Your transmission is one of the most important parts of your car, and is one of most the structurally complicated components. It contains hundreds of sophisticated hydraulics and computer controlled electronic parts, which work together to change gears within your engine while driving. Transferring the engine’s power to the wheels creating the beauty of the moving car. Today’s transmissions, particularly whose with front wheel drive technology or computerized systems, are complicated and can be extremely costly to fix. It it is important to regularly service your vehicle and get your fluids changed as necessary to help maintain your vehicle’s transmission either manual or automatic in order to avoid any major malfunction or a faulty transmission, which can also prevent dangerous situations while driving.
Warning signs of a bad transmission
Fluid Leaks: Leaking transmission fluid is probably one of the easiest ways to determine your car needs attention. A little fluid on your driveway can quickly turn into a huge and expensive car problem. Transmission fluid is crucial to your car’s shifting capabilities and is bright red and sweet or tart smelling, unlike oil or gas.
Warning Light Activates: Most newer cars have sensors that will pick up irregularities and trigger your vehicle’s computer system to report there is a problem in a particular area with the use of lights.
Strange Smells: Generally transmission fluid has a slightly sweet or tart odor. Should you start to notice a burning odor then it may be time to get your fluid changed.
Odd Sounds: If you have a manual transmission, a very common warning sign is an abrupt grinding noise or harsh feeling when you shift into a new gear.
Delay in Movement: A delay from your vehicle may mean you are having transmission issues. Transmissions were designed to go into the correct gear each time, and if there is issues then this usually is a sign that your car is having problems with the transmission. Manual transmissions will act up as you’re shifting gears.
Why Choose St. Paul Automotive?
Many people are worried about taking their car in for a repair. Many people believe automotive repair shops will fabricate issues with your car, costing you more money. When you visit us, we promise to provide our customers with the best service on all repairs and all maintenance work. We offer a written estimate to each of our clients and will never start work on your job without your approval. Contact our mechanics to use our transmission services in St. Paul, Minnesota. We offer our drive-line services in St. Paul and surrounding areas for all makes and models.