If you’ve experienced that sinking feeling that comes when your car makes a weird noise or doesn’t run quite right, you aren’t alone. I recently had to take my car in to get looked at and the thought of a major repair bill was making me sweat. All the classic signs of a transmission gone bad were there:
First and foremost, my car seemed to be hesitating as I accelerated. Sometimes it ran just fine and other times it would suddenly lurch out of first gear. The needle showing my RPMs would keep going up, but I could feel the car working harder and harder. I replaced the transmission fluid, but the problem persisted and I knew I was in trouble.
My friend recommended that I put the car in neutral and see if anything happened. I wasn’t sure exactly what I should be looking for, but I was surprised by a series of weird noises. It wasn’t what I would call a good sign.
Thinking back, there were probably warning signs a few weeks before I actually took by car into my local mechanic. I had noticed some fluid leaking out of the bottom of my car. In retrospect, I should have checked the transmission then and perhaps prolonged the life of my transmission.
The verdict was pretty clear and the cost of a new transmission simply wasn’t worth the cost. That is when I decided to visit the Olympia Auto Mall, serving Chehalis and surrounding areas. They specialize in new and used cars and reliable, honest service. After careful thought, it was a better investment to put the cost of repairs towards a used car. The representatives at Olympia Automall worked with me to find an option that fit my budget and now I feel a lot safer driving around in a car that smoothly shifts.
For all your new and used car needs in the Chehalis Washington and surrounding areas, visit the Olympia Auto Mall. You won’t be disappointed!
The Olympia Auto Mall – More Cars, Less Money!!!