The transmission in your car delivers the right amount of power to your wheels so you can smoothly accelerate to a given speed. Similar to a bicycle, it does this by shifting through gears. To get going, you pedal in lower gears until you start to gain speed and change into higher gears. A car's transmission works in a similar way.

Due to its vital function to your car's performance, any potential transmission problems should be addressed. If you experience any issue with your transmission while driving around Grapevine, Dallas, Fort Worth, or Irving, our technicians here at Audi Grapevine are here to help resolve the problem. Here are some of the most common transmission problems and what to do if you experience any of them.

Delay in Shifting

If you notice your vehicle being hesitant when shifting into park or drive, there likely is an issue with the transmission. There are several potential causes to this problem, but you'll want to have it immediately attended to. If you have a manual transmission, this can indicate a problem with the clutch. If the engine goes up in RPMs but the car isn't moving fast, this is a sign that you have a clutch issue. 

Won't Go into Gear

If your gears get stuck and won't shift, there could be an issue with the transmission fluid. Its level could be low or you may not have the correct type of fluid. You can have our technicians change your fluid with the right type that is specifically made for your car. If the fluid isn't the problem, you can reset the vehicle's computer system to see if that fixes it. If the problem still remains, it's best to have a technician examine and diagnose the cause.

Low or Leaking Fluid

The fluid in your transmission has many important jobs, from keeping your transmission clean to lubricating its various parts. If you notice a leak in your driveway, you'll want to check to see what fluid is leaking. If it's a bright red color and smells a little sweet, your vehicle is leaking transmission fluid. Therefore, you'll want to have the leak repaired and your transmission fluid filled as soon as possible.

Noisy When in Neutral

If your transmission is unusually loud when in neutral, it may just be an indication that there isn't enough fluid. You can add fluid if it's low or change the fluid if it's old. If this doesn't resolve the issue, you may have other parts that are worn out. It's best to get a professional to inspect the transmission and see if any components need to be replaced.

Burning Smell

If you ever smell something burning in your vehicle, you want to immediately stop the car and try to find the origin of the smell. This smell can be a warning sign that the transmission is overheating. This sign might mean the transmission fluid is worn down or there's not enough to efficiently cool down the transmission. If this is the case, then you'll want to make sure you have enough fluid and the right kind of fluid inside your transmission.

Schedule an Appointment to Have Your Transmission Serviced

If you notice any of these common transmission problems or any other issue with your transmission, it's important to have your car service immediately. By doing so, you can continue to safely and smoothly drive around Grapevine, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Irving.

Our technicians here at Audi Grapevine can help you with any transmission problem your vehicle is experiencing. They'll be able to quickly diagnose the issue and fix the problem for you! Schedule your service today for us to help with any of your transmission issues.

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