Symptoms of a failing Transmission
You take your transmission for granted. It’s natural. Everyone does. You don’t realize how nice it is to have a fully functioning transmission until you don’t have one. If your car has hard shifting, gear slipping, is banging into gears, or has blips of accelerated RPMs without increased speeds, then your transmission isn’t feeling so hot.
If you drive a stickshift, and you hear grinding when you shift gears, you’re either a bad driver, or there’s something wrong with your transmission. You can decide which is worse.
If you drive an automatic (don’t worry, only some people are judging you), then you might hear a wildly annoying whining noise from a grumpy transmission.
Check engine light
Your secret isn’t really a secret. We know that you like to ignore that check engine light every time it illuminates. It’s just a little light, right? What’s the worst it can do?
Ignore the check engine light at your own peril. Ultimately, it’s lit up because something’s wrong with your car, and no matter how much you try and will it into existence, that reason isn’t magically going away.