If you’re a truck driver, you have to traverse through all types of weather and road conditions. This makes it tough to get lasting longevity out of your vehicle. With that said, the main part of your vehicle that takes a toll during driving is the transmission, and it’s important to know when it needs servicing so that your truck can last as long as possible. Here are signs that your truck’s transmission needs to be serviced.
The Transmission is Slipping
Your transmission will need maintenance just like any other part of your truck. If you notice that it’s slipping into gear, then back out of gear again, you’ll want to get it checked. Make sure you get a qualified mechanic to evaluate your truck and diagnose the issue.
There’s Leaking Fluid
Leaking fluid of any kind is never a good sign for your truck. The tricky part is knowing whether your transmission is the problem, or if you’re experiencing some other form of leak. Therefore, if you notice any dark spots on the ground, you should put cardboard beneath your truck the next time it’s parked. If the leaking fluid has a brown or red color to it, then your transmission is likely the source of the problem.
You Notice an Odd Odor
Transmission fluid will eventually need to be replaced. If you notice a burning odor that smells almost sweet, then you should get a mechanic to inspect your truck right away. It’s possible the fluid could need replacing.
Your Truck Has Poor Acceleration
Have you noticed that your truck takes longer than usual to get going again once it has come to a stop? It could be that your transmission is to blame. Like with other issues your truck may experience, it’s best to seek input from a licensed mechanic on the matter.
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