A car stays in gear until you or the car's computer makes a shift. If your car spontaneously shifts in and out of gear then this is a serious safety risk. You may feel the engine rev up but your car is going much slower than it should. In some instances, it can re engage the gear very abruptly or vigorously.
Spontaneous Shift to Neutral
This is very similar to gear slipping. It is when your car reverts back to neutral when you stop or travel at low speeds.
When you move the transmission from park to drive, you should immediately feel the car engaging and moving. If you feel the car hesitating and refusing to shift gears, then there is a transmission based problem.
Heavy Vibration/Weird Noises
When you ride your car and you notice a sound that makes you say “I've never noticed that sound before”. Much worse than that is when a sound makes you say “That doesn't sound right”.
Does your car shudder like it is having a seizure? There can be a lot of reasons for excessive and loud vibrations in a car. Your drivetrain is most likely affected when loud vibrations intensify when driving uphill. Then the vibrations tend to stop when coasting.
If you hear low pitch humming, clunking, or humming, then you should have this checked as well. Your car is designed to run smoothly. It should not be jerky, shaky, or experience shuddering. There should be no grinding noises.
Does your car emit any scent of burning? One of the common causes for this is overheating of transmission fluid. You car contains different fluids throughout its system to keep it cool and lubricated. Overheating causes your car to lose fluids. Also, it turns the fluid into gunk and smudge that clogs and breaks your car.
You will need a mechanic for almost all repairs to your car. However, you can do your part by recognizing any symptoms of a problem early. Major and expensive repairs to your car can be avoided if they are checked and fixed early. Do regular check-ups and follow the maintenance schedule recommended for your vehicle. Learn about basic car care like checking the condition of fluids.
Save money in car care by taking note of the tips above. Protect yourself from accidents that it may cause. This should translate the same with your insurance. At Western Pacific Insurancce, we take pride in making sure that our clients are well-protected at prices they can afford. To learn more about how we can help you, please contact our agency at (702) 932-3105 or Click Here to request a free quote.