Cars typically have an automatic or manual transmission. For Winter Haven, FL drivers who drive a car with an automatic transmission, you need to think about what would happen if your transmission were to ever fail.
Here are a couple of transmission problems you should never ignore, brought to you by FIAT of Winter Haven.
If you feel like your FIAT car is refusing to change gears as easily as it normally does, or the gear shifts aren’t happening smoothly, you may be having trouble with your transmission. You may also hear a noticeable “thud” or “clunk.” These noises should never be ignored, so don’t turn up your radio and pretend that you don’t hear them.
A transmission slip may feel like you’re driving in a certain gear and then it suddenly changes for no apparent reason. Your engine may sound like it is whining. If this is happening, bring your vehicle into our FIAT service center immediately.
If this sign occurs, you will experience a delay before your vehicle engages into drive and starts moving forward. When you shift out of park and into drive, there may be a long pause before the car starts to rev the engine.
Your transmission should never be leaking fluid as it is sealed. If you notice any fluid spots on your garage floor or driveway, lay down cardboard underneath the front and middle of your car to see if they are active leaks.
Another sign of a faulty transmission is if your transmission warning light is on.
If any of the aforementioned things are occurring, it is best for you to see an expert mechanic at FIAT of Winter Haven immediately!