5 Signs You Need Transmission Repair

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5 Signs You Need Transmission Repair

Transmission Troubles? Whitlock Automotive Can Help!

Your vehicle’s transmission is one of its most important parts. The transmission sends power from the engine to the wheels to make your car drive. It’s critical to stay on top of transmission health and know the signs of a faulty one. The team at Whitlock Automotive in Dripping Springs, Texas explains the five signs that you need transmission repair services.

  1. Issues with Shifting Gears
    The gears are an important component of your car’s transmission. Irregularities with gear shifting is a surefire sign of a transmission that’s in trouble. Gear shifting issues can include: 
  • A car falling out of gear
  • Jerky movements when shifting gears
  • Shifting gears for no reason
  • The vehicle hesitates when you put it into gear

    If you notice any of the aforementioned symptoms, contact Whitlock Automotive in Dripping Springs, Texas right away. 

  1. Weird Noises
    Your car will tell you when it needs transmission repair. If you’re hearing odd noises, including clunking, buzzing, or whining while your car is in neutral, you may have a bad transmission. Other problems can cause unusual noises, but you should never ignore them.
  1. Transmission Fluid Leaks
    If you notice red fluid leaking from underneath your car, take it into Whitlock Automotive. Moreover, if you notice that the transmission fluid is cloudy, you may need transmission repair services. Even if you don’t see any fluid, you may smell a sweet odor coming from your car. This also is a symptom of a bad transmission.
  1. Grinding Gears
    Do you hear grinding noises when changing gears in your manual car? How about shaking or shimmying in your automatic vehicle when the gears shift? Both of these are possible signs of transmission issues.
  1. Dragging Clutch
    Your car’s clutch may drag if you have a transmission problem. This is caused when the clutch fails to disengage from the flywheel.


Here at Whitlock Automotive in Dripping Springs, Texas, we can properly diagnose and fix your transmission. With years of experience and training, our transmission repair professionals offer top-notch services. If you notice any of the signs listed above, book a service appointment by calling 512-858-2796 or stopping by our shop today.

Written by Whitlock Automotive