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12/13/2017
The more complex that vehicles become, the harder it is to decipher what each of the lights on your dash means. After all, there used to just be a few, and those were self-explanatory. When it comes to your car's transmission, you likely allow your mechanic to take care of everything. After all, how could you possibly know if something was wrong with your transmission system? You didn't study vehicle mechanics, right?

Identify Small Problems With Your Transmission

Wrong! Below are some great tips from Wesco which can help you identify problems with your transmission system before they grow bigger and cause serious damage.

What's the Light Which Keeps Blinking?

If you have been ignoring a light on your dash because you just aren’t sure what it means and you’re worried that it’s going to be something expensive, there’s a good chance that it’s your transmission light. You’ll be happy to know that there’s an even better chance that it’s just telling you that there’s a problem with the fluid. Just as your radiator needs water and coolant and your engine needs engine oil, so too does your transmission system rely on the correct amount of high-quality transmission fluid. The best way to know for sure is to give it a check.

Work Those Muscles! Well, Muscle.

If it feels like you are bodybuilding only one arm of your body, then there’s a good chance that your transmission system needs your attention. Why? Because gears should almost change themselves when your car runs perfectly. If you need to arm wrestle your gearstick each time that you want to change gears then it’s likely that your transmission system isn’t sufficiently lubricated, leaving your metal gears to grind their way through the change. Click here to buy AMSOIL's Manual Transmission & Transaxle Gear Lube 75W-90 which has been purpose designed to keep your transmission in good shape. If you aren't sure if this is the right product for your vehicle, speak with an expert today by calling Wesco at (847) 922-2654.

I'm Sorry...What Was That?

If you find yourself raising your voice each time that you must change gears then yes, you guessed correctly, it’s time to check your transmission. And again, your fluid is the first place and likely the last place you will have to check. Why is such an obvious tip on the list? Because just like all the other obvious tips on the list, it’s because they are often ignored with the worry that it’s going to cost too much to repair. However, like the others, the expensive parts only come when you ignore these issues for too long.

How Sure Are You That You Put Your Car Into Gear?

Have you ever been driving down the road and as you slow down the car slips out of gear? How about it happening without any slowing down? If this happens once then you could chalk it up to a random occurrence. If you notice it more than once, then it’s time to start looking at potential culprits. The first and most likely cause is an issue with your transmission fluid lines. When there are problems supplying your transmission system with a consistent level of pressure, the gears can simply ‘fall out’, or ‘slip’, which are the most commonly used terms.

Where Do You Think You're Going?

Of course, there are instances where the opposite is true. However, if you notice this happen once, there’s a good chance that you will start to notice it more and more until you can’t ignore it any longer. It’s when you feel your car surge forward. It might only be for a split second, but you felt it. Of all the items on the list, this is the one which has a chance of costing your money. However, just like all the other items on this list, the cost is remarkably lower if you act now and don’t let the problem grow. One of the likely causes is that the teeth of your gears aren’t being picked up during its rotation, but then every now and again the missing tooth will be caught, and you’ll feel the slightest pull forward.

Give your engine a Boost With a Synthetic Oil Change in Schaumburg, IL

The above are some great identifiers to look out for, so if you notice any of them occurring, be sure to get your transmission system fixed before the problem grows. In addition to your transmission system, be sure to keep your engine in good shape with a regular synthetic oil changes in Schaumburg, IL. Speak with Wesco at (847) 922-2654 to find out more about their range of products then visit the online store.
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