What kind of transmission does your car have? Do you drive a manual, or does your car have an automatic transmission? Either way, your car’s transmission gets worn every time you shift gears. Keeping the transmission in peak condition is essential because if something goes wrong with your transmission, that could mean being stranded somewhere having to wait on a tow truck to come and save you. Keep your transmission running smoothly with a transmission repair or service from your neighborhood auto shop, Skiles Automotive Service in Plymouth and Bremen, IN.
Any repair starts with a good inspection. When you bring your vehicle in for a transmission inspection, you can expect one of our mechanics to check your transmission fluid. When we check these fluids, we are looking at the viscosity of it and the color. Good, fresh transmission fluid should be a bright red liquid that flows like water. If the transmission fluid is instead a dark brown color that is thick like syrup, it is time for a fluid replacement. Leaving that fluid dark and dense like that can lead to your transmission seizing up, which means you can’t shift gears. Not being able to shift could cause an engine to overheat or for your car to not move at all.
Transmission Repair Plymouth IN
Skiles Automotive Service offers transmission flushes, services, repairs, and replacements. Sometimes when your transmission is acting kind of funny, the simple fix would be a fluid flush. Other times a simple part needs to be repaired, and in worst cases, the whole transmission needs to be replaced. A repair or replacement of the transmission can be a costly repair, but often it is the only option other than buying a new car. Being able to squeeze a few more years out of your car is sometimes more cost-efficient than having to buy a whole new vehicle. Skiles Automotive Service can help keep your vehicle lasting a long time.
Signs of Transmission Troubles
Keeping an eye out for early signs of transmission issues can save you time and money in the long run. Here are some common signs that suggest you would have to bring your car to a mechanic:
- Grinding noises when changing gears
- Transmission fluid leaks
- A slipping transmission
- Trouble shifting gears
If you notice any of these signs, bring your car to a skilled transmission mechanic at Skiles Automotive Service right away to prevent any further damage to your vehicle.
Transmission Repair Near Me
Schedule an appointment online or by phone with Skiles Automotive Service. Come visit one of our two convenient locations in Bremen or Plymouth IN.