When your transmission starts acting up, even if it’s a small something, it is time to take the car in for a look. That sounds like the obvious thing to do, but so many people ignore small warning signs or don’t even know they might be happening. Are you one of those people? If you run a transmission into the ground, your car is going to stop for you, unexpectedly, and you will be forced to do what you have to do at that point.
Check Transmission Fluid
It can be done while the car is running and placed it in park. Finding the dipstick is the next prominent step which is commonly located on the driver’s side of the engine bay. Pulling out the dipstick you must wipe it clean and then re-dip it and then read the levels. On the stick there are visibly two different categories; hot and cold. If the car has been running for quite some time use the hot labeled side of the fluid level, if the car has just been started use the corresponding cold side of the stick. Levels should reach the full level marker if not add until the marker is matched.
You don’t want to have to replace your transmission if it can be avoided. Do you have regular maintenance performed on it? If not, that is where you need to start. Also, you need to realize your options when it comes to transmission services. If you do need yours replaced, is it going to be under warranty? The right car auto transmission shop in your area will always know what to do.
All you really have to do is know where to take that car for a tune-up, and of course you need to know you are in good hands in case other problems arise, too. Are you ready to find out what transmission shops are in your area? Maybe you aren’t used to taking your car in for a tune-up. But give us a call at 732-303-0175. Ask us. You’ll hear what you want hear from transmission service expert.