The transmission is one of your vehicle's most complex systems. It transfers power from the engine and controls the overall movement of the vehicle as that power is sent out to the wheels. The system that connects the transmission to the wheels is better known as the "drivetrain," and it is also a very intricate system of vital components including differentials, axles, wheel bearings, u-joints and more.
What to Do if You Have Transmission Problems
If you have transmission or drivetrain problems, your car may not run properly or it may not move at all. At the first sign of transmission issues, you'll want to get the vehicle inspected by a professional technician as soon as possible. The good news is that Fox Run Auto in Bear, DE has you covered for all your transmission and drivetrain repair needs.
Because these vehicle systems are so complex, there are any number of things that can go wrong within the transmission or drivetrain connections. In many cases, a minor part can get worn out or come loose. If detected early, you may only need minor transmission repairs or a standard transmission service. However, one bad component can lead to major transmission and drivetrain issues if not addressed soon enough. It's kind of a chain reaction if one thing isn't working properly. If left unfixed, the entire transmission could be damaged beyond repair. It can be very costly to rebuild or replace the transmission or major drivetrain components.
Signs of a Failing Transmission
There are some common symptoms that you can look for that might signify something is wrong within your transmission or drivetrain system. If you notice any of these issues, you'll want to bring your vehicle into Fox Run Auto for diagnostic testing and a thorough inspection.
• Leaking Transmission Fluid (usually bright red in color)
• Low or Unusually Dark/Burnt Transmission Fluid
• Gears Slipping or Grinding
• Vehicle Not Moving or Feeling Sluggish When in Gear
• Engine Stalls Out
• Strange Grinding or Whining Noises When Vehicle is Running
• Burning Smell
• Dashboard Warning Lights
Transmission and Drivetrain Services at Fox Run Auto
It is important to have your transmission serviced at regular intervals, usually every 30,000-60,000 miles. A routine changing of the transmission fluid, transmission pan gasket and transmission filter can go a long way in improving the performance and extending the overall lifespan of your vehicle's transmission and drivetrain system.
For all your transmission services and repairs, turn to the auto repair experts at Fox Run Auto. Call us today at (302) 597-9205 or schedule your next service appointment online.