Schedule Transmission Service in Thousand Oaks

March 16th, 2022 by

What makes the Jeep® service available here at Shaver Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM & FIAT really stand out from the competition? We believe in providing Thousand Oaks drivers with the tools and information they need to care for their vehicles between appointments and out on the open road. That’s why we’re sharing everything you need to know about essential parts and systems, like the transmission.

Signs Your Transmission Needs Service

The transmission is a system within the vehicle powertrain that allows your vehicle to shift gears at high engine revolutions per minute. It’s important to get your transmission inspected regularly, but you’ll also want to know how to recognize signs of transmission wear, including some of the following:

  • It Struggles to Get Into Gear: Most modern vehicles have an automatic transmission, but drivers will still be able to tell if the car isn’t shifting properly. If it feels sluggish or slow or maxes out at low speeds, it may be a transmission problem.
  • It Won’t Stay in Gear: Gear slippage, when the transmission moves between gears seemingly at random, is another indication of transmission wear or damage. This can be very unsafe for the driver, so schedule service as soon as you notice it.
  • It Grinds or Squeals: If you hear grinding or squealing when in neutral or when the vehicle is shifting, that means the parts are rubbing together. This can be due to low transmission fluid or structural damage and needs to be addressed right away.
  • There is a Burning Smell: Another indication that the transmission parts are rubbing or grinding is the smell. It often produces a burning smell, which is a clear sign you should pull your Jeep vehicle over and call for assistance.

You’ll find transmission care and service and a whole lot more here at Shaver Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM & FIAT. Schedule the maintenance your Jeep vehicle deserves in Thousand Oaks today.

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