Most Common Transmission Problems

Most Common Transmission Problems

BMW of Atlantic City is here to break down some of the most common transmission problems Atlantic City, Egg Harbor, and Vineland, NJ, drivers may face over their vehicle’s lifespan. While visits to our service center can help to keep your transmission running smoothly, this article can help you determine whether your model is in need of repairs.

Read on and schedule a service appointment with our technicians.

Causes of Transmission Issues

Most Common Transmission ProblemsThe transmission consists of several parts and systems that work together to control and direct the engine’s power. So, when you have an issue, it’s typically due to one of these components:

  • Transmission fluid
  • Torque converter
  • Solenoid
  • Clutch

Transmission fluid problems are actually the most common cause of transmission issues. If you have a low fluid level or leak, it can have serious effects on your vehicle’s performance abilities. For instance, low transmission fluid can damage the solenoid, which controls the flow of fluid through the vehicle.

How can you tell if your transmission needs repairs, though? How can you figure out which component is causing the problem?

Signs You Need Transmission Repairs

Most Common Transmission ProblemsThere are a few performance issues you can keep an eye out for that might alert you to potential transmission problems, such as:

  • Transmission slipping
  • Delayed gear shifts
  • Fluid leak
  • Burning smell
  • Strange sound while driving

If you notice that your vehicle won’t stay in gear or struggles to change gears, there’s likely something wrong with the transmission. This can commonly be caused by low transmission fluid. You can tell if your vehicle is leaking transmission fluid by checking for a red puddle under the vehicle after it’s been parked and turned off for an extended period of time. The burning smell could also be attributed to fluid leak.

When your vehicle begins to experience performance issues, it may be tricky to figure out the cause on your own. That’s why our service team is here. It’s best to contact a professional to get an inspection. A technician can look over the vehicle and determine what the problem is and how it can be fixed with ease.

Transmission Repairs at Our Dealership

Most Common Transmission ProblemsThere are quite a few benefits to working with our service center for transmission repairs. For one thing, our experts can quickly diagnose the problem. They will explain the issue in layman’s terms and ensure you understand the repairs needed.

Our dealership has a fully stocked parts center on site to provide high-quality OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts that were made to work with your model. Plus, you can conveniently schedule your service appointment online whenever you want.

Meet Our Expert Service Team

The experts at our service center are always available to help with your transmission problems. Contact BMW of Atlantic City to talk to a professional and get advice on your transmission. We’ll make sure you can get back to driving around Atlantic City, Egg Harbor, and Vineland, New Jersey, in no time!

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