Any vehicle owner will tell you the importance of proper vehicle maintenance. By following a consistent service schedule, you allow technicians to monitor the systems found within your vehicle and track its condition. But we know that sometimes life gets in the way, and it can be hard to consistently have it serviced. That’s why it’s so important to understand the signs of vehicle wear-and-tear, as this allows you to quickly identify an issue and get in front of it before it worsens. Do you suspect a problem with one of your vehicle’s systems? Eagle Transmission is here to help. Here are three things to look out for within the three major safety and performance systems of your vehicle.
When using the brakes, you should never hear a sound coming from them. Any sound should be a cause for concern, and you should act quickly to avoid any serious issues. There are three sounds to look out for: screeching, squealing, and grinding. The former two occur when the brake pad is close to wearing out. Although your vehicle is fine for the time being, you need to have the pads replaced soon. If not, that’s when you hear the latter sound, which indicates metal-on-metal contact within the system. This can cause serious damage to the brakes and you’ll need to visit us as soon as possible to avoid serious damage and an expensive service bill.
Motor oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle’s engine. It helps keeps the system clean and lubricates the components found within it. Without it, your vehicle will quickly fall into trouble. To ensure your vehicle is always utilizing clean oil, make it a habit to check the motor oil every month. If the oil has a clear, amber appearance to it, the oil is good for use. If the oil has taken on a dark, dirty color and gritty texture, the oil is no longer good and must be replaced. Make sure you replace the old oil with the best kind for your vehicle. To determine what that is, reference your owner’s manual or speak with one of our auto professionals!
The transmission system helps motorists smoothly transition from one gear to another. For manual vehicle owners, they have the additional benefit of controlling the RPMs their vehicle generates. A sign of transmission trouble that you should not ignore is when the system starts to hitch or rumble after changing gears. This rough transition is a quick indicator something is wrong and that you should have it serviced before it worsens. Automatic drivers will notice this when shifting from “Park” to “Drive” and vice versa, while manual drivers will notice when changing gears in general. Scheduling service allows you to quickly fix this annoying and dangerous issue.