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Central Garage Can Repair Your Transmission if It Goes Bad

Central Garage is the best auto shop in Reynoldsburg. If you are having problems with your automobile’s transmission, drive straight to our shop. One way to avoid transmission trouble is to have the transmission serviced every 30,000 miles. This allows us to change the fluid and check the parts. The following are signs that your transmission is going bad.

Goes Into Neutral

Imagine that you are driving along and all of a sudden, the check engine light turns on. Next, your vehicle slows down because it loses power. Finally, the tachometer needle sores because the engine’s RPMs increase exponentially. The transmission has just gone into neutral by itself.

Stays in First Gear

The transmission is also trying to tell you something if it remains in first gear and refuses to shift out of it. It can do this in any gear. It can also skip gears in the cycle. If any of these things are happening, your transmission needs to be serviced and repaired as soon as possible.

Will Not Respond

Ignoring the problems above, or ignoring a check engine warning, can leave your transmission completely unresponsive. In this case, the transmission will not respond when you try to put it in gear. In other words, you are stuck because you will be unable to drive your automobile.

Leaks Red Fluid

An older transmission may also start to leak red fluid. This is the color of the transmission fluid. Usually, it will drip from the transmission onto the garage floor near the center of your automobile. Leaking fluid lowers the level of fluid in the transmission. This can cause the next problem.

Gets Too Hot

Your engine will get too hot if it doesn’t have enough oil and coolant circulating through it. The same is true with the transmission. It will get too hot if it doesn’t have enough transmission fluid circulating through it. Servicing the transmission every 30,000 miles helps prevent low fluid levels.

Makes Noises

A malfunctioning transmission will also make unusual noises while you are driving your automobile. One of the most common noises it will make is humming when it is in neutral. The malfunctioning transmission may also grind the gears when it shifts them or make a clunking sound.

Finally, Central Garage in Reynoldsburg, OH, advises that your gear shifts may be extremely rough if the transmission needs to be serviced or repaired. They can be so rough that your car will shake or vibrate. Call us today if you are having transmission problems.

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