The transmission system is constantly exposed to both heat and stress. Thus, a conscientious vehicle owner will make sure to have frequent transmission service every 60,000 to 100,000 miles, as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. However, if you think you are starting to notice signs of your transmission going bad, take a look at the following points:

  • Shifting Problems: It may become hard to shift into gear or there could also be a random popping out of gear. The engine may start to sound like whining, or it may feel like your car is refusing to change gears, the gear shifts aren’t very smooth, and your car feels sluggish when accelerating. Sometimes you can feel or hear a noticeable “clunk” or “thud” when the car shifts gears.
  • Worn-out parts: If the components of the transmission system start to wear out, you may find yourself forcing the shifter into the next gear, causing your vehicle to lurch or jerk while shifting. Ask your mechanic to inspect the various parts of the system that may start to wear out.
  • Transmission warning light: A warning light alone doesn’t necessarily mean you have a transmission problem, but if any of the above symptoms are occurring in conjunction with the warning light don’t delay in having a professional transmission repair technician perform a diagnostic test to find a possible “error” code.
  • Major transmission failure: It is much cheaper to keep up with the recommended transmission service intervals than to wait for a major and costly repair, such as a transmission rebuild or replacement.

Do you know the signs of a transmission going bad? Contact our ASE-certified technicians at Rebel Automotive for more information about transmission service and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop serves vehicle owners in Henderson, NV, Las Vegas, NV, and North Las Vegas, NV.

Do you know the signs of transmission going bad? Following recommended transmission service intervals will help prevent major & costly transmission repair.
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Mar
2018

The transmission system is constantly exposed to both heat and stress. Thus, a conscientious vehicle owner will make sure to have frequent transmission service every 60,000 to 100,000 miles, as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. However, if you think you are starting to notice signs of your transmission going bad, take a look at the following points:

  • Shifting Problems: It may become hard to shift into gear or there could also be a random popping out of gear. The engine may start to sound like whining, or it may feel like your car is refusing to change gears, the gear shifts aren’t very smooth, and your car feels sluggish when accelerating. Sometimes you can feel or hear a noticeable “clunk” or “thud” when the car shifts gears.
  • Worn-out parts: If the components of the transmission system start to wear out, you may find yourself forcing the shifter into the next gear, causing your vehicle to lurch or jerk while shifting. Ask your mechanic to inspect the various parts of the system that may start to wear out.
  • Transmission warning light: A warning light alone doesn’t necessarily mean you have a transmission problem, but if any of the above symptoms are occurring in conjunction with the warning light don’t delay in having a professional transmission repair technician perform a diagnostic test to find a possible “error” code.
  • Major transmission failure: It is much cheaper to keep up with the recommended transmission service intervals than to wait for a major and costly repair, such as a transmission rebuild or replacement.

Do you know the signs of a transmission going bad? Contact our ASE-certified technicians at Rebel Automotive for more information about transmission service and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop serves vehicle owners in Henderson, NV, Las Vegas, NV, and North Las Vegas, NV.

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