TOP SIGNS YOU MAY NEED TRANSMISSION REPAIR

|
01/26/2023
Transmission Repair
Contents

Be aware of the signs that your transmission needs repair to start scouting out the right repair shop and put money aside to get the job done.

As your car ages, staying current on regular maintenance can help limit unexpected repairs. Mr. Transmission/Milex Complete Auto Care can help you stay abreast of maintenance and fix problems as they arise. While rotating the tires and changing the oil solves basic issues when your car is new, your vehicle will require more intensive repair as the miles tick up. Whether it’s changing the shocks or struts, replacing the timing belt, or installing a new car battery, older cars are going to need some fixes along the way.

What is the Transmission?

The transmission is your car’s gearbox. It controls how much power is transferred to the wheels. Today, most car transmissions are comprised of five or six gears that change automatically as a car accelerates and decelerates. Automatic transmissions have built-in tools to change gears, which helps alleviate the chances of human error. Some people still prefer the control of a vehicle with a manual transmission. Transmissions help decrease fuel consumption and prevent the engine from getting overloaded.

The transmission is one of your automobile's most complicated and critical components. Fixing a transmission requires specialized training and skill. The average automatic transmission in modern cars can be expected to last up to 200,000 miles, but many last longer with proper care. A new transmission ranges in price between $2,900 and $7,100, according to Kelley Blue Book.

Pay Attention to Warning Signs

Because rebuilding or replacing a transmission can be costly and requires a highly trained mechanic, it’s important to look out for signs your transmission might be on the fritz so you can be prepared.

Gear slippage. A vehicle's automatic transmission should change gears on its own as you slow down and speed up. If you notice any problems with the car changing gears, it’s time to visit a mechanic. The most obvious sign of a problem is if the car feels like it is slipping out of gear. Another warning sign is if your car feels like it isn’t kicking into gear at the normal time. If your car shakes as it changes gears, that’s also a cause for concern and should be reported to a mechanic.

Burning smell. If you notice a burning smell, it’s likely your transmission fluid is degraded and needs to be flushed to prevent damage to the engine.

Fluid leak. If your car is leaking a reddish-brown liquid, it’s likely to be transmission fluid. Low transmission fluid can lead to failure if the problem isn’t fixed in a timely manner.

Strange noise. Turn down the music every once and a while and listen to your car as you drive. Any humming, whining, or clunking could be a bad sign. If you hear a strange noise coming from under the hood, it’s time to pay a visit to your local co-branded Milex/Mr. Transmission to get our mechanics to take a closer look.

Check-engine light. Most new vehicles have advanced warning systems to alert owners that there may be a problem. A faulty transmission should trigger the check-engine light to come on — don’t ignore it. When the light comes on, there’s an easy way to diagnose the cause. An OBD-II reader is available for purchase at most auto part supply stores. The reader will run a quick diagnostic and provide a code to tell you what’s wrong with your vehicle to give you an idea of what to expect when you visit the mechanic to fix the problem.

Visit Your Local Mr. Transmission/Milex

For more than 66 years, Mr. Transmission has been helping older cars stay on the road. It is one of the largest automotive transmission franchises in the United States. Mr. Transmission joined the Moran Family of Brands umbrella in 1990, and our co-branded Milex/Mr. Transmission locations provide customers with a one-stop shop designed to cover all your car care needs.

If you are seeing signs your transmission may need repair, schedule an appointment at your local Mr. Transmission/Milex today.

Contents

Let's Talk

Single Post Form

A contact us form.

Name
Address

related blogs

11/15/2023
BEAT THE CHILL: WINTER CAR PREP

Winter in the United States is no joke for many parts of the country. The snow, ice, and biting cold can be a real challenge, especially for our cars. But with a little bit of prep, you can ensure your vehicle is ready to face the frosty months ahead. Here are Milex Mr. Transmission's recommendations […]

Read More
06/08/2023
FIVE RED FLAGS OF LOW TRANSMISSION FLUID

Recognizing the red flags of low transmission fluid levels is crucial for preserving the performance and longevity of your vehicle's transmission system. Mr. Transmission Milex Complete Auto Care have symptoms to keep on your radar. MAINTAINING CAR FLUIDS Fluids play a crucial role in the proper functioning of various systems and components in a car. […]

Read More
04/27/2023
SUMMERTIME RULES OF THE ROAD

As you stock up on sunscreen and prep for fun in the sun, Mr. Transmission Milex Complete Auto Care has a handy list of road trip tips to follow to stay safe this summer. And we’re here to make sure your car is ready for high temperatures. ROAD TRIP TIPS Memorial Day weekend kicks off […]

Read More
04/06/2023
COPING WITH TRAFFIC AND DRIVING SHORT DISTANCES

Frequently driving in stop-and-go traffic or regularly taking short rides to the grocery store can harm your vehicle. Take your car to Mr. Transmission Milex Complete Auto Care for regular maintenance to ensure it continues to run efficiently. Effects of Traffic and Short Drives The average one-way commute time for American workers is 27.6 minutes, […]

Read More
10/11/2022
TAKE ACTION IF VEHICLE HAS FLOOD DAMAGE

As the winds and rain die down from the country’s latest hurricane, residents in hard-hit areas are heading out to assess the damage. If your car sustained flood damage during Hurricane Ian, Mr. Transmission Milex has a checklist to follow after the danger passes and the water recedes. Flooding can cause extensive damage to vehicles, […]

Read More
08/05/2022
CAR MAINTENANCE DURING EXTREME HEAT

Summertime temperatures can do a number on your vehicle. Mr. Transmission Milex Complete Auto Care has some tips to keep your car running smoothly during the hot summer months. If you’ve complained about high temperatures this summer, you’re not alone. As Europe battled an unprecedented heat wave last month, temperatures in the United States are […]

Read More
08/05/2022
TIPS FOR WHEN YOUR CAR WON'T START

If you turn the key in your car’s ignition and you get crickets, don’t despair. Mr. Transmission Milex Complete Auto Care has some steps you can take to solve the problem if your car won’t start before you resort to calling a tow truck. Whether you are on your way to work or headed to […]

Read More
05/20/2022
SIMPLE STEPS HELP SAVE MONEY AT THE PUMP

As gas prices reach record highs, service technicians at Mr. Transmission/Milex Complete Auto Care have some tips to help you save money at the pump. Reverberations from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are being felt across the globe. While Americans rally to support the Ukrainian citizens and rush to provide aid to help stem the humanitarian […]

Read More
05/20/2022
TIRE PREP FOR SUMMER

Before you head out for your summer road trip, Mr. Transmission/Milex Complete Auto Care recommends making sure your tires are ready to hit the pavement. Prior to packing your bags and stocking up on road trip snacks, it’s important to make sure your tires are ready for the trip. The condition of your tires will […]

Read More
12/28/2021
KOK EARNS MR. TRANSMISSION’S FRANCHISEE OF THE YEAR HONOR

Longtime Moran Family of Brands franchise owner George Kok received the 2021 Franchisee of the Year honor for the impact he is making on the Mr. Transmission brand. George Kok began his tenure with Moran in 1981, when he started working at the Mr. Transmission in Louisville, Kentucky. He worked as a center manager and […]

Read More
1 2 3 11
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram