Think Your Transmission May Be Failing? We Can Help.
Your vehicle's transmission is one of the most intricate and expensive components of your vehicle. The transmission directs power from the engine and delivers it to the wheels, which allows your car to move.
Seemingly small problems with your transmission can quickly escalate into significant — and costly — repairs. At the first sign of trouble, trust a transmission expert to take a look at it.
Top Warning Signs of a Failing Transmission
A lack of engagement when shifting, or the inability to stay in gear while driving, are signs of a slipping transmission. Other symptoms include high RPMs and delays in acceleration.
Low Transmission Fluid
Low transmission fluid can be the result of leaks, age, or contamination. It can cause particle buildup and dryness that can lead to the grinding of components, overheating, and transmission failure.
Abnormal Noises and Smells
A healthy transmission is a quiet transmission. Whining, buzzing, rumbling, growling, or a heavy "clunk" or "thud" are frequently sounds which can signal concern. Additionally, any burning smell likely indicates trouble.
Warning Lights or Check Engine Light
There are hundreds of codes that can trigger your check engine light. This light can indicate a minor problem — like a loose gas cap — or a more serious problem that may involve your transmission. These codes and the accompanying problems should never be ignored.
Trouble Shifting Gears
The clutch pedal cannot be pushed down or drops to the floor when pressed. Other signs stemming from transmission issues may include gears that cannot be changed or the gear shift that suddenly will not move.
Loss of Power or Vehicle is Inoperable
Your car will start, and the engine sounds normal, but your vehicle won't move.
Preventative Transmission Practices
- Regular, seasonal maintenance
- Always use your emergency or parking brake when parking (on level ground or hills).
- Don't shift while the car is moving
- Vehicles that run hot may damage not only your engine, but also your transmission
- Towing beyond your vehicle's weight capacity
We're Here to Help
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms of a failing transmission, let our experts help. Contact us today, and our AAMCO transmission specialists will perform a computer and powertrain systems check to help determine what's going on.
The AAMCO Difference
Our AAMCO, located in Huntington Station, is a part of one of the most trusted and recognized transmission and auto repair brands in the country, with centers located across North America.
AAMCO has more than 60 years of experience servicing and repairing transmissions and has worked on more than 20 million vehicles. Customers rely on us for:
- Quality workmanship
- Superior service
- Expert technicians
- Best national warranty coverage available
- Trustworthy, honest service
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