You may not be a transmission repair expert, but you know when it is not functioning as it should. You feel the gear shift jiggle in your hand, or you hear a grinding noise that cannot be accounted for. This is a story of how you know when it is time to visit your local transmission service technician for help.
#1: The Transmission Must Be Smooth
Every shift in your transmission involves a momentary loss of power, a shift of the gears from one to another and the car picking up speed again. If any shift of your transmission is not smooth, creates a noise, or causes the car to jerk, is a sure sign the unit has been damaged.
#2: Schedule Transmission Service Annually
The transmission is the most-expensive part of your vehicle, and it is so expensive that is may cause you quite a lot of headaches over the life of the vehicle. Spending money on transmission service is far better than spending it on costly transmission repairs. The fluid in the transmission will be checked, and the unit itself may be adjusted to ensure the gears all match one another.
#3: When is Transmission Repair a Must?
Repair should be scheduled as soon after a problem is noticed. You cannot drive for miles with a grind in the gears as it will only get worse. Don't allow the problem to continue to grow.
The large gearbox under your vehicle carries with it all your ability to drive. You cannot drive effectively when it is functioning at a fraction of its abilities. Pay attention to how it feels and sounds the next time you shift into a new gear out on the road.
Looking at a pending transmission repair? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Kestner Automotive today for more information about transmission service and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Columbia, SC, and the surrounding area.