Why Transmission Service is Important!
We can't escape the fact that our vehicles' parts sometimes fail. When the transmission fails, we often face the difficult choice of rebuilding it or buying another vehicle. Major transmission repair issues can be prevented with early detection and proper maintenance.
Signs Your Vehicle Needs Transmission Service:
If your vehicle feels like it's struggling to move or stuck in gear for no reason, your transmission could be slipping. You might notice your car has trouble getting up-to-speed, doesn't smoothly change gears, or makes clunking noises while shifting gears. Sometimes, you might notice a delayed engagement issue where the car delays going into drive. Transmission fluid leaks are also common as the transmission gets older. Do you see brown or bright red fluid on the garage floor? Get your car to your auto shop instead of trying to refill the fluid yourself.
Why You Should Get It Serviced Now!
Driving with a transmission fluid leak isn't exactly dangerous, but doing so could severely damage other parts of your vehicle. Leaks don't repair themselves, but they can be prevented with regular maintenance. Since a worn seal is usually the reason transmission leaks occur, it is important to get it fixed as soon as possible by a transmission repair technician.
If your transmission is slipping, do not drive your vehicle! It could potentially become a road hazard since it makes your vehicle's road performance incredibly unpredictable.
How Much Will It Cost?
Transmission repair issues aren't always easy to diagnose, but a trip to the mechanic's shop can save you a lot of time, money, and stress. Catch the problem while it is small so that it only requires a minor transmission repair. Rebuilding a transmission or replacing one can cost you more than your car is worth or buying an older used car.
Transmission repairs are expensive but can be prevented with regular transmission service. If you suspect your vehicle is having transmission issues, get it to your mechanic to get it checked out.
Experiencing some transmission repair issues? 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.