It is a well-known fact that manual transmissions are less complex and easier to manage compared to automatic transmissions. Unfortunately, most people prefer automatic gears due to the fact that they are easier to drive. These cars easily have problems over time if not properly maintained as automatic systems are very sensitive. We will be looking at gearbox issues on an automatic car and how to deal with them to prevent further damages.
Most people just hear about car transmissions and always wonder what it is. In simple terms, a car’s transmission is a complex system which controls the application of power from the engine to the driveshaft. So you can see that your cars tranny plays a very major role in the movement of your car. The engine produces power while the tranny controls and transmits the power to the driveshaft. It has several parts interconnected together that are always moving, rubbing and heating up thus subjecting it to more wear and tear than any system in the car.
Repairs associated with these systems are most times expensive so it’s always wise to pay attention to them and also deal with any faults early. Faults such as lack of response when accelerating/shifting delays, leaking fluid, check engine light, burning smell, oil with metal particles, car refusing to go into gear, transmission noisy in neutral are the most common complaints we receive from customers and should never be ignored. It is important to note here that some faults mentioned above can also be caused by other systems in the car, for example, your check engine light coming, lack of response when accelerating can also be caused by other components. However, faults like burning smell, metal particles in oil, shifting delays etc are faults that are pointing directly to your transmission.
Delays in gear shifting can be addressed sometimes by simply replacing the gear oil but if this does not fix the fault you should visit a professional mechanic immediately. Major issues are likely to occur if your transmission is not well maintained or symptoms of a problem are not inspected immediately by a professional.
Adhering to the recommended maintenance procedures and schedule intended to prevent problems will help your transmission last longer, perform better and require fewer repairs over its lifespan. If you are not sure about when to service your gearbox and need clarification as regards issues you may be experiencing, please click here and drop a message or call us.