The transmission of your vehicle is a crucial component that assists your vehicle in shifting gears so it can achieve the performance you’re looking for. Of course, considering the numerous moving parts that make up your transmission, if something is misaligned, worn, or broken—it could cause some issues that will affect your performance.

It’s important to have a sense of the most common transmission problems so you can tell when you’ll need service and repairs. At Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Vista, we’re here to list off common transmission problems for drivers throughout Vista, Escondido, and Carlsbad so they can plan ahead.


Common Transmission Problems

There are plenty of ways that your transmission can experience problems that require professional repair. Transmission fluid plays an important part in your transmission’s performance because not only does it lubricate the parts to ensure they move smoothly, but it also acts as a hydraulic fluid. A lot of transmission problems stem from leaking fluid, which can be detected with bright red liquid pooling under your car.

Another common problem and repair is replacing accessible parts. Due to the constant movement, any part can easily become loose, broken, or worn, so ensuring that the part is replaced or properly secured is important.

Signs That You Need Transmission Repair

Luckily, there are some pretty obvious signs that indicate that you’re experiencing transmission problems, and you don’t have to be a certified technician to detect them. When you experience one of these issues, you’ll know to schedule transmission repair to correct the problem.

Keep an eye out for:

  • Grinding and shaking while driving
  • Lack of gear engagement or delayed movement
  • Noises: whining, clunking, humming, and grinding
  • Car slips in and out of gear
  • Burning smell from under the hood
  • Low or leaking fluid

Scheduling Transmission Repair & Keeping Up with Transmission Maintenance

If you’ve experienced any of the signs listed above, you’ll want to seek out an inspection for your transmission so the problem can be properly diagnosed, and the right service can be provided to ensure you have a smooth ride. Of course, you can always stay ahead of any transmission problems by having it inspected regularly.

When your transmission is inspected regularly, it gives our technicians a chance to get a sense of the condition of the components so we can know when you’ll need those parts replaced. Checking the transmission fluid levels is crucial as well, so you can know if you need more fluid or if your fluid is becoming dirty and less effective at performing its functions.

Regular service can actually help you avoid some common transmission problems that will prevent your vehicle performing at its best and most efficient!

Have you experienced any of the signs listed above? Has it been awhile since your last vehicle inspection? Schedule your service with us at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Vista. We’ll make sure that your vehicle is ready to take on the streets of Vista, Escondido, and Carlsbad at its best!

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