Warning Signs Your Transmission Needs Repairs

Warning Signs Your Transmission Needs Repairs

Transmission fluid can be surprisingly colorful, especially if you’ve never seen it before and don’t know what to expect. The color of your transmission fluid is one of the best early warning signs of transmission problems, so it is important to check your own fluid or have it checked as part of your regular vehicle maintenance program. Your transmission fluid should be changed every two to three years, or 24,000 to 36,000 miles.

Special transmission and power steering fluids are specified for your vehicle. Make certain you have selected the proper type and amount. If you prefer, have a Magic Auto center  technician change your oil and fluids while your vehicle’s in for service.

  • Check Engine Light.  The “check engine” light can be an early indicator that you should have a transmission service performed as soon as possible. 
  • Leaking Fluid.  To maintain a constant operating temperature, fluid is necessary to cool and lubricate the moving parts of a transmission. 
  • Grinding, Shaking, Whining, and Buzzing.  A common sign of trouble in a manual is a grinding sound that is abrupt and mechanical when you shift into a new gear. 
  • Lack of Response. With a manual, you may notice after shifting that the engine will rev up, but the car isn’t moving as quickly as the engine is running. This could be caused by a worn out clutch.

Magic Auto Center offers various maintenance and repair services that will save you money, time, and satisfy your manufacturer’s maintenance requirements.