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3 Common Car Transmission Problems You Should Attend To

By H&H Admin

Not only does the transmission on your car handle the shifting gears of your car as it accelerates and decelerates, but it also ensures you of a smooth comfortable ride. 

You should immediately have your car looked at by a professional should you notice any problems with your car’s transmission.  Failure to do so will result in the problem worsening and of course, that only means one thing – more money out of your pocket.

Here are the three most common signs that your transmission may need replacement or attention:

  1. Vehicle Warning Light

A deteriorating transmission is one of the numerous indications that are associated with the “check engine” light which comes on when you turn on the ignition of your vehicle.   This is why it is important to pay attention to all the warning lights which stay lit on your dashboard.  A qualified technician will know what to look for, even if you haven’t started experiencing problems with your vehicle.

2. Slipping Gears

Slipping gears is a clear indication of a problem with your car’s transmission. Your gear slipping out of position while you are driving or when your car is stationary is reason for concern, particularly if you are struggling to go up hills or if your car accelerates sluggishly.

3. Difficulty Shifting Gears

In manual cars, a problem with your transmission could also present as follows:

  •             Gearshift is becomes sticky
  •             Gearshift is difficult to move
  •             There is an awful grinding noise when you try to shift gears

In an automatic transmission, you may experience delays when shifting into Drive or Reverse.

In both instances, your car may struggle to accelerate.

The best possible course of action is to attend to any problems which may arise with your vehicle as soon as possible.

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