The question that most people ask when dealing with anything auto-related: do I really need a specialist to take care of my issue? Won’t that cost me more money than a regular mechanic, but come to the same conclusion? Well, I am here to tell you that certain functions within your vehicle’s operation may need specialist attention to better enhance the performance and longevity of your vehicle and the safety of you and your family.
The things you want to consider when choosing between transmission specialist or mechanic shop are:
- How long have you had the issues with your transmission/engine functions?
- Is this issue(s) reoccurring or has it just recently happened?
- What car (year, make, and model) do you have and how have you maintained it thus far?
There are a few things that can happen with your transmission that you can pinpoint to better assist you in determining whether a transmission specialist is right for you.
- A burning or foul smell when driving or after parking
Though many of us assume that a fluid leak is where the burning smell may be coming from, the truth is if you can smell burning through the vents in your car or after you park and get out, chances are it is coming straight from the engine and needs immediate attention. This happens when the fluid levels are low and the system overheats and burns through the fluid as well as the transmission bands.
- Too many issues with jumping or lagging transmission
There is something called “surging” that translates to the engine jumping forward at random moments when operating the vehicle or even pushing back as well. This is because of insufficient levels of transmission fluid or sometimes uneven disbursement of fluid within the transmission system. This can become a more dangerous situation if it has been happening for a while or more often than not. This is a major issue and potential safety measure which is recommended to fix as soon as possible.
- Issues shifting into higher gears or any gears, for that matter
This, of course, can be disastrous to your safety and your vehicle’s integrity. Not being able to shift into the needed gears to drive safely is always a top priority issue that needs to be fixed immediately. Referring to a transmission specialist for this issue is highly recommended as any hiccup in the gear shifts creates further issues in the vehicle.
Now, these were merely a few of the things to take into consideration when considering transmission specialists as your solution to your vehicle’s issues. Also, if you’ve had issues with your local mechanic in the past or you feel that there may be an issue your current mechanic seems to be unable to give the much needed attention to, please be advised that the transmission specialist is going to focus solely on the transmission to ensure that your base of operations is promoting a good working vehicle and safety for you and your family.