Working in wheel repair in Hampton Roads, VA, Norfolk, VA, and Newport News, VA, we’re very passionate about car repair. Especially as hot as it is outside, it’s important to make sure your car is running smoothly and won’t break down at a moment’s notice. That’s why it’s a great idea not only to check your rims but your transmission as well. With that in mind, here are 5 signs you could have transmission trouble.
1. Gear Slipping
Does it feel like your car changes gears for no reason? Your gears could be slipping. This also may be accompanied by a change in sound from your engine.
2. Shifting Problems
If your gear shifts feel rough or your car doesn’t want to shift, you could have transmission trouble. This is also could be the case if you have trouble accelerating.
If you have leaks constantly, your transmission could be in trouble. Your transmission system should never be leaking fluid. To test this, put cardboard under your parked car to see if the leaks are current.
4. The Check Engine Light is On
If it’s on, it can be a sign of many different issues. No matter what, if your check engine light is on, it should be looked into. This may indicate early signs of transmission trouble if you can’t tell yet.
5. Shaking and Grinding
If you have manual transmission, you may notice grinding when shifting, while if you have automatic transmissions it might shake or feel jarring when you’re changing gears. Either way, it’s important to get it checked out if you have shaking or grinding at all.
Need More Car Help?
While we don’t specialize in transmission repair, we offer a variety of services to make sure your car is running smoothly. Craft Repair Services is your one-stop-shop for complete machining, welding, fabricating, wheel & rim repairs, drive line service, hydraulic cylinder repair, and custom work in Hampton Roads, VA. If you need help with this, don’t hesitate to contact us.