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This is an informative auto repair blog with a touch of fun.

When Is It Time For Transmission Servicing?

Motorists in Davenport, IA know that replacing a transmission is often costly. Like any other component or system in a vehicle, the transmission experiences wear and tear over time. Whether for repair or replacement, our certified auto repair technicians can take care of any problem you may have.

Your car's transmission is responsible for transferring the power from the engine to the wheels. As your vehicle slows and picks up speed, the gear ratio between the engine and drive wheels must adjust; the transmission is what makes this possible.

How do you know when it's time to have your transmission serviced? There are several key signs to alert you that there may be an issue. These include:

Transmission fluid is leaking. When you notice a spot or stain on your driveway or anywhere that your park regularly, you may assume it's oil or some other fluid. If the dark spots appear dark or bright red or brown, have our auto repair experts check things out asap, as this could indicate a transmission leak.

You notice the transmission slipping. Do you notice that when going up or coming down a steep hill, the transmission slips in and out of gear? This is a definite indication your transmission needs attention. Like other systems, the transmission should be inspected on a routine basis.

Transmission warning light comes on. When this occurs, bring your vehicle in for an inspection.

Delayed or rough gear shifting, regardless of whether your vehicle is automatic or manual.

Unresponsive acceleration. Is your car sluggish upon acceleration or taking off from a stoplight/stop sign? Have your vehicle checked out, as this could indicate a problem with the transmission.

Unusual odor. A burning, sweet odor coming from your car indicates you may need to have the transmission fluid checked. You may not realize it, but transmission fluid needs to be replaced according to the manufacturer's guidelines, or about every 40 to 60 thousand miles. This odor is similar to that of radiator coolant, however any odd odors emitted from your vehicle should be checked out.

The engine and transmission are two highly critical systems of your car; a problem with either could be extremely costly if minor issues aren't taken care of right away.

Do you suspect there may be an issue with your transmission? At Dale's Service Center in Davenport we take care of all your auto repair needs no matter how simple or complicated. Our top priority is keeping your vehicle in top condition so that you can be safe on the roadways. Give us a call today!

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