Common Transmission Problems

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Your car’s transmission could be the most expensive thing you will need to repair, but you can save some money by catching transmission problems before they get out of hand. This will mean keeping an eye and an ear out for these common transmission issues.

Slipping Gears

If you have an automatic transmission, your car will shift gears as you accelerate. You will most likely hear or feel this if you’re accelerating quickly enough, but it should be a smooth transition regardless of how fast you’re driving. If isn’t smooth or you actually slip into a lower gear without warning, you almost certainly have a transmission issue that needs to be fixed sooner rather than later.

Leaking Fluids

Leaking fluids are never a good sign when it comes to automobiles, so you should bring your car into your shop if you notice anything at all. If you want to be sure that what you’re leaking is transmission fluid, simply place a dry piece of cardboard underneath your car where you think the fluid is leaking. If it is a red color, you’re leaking transmission fluid and should start looking for the kind of transmission shop Chicago has all over the city.

Delayed Shifting

If you shift your car into drive from park and there’s a significant pause, there’s a good chance that there is something wrong with your transmission. A vehicle with a reliable transmission should shift into gear almost immediately, so any pause should be checked out before it gets any worse.

Check Engine Light

Your car’s “Check Engine” light can switch on for a number of reasons that aren’t related to your transmission, but if it turns on when you notice any of the above issues, you can bet that your transmission is in need of repair.

For more information about possible transmission problems or if you need to schedule an appointment with the best transmission shop Chicago has to offer, contact S-O-S Transmissions at 708-344-1760 or visit them online at For more information about these services click here.