Service Your Transmission Sooner Rather Than Later
Your vehicle’s engine and transmission work hand in hand and if one starts to act poorly then it could eventually have an effect on the other. Instead of waiting for the symptoms to take place it would be wise to schedule an appointment to have your transmission looked at.
Standard and automatic transmissions have similar builds but different functions and if you think something is wrong then taking care of the problem as soon as possible would be the best course of action.
A leak in the transmission is a common early sign that you should have it serviced or repaired. Most people start to notice a puddle building up underneath their car in areas where they are parked for extended periods of time. The liquid will be a reddish brown color and it will usually be towards the front end of the car.
The next thing you should do is try to determine the seriousness of the leak. How big is it? If it’s just a small puddle with few noticeable spots then the fix can be relatively easy. If the leak is rather larger then you may need to have your transmission resealed.
The location of the leak on the transmission can also determine how much service needs to be done. In some cases you may need to have the transmission taken completely out of the car in order to stop the leak. Otherwise you may be able to apply a transmission stop-leak fluid to stop the leak.
Note: Check your make and model because some fluids work best for different transmissions.
Like with anything that goes with your vehicle, the longer you wait the more expensive the service and repair is going to be. Take care of the issue as soon as possible so you don’t have to worry about it becoming a serious problem.
The experts at 2J’s Automotive have several years experience in transmission repair, replacement and resealing. Schedule an appointment and let their mechanics take care of everything under the engine for you by first giving you’re a free diagnostic test ($80 value).
Call or contact us at 817-232-9866 if you have any questions or concerns about your transmission.