When your engine is running, but nothing happens when you put the car in gear, you may have a failed transmission. This can be a very expensive repair, and one you want to avoid. With proper maintenance, and paying attention to warning signs, you can very often avoid this bad scenario. A little maintenance goes a long way, but even then some transmissions do go bad eventually. At Dorsett Nissan, we are here to take care of your Nissan's transmission, and help you keep it running well for a long time. We are in Herre Haute and a short drive from West Terre Haute, Twelve Points, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, and Youngstown.
When transmissions fail, you do have some options. Most people have their existing transmission replaced. This is less expensive than a new one and less risky than a used one. Our certified technicians use genuine OEM parts and will restore your transmission to its original condition. Sometimes when your transmission is inspected, so much damage will be found that we will recommend a rebuild even though it is moving your car.
There are some signs to look for that will help you spot trouble early on, and if you can get that addressed, you will avoid having to replace the whole thing. Leaking is a sign something is wrong. If it shakes or grinds, and has a burning smell, the transmission might be having trouble. Gears slipping or trouble shifting are also signs something is going wrong with the transmission.
If you have any of these symptoms, you need to have your transmission inspected. A complimentary multi-point inspection is included, but we will examine your transmission to see where the trouble is. Sometimes replacing seals will stop a leak. Sometimes you need the fluid exchanged. If the fluid is dark red or brown, it needs to be replaced. Getting an inspection and a fluid exchange can keep you from having a transmission that fails.