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4 signs your automatic transmission is about to fail

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips, Vehicle Maintenance on Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 at 9:51 pm
Transmission in a car

Signs of a Bad Transmission

With the manual transmission slowly fading away in the sunset, many drivers are choosing the ease of an automatic shifting transmission. Clearly the automatic transmission has many advantages over the manual thus the reason why the manual is quickly becoming a thing of the past. An automatic transmissions advantages are pretty clear, drivers can focus more on the road, drive with one hand, there is no need for constant shifting in stop-and-go traffic and countless other reasons. As your car gets older, so does your transmission and it’s just like any other component in your vehicle, it needs service or it will eventually stop working properly. How do you know when your automatic transmission is about to fail you? These 4 signs of a bad transmission will help you determine if your transmission is going bad.

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Transmission flush service

4 Signs Your Transmission is Failing

  1. Your transmission is slipping. If your vehicle feels like it’s trying to change gears on it’s own and you can’t stop it, that’s a classic sign of a bad transmission.
  2. Shifting is rough. This common symptom of a failing transmission is easily noticed. If your transmission is having a tough time shifting into other gears, or refusing to do so completely, you’ve got a bad transmission and it’s time to schedule an appointment at your local dealership.
  3. Shifting is delayed. Another common and easily noticed sign of a bad transmission is delayed shifting. When you shift your vehicle from park to drive is there a delay? If so, you’ve just noticed one of the 4 signs of a bad transmission and it’s time to take your vehicle to the nearest automotive service department.
  4. Transmission fluid is leaking. First of all, your transmission fluid should never leak so if you notice it dripping or their is a wet spot underneath your vehicle, it’s time for some vehicle maintenance. The leak should be repaired and sealed before it causes any more serious and costly problems.

Read More: What are the symptoms of low transmission fluid?

Billion Auto Group hopes these 4 classic signs of a failing transmission will help you notice the problem before it becomes an expensive repair to fix. If you’ve noticed any of these problems happening to your vehicle, stop into, or schedule an appointment for transmission service in Bozeman, MT at Billion Auto Group and we’ll help you get back on the road in a smooth-shifting vehicle.

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