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When To Have Your Transmission Serviced

Your transmission is one of the most complex parts of your car. If you don’t pay attention to the sounds and symptoms of a malfunctioning transmission, you could find yourself stuck on the side of the road with a huge repair bill. If you don’t like the idea of getting your hands dirty or don’t want to learn about the inner workings of your car, finding a shop that will take care of you is extremely important. Here at your local Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers, we pride ourselves in providing unparalleled service backed with decades of experience. Come in today to have one of our expert technicians do a full inspection of your vehicle and get guaranteed results.

How Your Transmission Works

Your transmission essentially serves as the powertrain that transfers your engine’s strength into a usable source of power. This may come as no surprise after hearing that description, but your transmission is one of the most important components on your car. If your car’s engine is its heart, your transmission is its vascular system, distributing the power created from your engine as needed. Your transmission does all this through a complex series of varying gears that engage differently depending on the gear that you are driving in. These gears need proper lubrication to work functionally and ensure that none of the teeth shave off or get chipped from excessive usage, and that is where your transmission fluid comes in to play. Transmission fluid allows these gears to turn freely without overheating or causing excessive friction. This fluid is immensely important to your transmission’s functionality, so when your service technician recommends that it is time to change out your transmission fluid, don’t put it off.

Signs And Symptoms Of Problems

Given that your transmission is so important to your car’s functionality, you need to pay attention to the telltale signs that your transmission may be acting up. No matter how familiar you might be with your car, there is one trouble sign everyone knows: the dreaded check engine light. This light can mean a number of different issues could be occurring, but you can easily get this problem checked out by going into your local Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers.

Another common sign that your transmission might be struggling is if you hear any whining, clunking, or grinding sounds. These sounds could be coming from the gears in your transmission grinding into each other from a lack of transmission fluid or a bent gear. You might also notice a lack of response while switching gears, a burning smell, or excessive noise in neutral. If you experience any of these symptoms, bring your car in to an
expert automotive service technician today.

The Importance Of Quality

We all have a friend who thinks that they are an expert mechanic, even though they have never worked as a mechanic for a day in their life. This friend’s prices may be cheap, but that lack of experience can come at a serious cost. DIY mechanics and mom and pop shops alike don’t have the equipment, technology, or experience to properly analyze and repair the actual cause of your issue. More often than not, these smaller shops treat the symptoms of the issue and not the issue itself. Get your vehicle taken care of right the first time by the expert teams here at Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers. Our expertly trained and experienced automotive service technicians will use state-of-the-art technology to diagnose and repair any issues to get you back on the road.

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