Leaking or Low Fluid Levels:
Transmission fluid is essential; it lubricates all the components, cleaning and conditioning the seals and ensures the smooth running of your engine. No fluid of low levels of it can cause your engine to seize up and stop working completely which is why it’s vital that you regularly check your fluid levels.
Fluid levels are easy to check, the tank should be located just behind the oil dipstick. Unlike oil, transmission fluid does not burn off as the car is driven so if the fluid is low it means you have a leak somewhere which needs to be dealt with quickly.
A Burning Smell:
This is again linked to the transmission fluid, is you notice a burning smell this could mean the fluid is overheating and therefore will not be keeping the components lubricated and cool, leading to increased friction and a build-up of debris which, if ignored, could cause a complete engine breakdown.
If you’ve noticed any of these tell-tale signs then we would recommend getting your car looked at as soon as possible before a fairly small problem leads to a somewhat more complicated issue.