Underneath the body of every automobile lies a number of complex systems and components that all play critical roles in the way a vehicle functions. Nevertheless one of the most fundamental systems that can be found within the structure of a vehicle is your car’s transmission.

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A car transmission system basically functions by using gears and gear trains to provide speed and torque which are converted from a rotating power source onto another device. In motor vehicles the transmission generally connects to the engine’s crankshaft via a flywheel and or clutch coupled with fluid and its primary purpose is to permit the wheels at either end of an axle to rotate at different speeds as it changes the direction of rotation.

Over time a car’s transmission can sustain more wear and tear than most other systems or components of the vehicle. This mainly happens as a result of heat and friction produced by frequently moving and interacting components. With that said major issues are bound to arise if a car’s transmission is not well maintained and/or symptoms of a problem are not checked by a professional soon after they develop.

With driving a car everyday you know its capabilities and the way it operates so when something is not right you can immediately recognize you have an issue. A car’s transmission system is no different from any other malfunctioning system or component within the vehicle and there are a few signs that indicate to a driver when something is not right with their car’s transmission.

Have you ever noticed while driving your car that it has a slight delay, refuses to go into gear or stays in gear way too long? Well if you have then you definitely have an issue.

With automatic transmissions from the moment a driver shifts from park to drive or reverse the car should immediately go into the selected gear. The same response issue could also occur in manual transmissions where after shifting into gear the engine’s RPMs will surge but the car won’t move as fast as the engine sounds like it’s going. This is usually a transmission concern and is definitely cause to get your transmission inspected.

It may prove difficult to pinpoint a particular sound that says a vehicle is having a problem but one thing for certain if you hear a humming, buzzing or whining sound in an automatic car that is a signal that something is off in the transmission. In a manual car the sound may differ slightly as it would be louder and more abrupt and drivers also experience a clunking sound whenever they change a gear.

Another very popular telltale sign that your transmission is in trouble is a leak. Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) acts as the ‘blood’ of a transmission system as it lubricates, cleans and conditions the seals and acts as hydraulic fluid within the system. If this fluid gets too low the engine will seize up and stop working completely. So getting this repaired as soon as possible is the best course of action since it could potentially damage itself enough to break down completely resulting is an expensive replacement.

Your time may be limited or you may not have the cash to spare however it is always best to get any issue with your vehicle diagnosed and repaired promptly. This can save you plenty of time and money in the future and also puts your mind at ease while driving on roads. Contact us today for more information.