Your Go-To Transmission Shop
Symptoms of an impending transmission service include grinding gears, difficulty shifting, slipping out of gear, bucking, and hesitation. Even if your transmission is in neutral, excessive noise is a sign of transmission problems. A dragging clutch, or a clutch failing to disengage from the flywheel, is another sign of transmission issues in a manual transmission. If you begin experiencing any of these problems, call the Tire Max Total Car Care team to schedule a service appointment.
Clutch Adjustment & Inspection
A slipping or sticking clutch are both signs that you should have your clutch inspected. If your clutch slips, the clutch disc’s friction material may have worn away, which will loosen the contact between the disc and the flywheel. When a clutch sticks, the clutch fails to release all the way and leaves the engine in limited contact with the transmission. This can create grinding noises and an inability to switch between gears, which when left unchecked can cause serious engine and transmission damage.
Transmission trouble is a serious concern in overall car maintenance. Taking action after hearing irregular sounds from your transmission can help prevent major transmission repairs, although there are occasions when a transmission replacement is the only option. Grinding and crunching sounds will alert you to issues with components like bearings, gears, shafts, and dirty or stale transmission fluid. Regardless of whether your vehicle has an automatic or manual transmission, slipping out of gear is another sign of transmission trouble. The smell of burning fluid coming from your air vents will alert you to an overheating transmission. If a breakdown occurs, be sure to contact us by phone for a transmission replacement.