UNDERSTANDING YOUR TRANSMISSION

Your transmission is made up of gears and sensors which act as a bridge between your vehicle's engine and wheels. The transmission regulates the energy from the engine to the tires, providing more consistency and safety for you when you're driving. While your engine is running, your transmission gets hot. This is why engines are designed to use transmission fluid, which keeps your transmission from getting too hot and being damaged. Over time with use, your transmission fluid becomes dirty, leaving your transmission more vulnerable to damage from heat. To avoid possible costly repairs, have your transmission fluid checked regularly during your Huffines Chevrolet Plano service appointment.

TYPES OF TRANSMISSIONS

Automatic transmissions: Today the most common type of vehicle transmission for cars built and sold in the United States is the automatic transmission. Automatic transmissions automatically select the correct gear for the driving conditions without the driver having to monitor.

Manual transmissions: The manual transmission is also known as a standard transmission or simply “stick.” Formerly more popular, manual transmission vehicles are now offered in a minority of American vehicles. Manual transmissions rely on the driver to select and switch gears constantly, using the clutch.

Continuously variable transmissions (CVT): Usually found on lighter passenger vehicles, CVT transmissions are a relatively new for the American automobile market, they offer better fuel efficiency.

SIGNS OF TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS

Your transmission can be very expensive to repair, and signs of transmission trouble can be subtle. Keep an eye out for the following signs, if you begin to notice any of these problems, schedule service with Huffines Chevrolet Plano to have your vehicle inspected.

Grinding or Shaking When Driving
Your vehicle's automatic transmission normally operates smoothly when shifting from gear to gear. You shouldn't feel any grinding, slipping or shaking sensations as it switches gears.

Your Vehicle Won't Respond When in Gear
When you put your car into drive or reverse, it should respond immediately without any kind of delay.

Burning Smells or Other Strange Smells
Like your car's engine, the transmission operates at high temperatures, without transmission fluid to lubricate it, your transmission can overheat and cause problems.

Unusual Noises in Neutral
If you suddenly start to hear whining, humming or clunking noises when your vehicle is in neutral, you may have transmission trouble.

Fluid Leaks or Puddles Under Your Vehicle
The proper amount of transmission fluid is absolutely essential for normal transmission operation. If you notice brown, bright red or pink puddles or leaks under your vehicle, it could be a transmission leak from a faulty gasket or seal. Have it looked at immediately.

Gears Slipping While Driving
If your car's automatic transmission is slipping in and out of gears, that's a serious safety hazard. Bring your vehicle to Huffines Chevrolet Plano as soon as possible. If you don't feel safe driving, call us and we can help arrange a tow.

Check Engine Light Is On
If your check engine light is on, have it checked immediately. It may be something small that your computer has sensed and could save you money by having it checked by Huffines Chevrolet Plano rather than waiting.

OUR SERVICES

Being a Chevrolet owner means knowing every technician at Huffines Chevrolet Plano who services your vehicle has met some of the highest service standards in the industry. When you bring your vehicle to us, you can be certain of two things: quality service and certified Chevrolet parts. Our Service Department staff is passionate about caring for the best vehicles in the world, and committed to keeping your Chevrolet performing optimally.


 

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Save on your next Chevrolet service appointment in Plano with Huffines Chevrolet Plano discounts. Take a look at our current service specials, or call us at (972) 867-4000 to hear more. Huffines Chevrolet Plano offers expert repairs, maintenance, parts installation and more at our Plano auto repair center. Explore our service incentives here, then schedule your appointment online. We look forward to helping you keep your car in peak condition.


 
  1. Ray Huffines Chevrolet Plano

    1001 COIT RD
    PLANO, TX 75075

    • Sales: 972-867-4000
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