transmissionTransmission repairs are costly, in fact they’re one of the more expensive repairs that you could have to make with your car. While they are rather pricey, they’re also necessary. If you’ve been experiencing problems with your transmission or have tried to repair these issues on your own, and have not seen any results, chances are that it’s time for a new transmission.

At Kearny Mesa Automotive and Transmission, we have a team of transmission repair specialists that are knowledgeable and experienced with transmission repairs and replacements. When asked how to know whether or not it’s time for a new transmission, these are the signs they gave us.

Fluid Leaks

One of the most obvious signs that it is time for a new transmission is a leak of transmission fluid. While it may be incredibly easy to look over any leaks that are happening and push it as random “car stuff” we highly suggest not putting off repairs when it comes to transmission fluid. This fluid is incredibly important and entirely necessary for a car to run. If you notice any red fluid on your driveway or in your garage, it’s time to take your beaut to a specialist.

Warning Light Turns On

The lights that show up when something’s wrong with our car can be a bit unnerving, but it’s intended to save you time with wondering what the problem is. The sensors in your vehicle will pick up any vibrations that are showing signs of damage within your transmission. They can also warn your  vehicle that the temperature of transmission is too high. Work with a professional to determine if the problems that are setting of the sensors is possible of repairing in the first place.

If you’re still not sure whether or not your transmission is caput, it’s best to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists so that we can look over your transmission and make the final determination as to whether or not it’s time for a new transmission. If that’s the case for you and your car, call our office and schedule an appointment today.