If your vehicle has transmission trouble, you likely feel as if you’re getting nowhere fast. What’s worse, if you don’t address the problem in a timely manner, you can incur even more damage. The problem won’t get better on it’s own, so bring your auto to Locke Auto and Diesel Repair in Nappanee, Indiana, at the first sign of trouble. Call us at 574-393-9700 to schedule an appointment, or stop by our shop at 28699 County Road 50.
Common Signs of Trouble and Related Repairs
Even if you don’t know the exact nature of your car’s transmission trouble, you likely notice when something is wrong with it. That’s when you know it’s time to see us for accurate diagnosis and repair. Although the check engine light can indicate a wide variety of issues, it’s illumination could possibly be a first indicator that something is wrong with your transmission. One of our technicians will connect your vehicle to a professional OBD-II reader, obtain a code, and align that code with knowledge and experience to make an accurate determination.
Most transmission issues, however, are a bit more pronounced. If you hear certain odd noises, for example, you may have a transmission issue. New, unusual feelings also point to a potential transmission problem. Bring your car to us for attention immediately if you feel grinding or shaking as it goes through the gears. You can also be fairly certain of transmission trouble if the auto doesn’t want to change gears. If you feel the transmission move between gears or go in and out of gear on its own, you probably have slipping gears, a very dangerous scenario. A manual car’s clutch that doesn’t disengage when it should indicates a dragging clutch. A burning odor often points to overheating and burning transmission fluid, particularly when the fluid is old or if the wrong type fluid has been used. Finally, a leaking transmission often reveals itself with a puddle of reddish fluid underneath your car.
Reputable Local Repairs
Nobody enjoys transmission trouble, but if it happens, it’s great to know that you have a local shop that’s capable of making expert repairs. Locke Auto and Diesel Repair is conveniently located just off Hwy. 19 in Nappanee, Indiana, so there’s no need to drive to a larger town a half-hour to an hour away, especially when your transmission is ailing. We offer service and repair for any make or model, and we stay up to date with the latest knowledge and training. You always know you’re getting quality repairs. We not only make that promise but we back it up with a 36-month-36,000 mile warranty. If your transmission is on the fritz or if you just want to ensure its health with preventive maintenance, bring your vehicle to the shop with the best of all advantages–a local community business with the technology and expertise of a metropolitan shop.