Are You Experiencing Shifting Problems In Your Automatic Transmission?

When people start experiencing problems with their automatic transmission they automatically assume the worst. “Oh great! How much is this going to cost me?” Is usually what’s running through their heads.

The worst thing you can do is ignore a transmission problem. Everything within a transmission is so finely tuned and engineered that ignoring the problem even for a short period of time can cause significant damage.

The good news is that often times what could turn into a major problem is usually just a small problem. And as we all know small problems are much less expensive than big problems.

Here is a perfect example.

If you are experiencing shifting problems with your transmission i.e. it is hard to get into gear or it is shifting hard there may be a very simple solution to this problem.

Often times shifting problems are caused by a battery that has lost its “juice” or charge. Or by corroded battery terminals and cables.

Have you checked your battery cables or terminals lately? If not, now is the time to do so.

Look for green stuff or white acid “fluff” building up or growing around your terminals and cables. If you see that and you are having shifting problems that could be your culprit right there.

Electrical currents allow the shift components to function properly in your transmission. When they don’t get enough voltage to function, your transmission can start having some serious problems. For example, hard to get into gear, or shifting weird.

You can clean the cables and terminals yourself with a wire brush, which hopefully will solve your problem. If that does not fix the problem bring your vehicle to us immediately to prevent any further damage.

If you don’t feel comfortable cleaning the terminals and cables yourself, bring your vehicle to us and we’ll do it for you. Plus we can perform an inspection on the vehicle to make sure that the “corrosion” was the only problem.

We hope you found this tip helpful. If you have more questions please feel free to give us a call. Or swing by and have us take a look at your vehicle.