Four Signs Your Buick Car Needs a New Transmission
Modern Buick cars are known for their durability, dependability, and longevity. Even so, they are still machines with thousands of moving parts that could break down at any time. Many of these parts are found in the Buick transmission system, is used whenever your car switches gears.
Here at Zeigler Buick GMC of Lincolnwood, our team of Buick transmission experts is happy to share the top signs that your Buick car needs a new transmission.
1. Check Engine Light Turns On
The most obvious method of catching a transmission issue is when your check engine light turns on, but unfortunately, many drivers choose to ignore this light. A check engine light can indicate many things, so ask our mechanics to run a diagnostic test.
2. Transmission Noises
Your transmission should not make any noises. While the sound may be subtle when a transmission is failing, any noise coming from a transmission warrants attention from our mechanics.
3. Fluid Leaks
Any time a car is leaking fluid, it’s not a good sign. Pay attention to any puddles or stains underneath your vehicle and try to determine their source. This can be difficult to determine, so bring your car to our shop and our experts can tell you where the leak is coming from.
4. Difficulty Shifting
If you drive a manual transmission Buick car, transmission issues will be highlighted by the fact that it becomes harder to change gears or that the shifter pops out of gear. For instance, if you are suddenly not in gear for a few moments and it is slow to downshift or upshift upon acceleration, it likely means that you need a new transmission from Buick parts center.
If you’re noticing any of the above signs, bring your Buick car to our Buick service center for an inspection.