Scheduling Mercedes-Benz repairs doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Here at Mercedes-Benz of Jacksonville, we provide the service that will protect your vehicle from wear and the repairs that will get it back on the road. Learn about repairs for essential systems, like the transmission, at our dealership today.
Signs You Need Transmission Repairs
The transmission helps to evenly distribute the energy produced by the engine to the four tires, adjusting the rate of distribution as engine speed increases. Because the transmission is so important, you’ll want to be able to recognize the signs that it needs repairs, including some of the following:
1. It Won’t Stay in Gear
The transmission moves between the lower and higher gears as engine speed increases. While most vehicles today have an automatic transmission, if your vehicle is struggling to get to speed, revving high as it shifts, or jerking on the road, those are often indications that it is in the wrong gear and needs repairs.
2. You Hear Noises When Shifting
If you hear noises when you manually shift gears or when your vehicle is getting up to speed, that is often an indication that the transmission is damaged. Watch for signs of clunking or humming. Grinding means that the parts are out of place and rubbing against one another, which should be addressed right away.
3. You Smell a Burning Odor
Anytime your vehicle emits a burning odor, you want to pull over right away. In the case of the transmission, low or old transmission fluid can cause the transmission to overheat, which can lead to a fire. If something stinks, get to a safe distance, and call our service team.
4. You Notice Leaks
Transmission fluid is recognizable by its bright red color. If you notice your vehicle is leaking transmission fluid, you don’t want to get behind the wheel. Driving with low levels can be very dangerous, and the leak should be addressed before you hit the road. Use roadside assistance to tow your car to our shop.
You’ll find comprehensive transmission service and a whole lot more here at Mercedes-Benz of Jacksonville. Schedule repairs you can trust at our Mercedes-Benz dealership today!