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While the engine may seem like the center of your car’s performance, your transmission is just as important when it comes to keeping your vehicle running smoothly. That’s why it’s important for you to pay attention to the signs of a bad transmission to ensure your vehicle performs reliably for as long as possible.

To help Parker, Littleton, and Castle Rock, CO, drivers recognize the signs of a bad transmission, Genesis of Littleton has brought you this guide. Just read on to see what you can do to prolong the life of your vehicle.

Signs of a Bad Transmission Littleton COSymptoms of a Worn Transmission

Your transmission plays a huge role in how your vehicle feels to drive, so when your transmission starts to fail, you may notice changes in how your car feels. Common changes may include your vehicle having a hard time changing gears or even slipping gears completely.

Other common issues may be a burning smell coming from your transmission due to old fluid and your gears overheating. It’s important to check your transmission fluid from time to time to make sure it’s getting fresh fluid in the right intervals.

Finally, you may notice a grinding sound or even shaking from your vehicle and your transmission may even become unresponsive. Overall, if your vehicle is experiencing signs of a malfunctioning transmission, it’s important to seek service as soon as possible to ensure your safety and the longevity of your vehicle.

Signs of a Bad Transmission Littleton COHow Often Should I Change My Transmission Fluid?

One of the best ways to ensure your transmission runs smoothly is to change your transmission fluid at the right time. Overall, transmission fluid change intervals can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, however, it’s often advised to change your transmission fluid every 30,000 to 60,000 miles.

This can change depending on your driving style. If you tow or drive off-road it’s important to make sure you change your transmission fluid more often. At the end of the day, though, it’s important to check your transmission fluid periodically to make sure you can accurately tell when you should change it.

Signs of a Bad Transmission Littleton COHow to Check Your Transmission Fluid

Checking your transmission fluid is often as easy as using a dipstick under your car’s hood. To check your transmission fluid, just warm up your vehicle and pull out the dipstick while your engine is still warm. If your dipstick shows your transmission fluid levels are low, it’s time to top them off.

Another thing to pay attention to is the condition of your transmission fluid. Old transmission fluid will appear as a dark red or almost black color—this means it’s time for a full replacement of your fluid. You should also replace your transmission fluid if you notice any metal shavings in the fluid.

Schedule Transmission Service with Us Today!

If you’ve noticed any signs of a bad transmission or it’s simply time for a transmission fluid change, you can come see us at our service center. If you’re ready to start driving smoothly around Parker, Littleton, or Castle Rock, Colorado, schedule a service appointment with us at Genesis of Littleton today!

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