Your transmission is a series of gears designed to optimize the power coming from your heavy-duty engine. Although heavy-duty transmissions don’t need to be maintained all that often, it’s still important to change their fluid and keep an eye on their performance. Noticing the symptoms of a transmission that needs service may save you a ton of money in the future. For example, if you fail to notice that transmission fluid is leaking under your vehicle, you may end up with damaged gears and a hefty repair bill. Here at National Fleet Management, we offer a wide selection of transmission repair and maintenance services.
Symptoms of a Bad Transmission
If your transmission behaves as though it’s in neutral when you shift into gear, there’s a chance you’re missing a gear. Sometimes this can happen while driving, or it can happen from a standstill. This neutral-like feeling means you’ve lost the ability to access one of your gears. This usually happens when your transmission has too much friction and is therefore grinding itself apart. Fortunately for anyone that has this problem, we here at National Fleet Management have your back.
Faulty Shift Motor
In heavy-duty trucks with automatic transmissions, it’s very common for a shift motor to control your gears. If you notice that shifting between gears takes a long time, you may need to get this shift motor repaired. Sometimes they’re just faulty components, whereas other times, the shift motor may not be lubricated properly. Regardless of the cause, we here at National Fleet Management will repair, maintain, or replace any fault shift motors that come our way.