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What Are the Most Common Transmission Problems?

When computers began to play a large role in cars, people slowly became less and less familiar with what’s under the hoods of their cars because of their inability to diagnose and correct mechanical problems. One thing that has remained constant is that even though technology has increased tremendously over the years, components of the engine and transmission are still subject to wear and tear and corresponding malfunction. At Toledo Discount, we believe that there are 5 common transmission repairs that require the specialized services of trusted professionals.

1. Lack of Response - If you have pulled out of the driveway and put the car in DRIVE and applied the gas without a response, your transmission is likely not working properly.

2. Grinding - When the transmission shifts from gear to gear, if you hear a grinding sound, your car needs attention from a transmission specialist.

3. Fluid Leak - This is most often detected in your driveway and is easily identifiable as it is red in color.

4. Slipping - If your car slips into a different gear, or into neutral, your transmission is malfunctioning and could pose a serious threat to your safety and to the safety of those on the road.

5. Check Engine Light - When this light is illuminated on your dashboard, it could be for a variety of reasons, but frequently, it is transmission related.

Transmissions are complicated components of your car and require highly trained technicians to apply appropriate measures to get the transmission running smoothly once again. Malfunctioning transmissions are much more than a nuisance. Sure they can result in poor engine performance and annoying sounds, but they can also be responsible for serious accidents as a result of an unresponsive gas pedal, or slipping gears without warning. If transmissions are serviced at first sign of failure, they can sometimes be fixed without having to be totally replaced. The experts at Toledo Discount are prepared to handle any transmission problem you’re having, so contact us today to request service!

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