Transmission Repair and Service

Spotlight Automotive

Many foreign car owners may not understand the ins and outs of their car parts. Luckily, for those looking for BMW repair in Chicago, our ASE Certified technicians are experienced with the many unique details of each and every foreign vehicle. If you’ve ever wondered about your car’s transmission, and when the best time is to give it some maintenance, give us a call today.

What Are Some Signs I Need Transmission Repair?

There are plenty of warning signs that it’s time to get BMW repair in Chicago. When it’s time to get transmission repair specifically, you may experience transmission slipping, which occurs when your car will appear to change into another gear out of nowhere. You may also notice an unusual noise coming from your engine, in addition to rough gear shifts. If your car is struggling to get up to a good speed, and you hear a thudding sound coming from your engine, it’s probably time to bring your car in for transmission repair.

Another telltale sign of needed transmission repair is delayed engagement. This occurs when, for example, you shift into drive and you notice a delay. Finally, you may notice a transmission light on your vehicle or transmission fluid leaking wherever you park your vehicle. This fluid may appear brown, dark red, or light red.

How Often Should I Replace Transmission Fluid?

The time period between transmission fluid replacements depends on whether your vehicle has an automatic or manual transmission. Many foreign automobiles have automatic transmission systems, meaning they will produce more heat than vehicles with manual systems. Unfortunately, cars with automatic transmissions will also produce more carbon and other chemicals that can contaminate the transmission fluid over time.

In many cases, especially for luxury cars such as BMW, Audi, Mercedes, and Land Rover, manufacturers will specify how often the transmission fluid needs to be changed. A good rule of thumb to follow is to get the fluid changed every 30,000 miles. In some cases, for example, for those who need to get BMW repair in Chicago and consistently drive in the city, they may need to get your transmission fluid changed more often.

Contact Spotlight Automotive Today!

If you have any more questions about transmission repair and replacement, or if you’d like to schedule a time to bring your car in for BMW repair in Chicago from our expert technicians, don’t hesitate to give us a call now!