Four Times You Need to Get Your Car’s Transmission Fluid Checked

Do you know what it looks and sounds like when you have a problem with your car’s transmission fluid? Knowing the signs of trouble with your car’s transmission fluid can help you to notice what’s going on a lot sooner than if you weren’t as well informed. KS Autocare has some signs you can be on the lookout for while you’re driving your car.

You’ve Got a Transmission Fluid Puddle

Puddles of transmission fluid, no matter how big or how small they are, are not a good sign. If you are noticing any transmission fluid, make sure that you get the transmission inspected right away. Doing so as soon as you notice the fluid leaking can help to ensure that you minimize any damage that might occur because of the leak.

The Transmission Feels Wrong

You might or might not know a lot about your car’s systems and how they work together. What you probably know very well is how it feels to drive your car. As you’re driving, if you notice that the car seems to hesitate or it feels jerky as you try to accelerate, that’s a good sign that there may be something wrong with your car’s transmission fluid, because it helps to keep the transmission functional.

Or It Sounds Wrong

Your car’s transmission also has some “normal” sounds and some sounds that are anything but normal. If you’re hearing clunking, whining, or grinding sounds coming from behind you in the car’s transmission, you really need to get the transmission inspected. There could be quite a bit wrong, and transmission issues don’t correct themselves, unfortunately. They only get worse.

You’re Seeing the Check Engine Light

If you’re seeing and hearing other signs of transmission trouble and then you see the check engine light, the issue is getting a lot bigger. The check engine light is a big sign that you need to take the situation very seriously and get your car’s transmission inspected. Doing so as soon as possible can help to minimize damage to your car’s engine and may help you to save your car’s transmission as well.

Don’t wait to get help with your car’s transmission issues. KS Autocare in Elgin, IL can thoroughly assess what’s going on with your car’s transmission and let you know what it needs. From there you can make the best decision for your car and for your needs. We can help you with other auto care needs, too.

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