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Do You Need to Replace Your Transmission?


Transmissions are finicky things, and after a few years of work and toil, your transmission may go out. There are, of course, several reasons that you may need to go see a transmission professional, including the transmission going out and making it so that your precious Porsche 356 doesn’t even start. If you catch the problem(s) early enough, you can avoid paying big for a replacement and instead get a couple parts repaired. Let’s take a closer look at the other reasons that you may need to give your local transmission guy a visit.

First, if your car is starting to make strange noises when you shift (whether with a manual or automatic transmission), you may want to get your transmission looked at before the problem gets any worse. If shifting becomes difficult, or the vehicle seems to “jump” between gears when you don’t tell it to, a visit to a transmission expert may be in your future. Another reason is if your transmission starts to emit strange odors. All of these warning signs should alert you that something is going wrong, and if that’s the case, you need to get to a transmission center as soon as you can to prevent further issues.

In order to make sure that your costs are a bit less, you need to search for a garage that specializes in transmission care. They can do a number of different tasks related to replacing, rebuilding, repairing, and maintaining the transmission on your vehicle. Sometimes, the only problem that your transmission has is that the fluid needs to be drained and replaced; that can be a lot less expensive than having to pay for a repair or a replacement. So use your friends, your family, the internet, and the yellow pages in your search for a transmission expert.