Smooth Shifting: How to Identify and Care for Transmission Faults in Your Car

Your car’s transmission is one of the most important components of your vehicle, responsible for transferring power from the engine to the wheels. Unfortunately, transmissions can sometimes develop faults that affect their performance and can cause serious problems if left unaddressed. Here are some tips on how to identify a transmission fault in your car, as well as how to take care of your transmission and the average cost of fixing transmission faults in different types of transmissions.

Types of Transmissions: There are two main types of transmissions – manual and automatic. The manual transmission requires the driver to manually shift gears using a clutch pedal and gear stick, while an automatic transmission shifts gears automatically without the need for driver input.

How to Identify a Transmission Fault: Here are some common signs of transmission problems that you should be aware of:

  1. Transmission slipping – If your car seems to be struggling to shift gears, or if you notice that the engine revs higher than usual when you accelerate, it may be a sign of transmission slipping.

  2. Rough shifts – If your car is shifting gears roughly or with a clunking noise, it may be a sign of a transmission problem.

  3. Delayed engagement – If your car takes a long time to engage into gear when you shift, or if it doesn’t engage at all, it may be a sign of a transmission problem.

  4. Leaking fluid – If you notice a reddish-brown fluid leaking from your car, it may be a sign of a transmission fluid leak.

How to Take Care of Your Transmission: To keep your transmission in good working condition, you should:

  1. Check your transmission fluid regularly and replace it as needed.

  2. Have your transmission serviced according to your car manufacturer’s recommended schedule.

  3. Use the correct type of transmission fluid for your car.

  4. Avoid putting unnecessary strain on your transmission by not towing heavy loads or racing your car.

Average Cost of Fixing Transmission Faults: The cost of fixing a transmission fault can vary depending on the type of transmission and the severity of the problem. Here are the average costs for each type of transmission:

  1. Manual transmission – The average cost to fix a faulty manual transmission is around €500-€1,500.

  2. Automatic transmission – The average cost to fix a faulty automatic transmission is around €1,500-€3,500.

It’s important to bring your car in for service at Ronan Kelly Motors to get a faulty transmission fixed or to prevent it from giving troubles. Our experienced technicians can diagnose and repair any transmission problems you may be experiencing, as well as perform routine maintenance to keep your transmission in good condition.

Don’t wait until your transmission fails – bring your car in today to keep it running smoothly for years to come.



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