Does Your Vehicle Need Transmission Repair or Service?In an ideal scenario, vehicles would never need to be serviced or repaired, but unfortunately, this isn’t the case. As a car owner, you need to know what signs to look for in your vehicle that show you need to have the transmission serviced or repaired.
Specific things to look for are such as:
-You feel a lag when shifting gears
-The transmission slips between gears while driving
-The transmission slips back to neutral
-The clutch stays engaged when you shift which causes grinding noises
-There is a burned smell coming from the fluid
-Having trouble shifting gears, and experiencing grinding
All of the above are reasons for you to worry.
Here are a few types of transmission services that your vehicle might need.
There are two options for the fluid change of your vehicle. One - fluid exchange based on the specifications of the manufacturer of the vehicle. And two - transmission fluid and filter change, again, based on the recommended specifications of the manufacturer. Typically, the service is done every 30,000 miles or so.
This service entails the flushing out of sludge and grime from the transmission that might have been accumulated in it. It is done by removing the old oil, adding new one and (if necessary) cleaning solution through the transmission, and removing any and all damaging debris. And, last but not least, refilling the transmission with new oil.
Replacement or Rebuilding of the Transmission
Unfortunately, some cases are too dire and they need more invasive procedures. If the transmission begins to fail, you may need to find a good auto repair shop where you will have to have it either rebuild or replaced. In either case, try and take good care of it before this happens, because it will probably cost you a pretty penny.