The transmission is one of the most important parts of a car. Once it starts failing, you have to immediately repair or replace it. Cars will eventually need maintenance and repairs as a result of normal wear and tear, but if some other auto parts start failing, you can get away with holding off on repairs for a while. However, despite the fact that it’s such an impactful part, the need for a transmission replacement may go unnoticed, so here are three signs that it’s time to replace it.
Your Car is Noisier Than Usual
Some cars are just noisy, but some sounds should be more concerning than others. When driving a car that has a manual transmission, you might hear grinding sounds or notice a grinding feeling when you shift into a new gear. As for an automatic transmission, you may hear whining, humming, or even buzzing sounds whenever your car changes gears.
You’re Experiencing Delayed Movement When You Drive
A working transmission is meant to give the car owner a smooth drive at any speed. If you feel that your car is delaying or that it’s getting a bit bumpy and shaky when the gears change, this is a sure sign that your transmission is failing. It should go without saying that this delay in response can put you in a dangerous situation whenever you drive.
Something Smells Really Awful
You should pay attention to any strong, bad odors that don’t seem right or are unusual. When your transmission works properly, you don’t typically smell anything as you drive and switch gears. If your transmission fluid hasn’t been changed in a little too long, this means that your transmission hasn’t been lubricated in a while.
Often times you may notice a random burning smell. This could suggest that your transmission might be burning as a result of not being well-lubricated. When a transmission hasn’t been properly lubricated, it will inevitably break down and call for a replacement.
Airline Auto Parts in Houston Sells Used Replacement Transmissions
At our salvage yard, we recognize that transmissions are very expensive to replace, so car owners need them to be more affordable. This is why we regularly stock used transmissions and ship them nationwide. We also make sure to test every part we receive so that you can be confident that when you install your replacement transmission, it is of high quality and will last you for years to come. Contact us today if you’re in need of a replacement.