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A friend of mine was having some car trouble and she asked me to recommend a good mechanic to her. I drew a blank because I did most of my car’s maintenance myself and the only time I take my car to a shop is if it has a factory recall on a certain part. I take really good care of my car and change its oil every two months so the engine stays relatively clean.
I found a shop that was close to her house. They claimed to be the Seattle differential repair experts. I looked up their reviews online and they were pretty good. I went with her when she took the car in and stood by her when they were explaining what was wrong and how much it would take to fix it. They seemed to know what they were doing and they were real honest about their work practices and prices. I was impressed by their level of customer service and I even considered taking my car to them if I really needed some work done.
My roommate has a tendency to not take care of his things until it’s too late, which has really screwed him over time and time again. It’s a pretty irresponsible way to deal with things, but worst of all, it’s how he’s dealt with all of his cars, and I feel like it’s cost him way more money in the long run than it should have.
He finally took his car in for a Seattle transmission flush and, not surprisingly, they found some additional problems with his car. Because there’s so many issues that he’s finally deciding to get around to dealing with, I’ve been forced to chauffeur him around because he doesn’t have any other way to get to work. Luckily, he’s said he’ll cover rent entirely this month as reward, so I’m putting up with it for now.
Next to the engine itself, the most important of internal car systems is the transmission. Transmission problems have a direct impact on your car engine’s efficiency and smoothness of operation. To diagnose any problems with this crucial car system, one needs to be aware of transmission problem symptoms. That is the primary subject of discussion in this article. A glance through this Buzzle article will acquaint you with all the signs that indicate an impending transmission failure.
Without the transmission, your car would run only at a single speed. It is the transmission that makes speed variation possible using torque generated by the car engine. Now there are two types of transmission systems available. Most of modern cars have a built in automatic transmission system, where the gear changing is managed by the car itself. Otherwise, most older cars have a manual transmission.
Symptoms Indicating Transmission Issues
If you don’t want to be ripped off by car repair shops, you need to know how to carry out transmission problem diagnosis. An accurate diagnosis requires knowledge of the inner workings of the transmission. It would be a good idea to get hold of a Hayne’s manual, specific to your car model. It will provide you with an overview of automatic transmission working and also provide some maintenance tips. Here are the most common symptoms that one needs to watch out for.
Rough Shifting of Gears
One of the prime symptoms is rough shifting of gears. Instead of a smooth gear transmission, you will find that the transmission is bumpy. If you notice this happening repeatedly, it is time to get the transmission checked.
If you notice that the gears are delayed in getting engaged and there is a latent response from the transmission, the reason might indicate a problem with the gear box. This condition may be a result of multitude of causes. One of the most likely causes might be low transmission fluid.
Murky Transmission Fluid
If you notice that the transmission fluid is looking murky, it means that a lubrication fluid replacement is on the cards. An immediate transmission fluid change is recommended.
One of the most common problems with car transmission is recurrent slipping when changing gears. Transmission slipping can result from low levels of lubrication fluid or structural failure. This is one of the prime problems that plague an automatic transmission. This car problem needs to be addressed as soon as possible.
Transmission Fluid Leak
Checking transmission fluid should be a part if your regular car maintenance schedule. A leaking of the transmission fluid is one of the major indicators of imminent automatic and manual transmission problems. Make sure that you get the fluid replaced, as without it, the system will eventually break down. Lubrication is an essential need of every working machine part and the most essential necessity of the transmission.
Due to prolonged wear and tear of gears due to low transmission fluid levels, knocking noise may be heard. This noise is indicative of imminent transmission failure. A transmission fluid refill may take care of the problem quite easily.
At the slightest indication of any of these signs of impending transmission failure presenting themselves, you should visit Transmission Repair Seattle, as soon as possible. Delay in doing so, will ultimately result in costly car repairs. Make it a point to include car transmission checkup, in your regular car maintenance schedule. Call us at 206-624-1859.
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