Taking care of your car transmission is important for its long-term health. Car owners misunderstand the basic maintenance that’s needed to keep a gearbox running smoothly.
Transmission slipping, grinding, or jumping during acceleration when the car is shifting gears. Car shaking at any speed. Transmission fluid on dipstick is cloudy, thick or foul smelling. Manual transmission gear shifter is physically hard to move or won't go into gear.
Driving with a slipping transmission is not recommended. If your vehicle is unexpectedly switching gears while you are driving, this can be a potentially dangerous situation as the vehicle can be unreliable and start shaking. Another sign of a slipping transmission is the vehicle does not change gears smoothly.
If shifting is difficult, checking transmission fluid isn’t always easy. In many cases, it’s necessary to have a mechanic put your car on a lift for examination.
Yes, definitely, regardless of whether you have a manual or an automatic transmission.