If your vehicle lacks a properly functioning transmission, you're not likely to get very far. It’s probably only a matter of time until you experience a breakdown. The best way to protect your car's transmission is with routine preventive maintenance services. Specifically, you should keep the fluid monitored for sufficient amount and clean condition (usually indicated by color). Regardless, you should also follow the manufacturer's recommendation for transmission fluid exchange. Fresh, clean fluid lubricates the internal moving parts and absorbs a great deal of the heat that can damage your transmission. Although this sounds complex, transmission care doesn't have to be daunting at all. Auto Select Tuning in Brampton, Ontario, is staffed and equipped to care for all your transmission care and repair needs. You'll find us between Bramsteele and Glidden Roads at 298 Rutherford Rd S, Brampton, ON L6W 3K7. If you need preventive services or suspect your auto has transmission trouble, call us at (905) 453-4400 or use our online scheduler to make an appointment.
Signs That Your Transmission Needs Attention
While we recommend routine maintenance, you should also let us take a look at your car immediately if you notice signs of a transmission problem. The issue won't get better on its own, and it is likely to get worse if left unaddressed. Be observant of warning signals. For example, your first clue might be an illuminated check engine light on our dashboard. The light can indicate various problems, and a failing transmission is among them. We can determine the reason for the warning light, whether the culprit is your transmission or something else.
Another indicator is strange noises such as whining, humming, or clunking. You might also feel odd sensations such as grinding and shaking as your auto goes through the gears. Also, your vehicle may not move for a time after you put it in gear and press the gas. Perhaps it's hesitant to change gears.
You may notice slipping gears, the term used to describe the vehicle moving between gears or going in and out of gear on its own. That can put you in considerable danger! If you drive a manual, you may notice that the clutch isn't disengaging when it should. That's called a dragging clutch. A burning smell could point to an overheating transmission that's singeing the fluid, particularly if that fluid has aged. Last, a puddle of red fluid under the car is probably transmission fluid. That should alert you to the possibility of a transmission leak.
Your Local European Transmission Shop
Any of these symptoms should prompt you to visit Auto Select Tuning. We're your local shop for transmission repairs. Since 2009, we've helped drivers just like you, especially those who drive European makes such as Volkswagen and Audi. Don't ignore your transmission's warnings, and don't travel in search of stellar transmission repair. We're a simple phone call away at (905) 453-4400.