As an owner of a vehicle, you need to watch for the common vehicle issues that may indicate that there is a problem with the transmission. This way, you will be able to have it repaired as soon as possible, which will allow you to stay on the road longer.
A Leak Of Transmission Fluid
Never make the mistake of assuming that older vehicles are bound to leak transmission fluid or that newer vehicles will never experience a leak. Newer vehicles can experience major problems due to excessive wear and tear or faulty parts. No vehicle, no matter the age, should leak fluid and it needs to be repaired immediately if it does. Even if the leak is a small one, you cannot rely on just checking and adding more transmission fluid when it is needed. Whatever part is causing the leak could suddenly get a lot worse and you could find that you are completely out of transmission fluid before you know it. This could cause the transmission to lock up and then instead of just getting a small part fixed or replaced, you may need to replace the entire transmission.
A Delay When Changing Gears
A vehicle without any transmission trouble will allow you to change between park, drive, and reverse without any issues. If you find that there is a delay of engagement after you switch gears, you will want to make an appointment with a transmission specialist. Before you know it, that slight delay can get a lot and the vehicle may start jerking in place when the transmission first and finally engages after switching gears. The earlier you allow a transmission specialist to take a look at the problem and resolve it for you, the easier it might be to have the problem fixed.
The Check Engine Symbol Is Now On
If the check engine symbol on the dash of your vehicle has turned on, it could be a sign that there is something amiss with your transmission. While it could also be a signal that there is something else going wrong, you really will not know until you have the codes read by a mechanic. A machine that displays the error codes will be hooked up to your vehicle in order to retrieve the codes specific to the problem that you are having. The mechanic, such as at Karry's Automotive Service Center, will then look up the codes and explain the things that will need done in order to resolve the issue.
You should now be more aware when it comes to potential transmission issues.