Changing gears, even something as simple as moving the shifter from park to drive, should be easy. If you notice a clunk sound, a hard shift, a delay once put into a specific gear, or any other kind of shifting issue that isn’t part of your vehicle’s normal habits, you are probably on the tail end of your transmission’s life cycle.
9. Slipping Gears
This is another telltale sign that your transmission needs replacing. If you notice that your vehicle is revving much higher than it previously has, that means it’s likely slipping in or out of gear. This occurs primarily on an automatic transmission.
Although, if you drive a manual transmission, you’re more likely to notice that your car literally pops out of gear while driving or shortly after shifting. This is not only hard on the vehicle itself, it poses a huge safety risk for you and other drivers on the road. Nobody wants to be turning left at an intersection when they need to figure out what gear they’re in as their vehicle randomly slipped out of gear, do they?
10. Surging While Driving
This is another one that is not only inconvenient, it can pose a safety risk to you, your family, and other drivers around you.
If you’re driving along peacefully on Highway 1 on your way to work, and notice that your car suddenly lurches forwards when you haven’t depressed the gas pedal any more than you currently were, it could be your tranny.
Similarly, if you are parked at a red light, and upon lifting your foot off the brake, notice a sudden jolt forward, no matter how minimal, it could mean there’s trouble on the way for you with your transmission.
What Should I Do if My Transmission is Failing?
First and foremost, if you are experiencing anything unusual with your vehicle, get it in to a professional. Additionally, if you are having any signs or symptoms of your transmission failing as noted above, get it in to a professional transmission specialist, like our friends at A&B Transmissions.
Mechanics have all the proper tools and diagnostic equipment to ensure that their determination of what is ailing your vehicle, is the correct one. Furthermore, they can help you decide on what your next steps should be. Whether it’s doing some minor preventative repairs, or more involved repairs, or even replacing the transmission altogether.
Can I Sell My Car if the Transmission Needs Replacing?
Yes, you can! More Cash For Scrap is always happy to buy vehicles of every make and model, and in ANY condition. Even vehicles that need a new transmission. Whether it’s a dead engine, a blown transmission, or any other major repair, we’ll buy your car and offer you MORE cash than any other scrap car removal company in the Lower Mainland.
Get MORE Cash for Cars with Mechanical Issues
If you’re seriously deciding to scrap your car due to a transmission replacement, or any other major repair, talk to our team first. Our scrap car removal specialists can help determine the value of your vehicle, so that you can make a more informed decision before deciding to scrap your car for cash.
Provide us with the make, model, year, and condition of the car. If there are mechanical problems, vehicle damaged, or electrical issues, let us know specifically what that is as well. Then, let us know where your vehicle is located (sometimes it’s on the side of the road, or parked at a different location than your home).
Our friendly and dedicated scrap car buyers will make you an instant cash offer right over the phone. If you decide to accept our offer, we’ll arrange a day and time for our free towing service to come collect your car. This can often be done the same day, and sometimes within an hour, depending on your location.
Contact Our Team of Scrap Car Buyers Today
It only takes a simple call, text, or email to our scrap car removal specialists to start the process. They’ll be able to tell you how much cash you can get for your scrap car, truck, SUV, or van, right over the phone. That way, you can decide your next steps for yourself, while having all the information you need to do so.
If you choose our junk car buying services, we’ll provide free scrap car towing from anywhere in the Lower Mainland. Plus, we can usually do this the very same day. In addition to the prompt and professional service we provide, we’ll also pay you MORE cash than any other scrap car buyers in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.
Call us today to find out why we’ve been the #1 scrap car removal company in BC since 2005.