How Do I Know If My Transmission Is Working Properly?

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If you are concerned about how well your transmission is performing then there are a couple of things you can try at home. First, drive your car around under normal speeds and normal acceleration then when you get the chance give it some light acceleration and then some heavy acceleration. When doing this, try to pay attention to the quality of your shifts and the timing because it can potentially tell you a lot. Be sure to also check your transmission fluid because that could be a simple indicator of what needs to be done to repair your transmission.

A lot of mechanics have a checklist of 10 or more items when it comes to finding out the issue with your transmission. However, a lot of the late model transmissions require a scan of some of the computer components to determine if your transmission needs to be replaced or rebuilt. If you feel like there is something wrong with your transmission, whether it be manual or automatic, the mechanics at 2J’s Automotive will be more than happy to give your car a free diagnostic test ($80 value) to determine what needs to be done to your car’s transmission.

Feel free to ask the experts at 2J’s Automotive about your transmission so you can be more knowledgeable when it comes to diagnosing your own car. A transmission can be an expensive repair because similar to the vehicle’s engine it should last the entire lifetime of the vehicle, but it’s pretty obvious that isn’t always the case. Anything from overheating to lack of fluids and lubrication can cause a number of issues to some of your car’s major components.

The longer you wait to replace or rebuild your transmission could end up costing you more over time so bring it in to 2J’s Automotive before it becomes a serious problem. Call 817-232-9866 with any questions you may have.

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