Signs You Need Transmission Repair
Transmission Not Optional
Whether your vehicle features a manual, automatic, or CVT, the transmission isn’t optional. Without a properly functioning component, you’re not likely to get very far. Before you experience complete transmission failure, heed the warning signs. Get transmission service and repair at Dynamic Automotive in Emmitsburg, Maryland. For more than a quarter-century, our certified technicians have provided excellence in mechanical repairs along with exceptional customer service. Our work is backed with a great 36-month/36,000-mile warranty. Schedule an appointment today to take care of your car’s issues and learn why our customers become friends.
Here’s Your Sign!
Perhaps you remember the popularity of a mid-1990s song, “Here’s Your Sign.” While it was meant to be funny, nothing is entertaining about transmission trouble. There are, however, signals to watch for that can help you catch problems as early as possible. These aren’t physical billboards that you can read as you drive along the road, but they’re just as good if you know what to watch for. One possible early indicator is the illuminated check engine light. While this lamp can signal various problems from sensors to exhaust, it sometimes exposes a transmission issue. We can accurately diagnose the check engine situation for you. Another giveaway is a new odd sound such as humming, clunking, or whining. You might also experience the sensation of your auto grinding or shaking as it goes through the gears. Also, you may notice a delay (as if the car is doing nothing) between the time you press the accelerator and when your auto moves, or your vehicle may be hesitant to change gears.
Slipping gears expose a serious issue, too. This means that the transmission goes in and out of gear or moves between gears on its own. That’s dangerous! If you sport a manual, you could detect a dragging clutch. That occurs when the clutch doesn’t disengage at the proper time. An ailing transmission may also present itself with a burning smell. It could be overheating. The odor is that of burning transmission fluid (especially if it’s old fluid). Finally, a puddle of reddish fluid under the vehicle likely means there’s a transmission leak, so you’ll need to have a technician take a look.
The Sign Shop
Dynamic Automotive in Emmitsburg, MD, doesn’t make or sell signs, but when it comes to transmissions, we’re definitely your sign shop. How? When you notice the first indicators of transmission trouble, bring your vehicle to us. We’ll check it out, accurately diagnose the problem, present you with viable options, and make the repairs you approve. We pride ourselves on honest, fair service, which is why we’ve won multiple awards.