When a car’s transmission has been compromised, there would be a number of reasons for it being so. Some of which could be an automatic transmission slipping where you would experiencing driving at a certain gear but suddenly feel like the car is not driving at that speed and would hear a whining sound as you drive.
Another reason could be rough shifts whereas gears change a thud would be heard when doing so. Sometimes it could also be delayed engagement of gears and fluid leaks. When this happens, the check engine light on your car lights up. It doesn’t necessarily mean that the car has a transmission problem, but with the other mentioned symptoms, it could lead to the check engine light being lit or triggered.
Transmission repairs can range from $150 to $4000 depending on the damage and if there is a need to replace the whole transmission itself. But before jumping the gun into an overhaul in transmission, one may want to consider doing their homework in transmission repair.
Importantly so, know the extent of the repair needed. By knowing this, there is a possible chance that one can save on unnecessary spending. Before heading out to the mechanic and declaring a transmission replacement know first if the repair is something that will require replacing parts of the transmission and whether the repair is still under warranty.
Nobody knows a car more than its owner. When asking a mechanic whether the repair will cost more than expected, make sure that all questions are answered and that you trust the mechanic who will do the repair or in worse case scenarios the total overhaul of the transmission.
When looking into getting a car transmission repair, also remember that proper use of the car should be observed. The transmission acts as the heart of the car. Without it, a person will just be sitting in the driver’s seat doing nothing. Without a transmission, nothing will work and moreover your idea of getting to places won’t happen.
This being said, proper care with the car’s transmission is a must for all drivers and car owners. Know when it’s time to change your transmission fluid. When this leaks, this could be one of the signs that you have a faulty transmission.
After an assessment of a mechanic on the damage one has induced to their transmission, it will be wise to be very careful and keep in mind some of the tips that would make your transmission last longer. As mentioned earlier, checking the fluids of the car is one step closer to knowing whether this could be a probable contributor to a transmission problem.
When this is done, running into other problems may not happen. Whatever noise you hear when shifting gears while driving, bear in mind that ignoring the problem will only make things worse. No matter how often you hear the noise or thud and left unchecked may lead to even bigger problems.
Shifting gears is as constant as breathing in driving. Do not however, that the way we shift gears can contribute to another transmission problem we may have. Driving smoothly and changing gears without having to jack the gear into a different level will help ease the transition from various speeds. Thus, hurting your transmission less.
When buying a car, one is always told to have the car checked on a regular basis after purchase to ensure that it performs par excellence. There is no harm in regularly having a mechanic to check on fluids, brake pads, motor condition and even a complete checkup of your transmission. Like mentioned earlier, that if the transmission is the heart of a car, a good check on its valves won’t do you harm.
In totality, the care of one’s vehicle depends on its user. When using your vehicle, whether it is an automatic or manual transmission, one should be mindful of what can damage, hurt or destroy your car’s transmission. Note that the care and maintenance of one’s vehicle begins with listening to your car.
To avoid future damage on your transmission and save your wallet from spending too much of a repair, car owners should be meticulous about the upkeep of their cars. A little problem now may cause a severe damage in the future. Rest assured that when you keep your car in check, problems such as transmission repairs and other major damage to the vehicle will be prevented. Otherwise the risk of spending a hundred to thousands of dollars will only cause stress, eat up your time and not get to use your car for the purpose it serves.