Transmissions can be considered one of the most technologically advanced components in your vehicle. It takes advantage of thermodynamics to help you smoothly transition between gears as your car, truck or SUV picks up speed. While it is not always the case, any time you feel a gear skip or your car stutter on the freeway, this could indicate an issue with the transmission.
You will also want to keep an eye-out for fluid left on the asphalt wherever your vehicle may have been parked, if it is a pink/reddish fluid then it could be transmission fluid. Anytime you suspect an issue with your transmission it is often better to have it inspected by a professional technician sooner rather than later. Without your transmission in proper working order, it could leave you stranded on the side of the road or cause damage to other parts of your vehicle as they are forced to work hard in an effort to compensate.
Transmissions are so complex and take quite a lot of time to disassemble and reassemble as you might imagine that it is sometimes more cost effective to have them replaced rather than repaired. If it has been a while since you’ve had your transmission inspected, let us know and we can quickly take a look at your transmission fluid which can indicate if there are any issues which should be investigated further.