consequences. It’s best to leave it to the professionals. Not to mention the fact that the leak itself should also be addressed so that it doesn’t persist.

A Slippery Transmission is No Good.

If you have an automatic transmission, a slippery transmission will change from one gear to another without an apparent need. The engine may also emit strange noises and struggle with normal driving conditions like sloped terrain. For the most part, you shouldn’t notice your transmission doing too much during your drive. If switching gears becomes a whole production complete with strange sights and sounds, then it’s time to get it checked out.

The Light is On.

One of the simplest, clearest ways to know whether or not a serious problem is occurring with your transmission depends on whether or not the dashboard light is on. That is to say, if the warning light for your transmission comes up on your dashboard, you need to get it checked out immediately. This is especially true if the light is coming on along with any of the symptoms listed above.

Bring Your Vehicle in to Our Auto Repair Shop!

If you’re worried about your vehicle’s transmission, then bring your vehicle into one of our auto repair shops throughout Maryland. We are conveniently located in Gaithersburg, Clarksville, Glenwood, and Columbia, Maryland. If you’re looking for a place to bring your vehicle for transmission repair, you’ve come to the right place. Contact us today for more information and to set up an appointment.

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