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Could you tell if your transmission fluid or system needed your attention? To prevent small problems with your transmission system turning into expensive nightmares, this post can help. When it comes to the inner workings of your car, the chances are that you don’t have a working knowledge of how your transmission system works. And why would you? Unless you studied vehicle mechanics, you aren’t likely to know.

Does Your Transmission Need Your Attention?

However, this shouldn’t be used as an excuse to ignore serious transmission problem symptoms when they come along. If you don’t think that you could identify when your transmission system is calling out for help, Jim Ackney has a post which can help.

You Can See an Unfamiliar Light on Your Dash

Do you find yourself ignoring the lights on your dash as they blink, flicker, or even glare at you? While it may make for an amusing joke on 'The Big Bang Theory', in reality, it isn’t as amusing. If you have been avoiding a particular light because you don’t know what it means, there is a chance that it’s your transmission fluid light. Not all lights are easily identifiable, and your transmission light is no exception. If you can see a light on your dash, take out your owner’s manual and find out what it is.

Sorry, I Couldn't Hear You Over the Sound of My Transformer

It doesn’t matter how much muscle your car has or how fast it can go from 0 to 60, if it sounds like a Decepticon each time that you change gears, there’s a chance your transmission and its fluid aren’t doing too well. The clanking sound is often caused by our transmission attempting to change gears without sufficient lubrication. This leads to literal metal on metal actions, causing you to hear some unpleasant sounds. The short of it all - you shouldn’t be able to hear your gears change. If you can, check your transmission fluid first. Click here to buy AMSOIL Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil, purpose designed to keep your engine in good shape and keep your engine running its best during cold weather. If you would like to speak with an expert, call Jim Ackney today at (780) 476-0545 to learn more.

Dinner and a Movie

Do you remember when this was the best way to take your partner out on a date? While it still may be, you shouldn’t need to romance your car’s transmission and gears. If you find yourself speaking sweetly to your car each time that you depress the clutch and take on the task of changing gears, there is a good chance that you need to check your transmission fluid. Why? Because the noise mentioned above also comes with another negative - your gears aren’t easy to change. If you feel like you need to go to the gym just to change gears, check your transmission fluid.

What Happened to My Gear?

If you have been driving and find that your car suddenly slips into neutral, don’t worry, your vehicle isn’t possessed. Instead, it could be a case of slipping gears. This can occur when there is a lack of pressure throughout your transmission system, causing your gears to slip out of place, leaving you to gently coast down the road. While it may not mean that your fluid needs to be topped up, it can suggest that there is a problem with the supply lines.


Of course, the opposite can also happen, where you are casually driving and feel your car surge forward slightly. While this is often a sign that there are bigger problems at play, one of the main causes can be low fluid levels is causing the cogs in your system to work inconsistently. If you notice this happen when you drive, your next destination should be your mechanic.

Give Your Car a Synthetic Oil Change in Edmonton, AB Canada

If you notice any of the above when you are driving, the first step is to check out your transmission fluid, and then the system, to isolate the cause. If you can see that the problem is caused by a lack of transmission fluid, be sure to speak with Jim Ackney at 1 (888) 476-0545 straight away to place an order for a high-quality replacement. If you prefer to browse online, check out the online store which has information about the entire range of products available to help you find the right product for your next synthetic oil change and get your engine in good health.

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