Is there a burning smell coming from your car?
If you regularly check your vehicle’s transmission fluid and notice that the color of the fluid has become blackish and has a burnt smell to it, it is time to bring your vehicle in for evaluation. If you do not personally check your automatic transmission’s fluid, you may ask your general mechanic to do so during your next oil change.
A burning smell from transmission fluid is a tell-tale sign that your vehicle’s automatic transmission has overheated. If you notice a burning smell while driving, this could be due to a transmission fluid leak that has reached your vehicle’s exhaust system. Both of these problems have the same solution, transmission repair.
Transmission fluid color and odor change can be an early warning sign that your vehicle’s automatic transmission is malfunctioning.
Having your transmission fluid checked during regular vehicle maintenance may help from having a minor repair turn into a major repair.
If you ever notice a burning smell coming from your vehicle, it is best to get it to a repair shop as soon as possible for evaluation.