Taking care of the engine or battery, depending on the make of the car, improves the chances of a car lasting for the long haul. Importantly, maintaining them regularly and ensuring issues are addressed, can save lot of unnecessary hassles.
Here are five signs of transmission problems you should not ignore:
1. Transmission slipping
If you’re experiencing automatic transmission slipping, it can feel like you’re driving in a certain gear and then it changes for no apparent reason. The noise from the engine may change in pitch or start to sound like whining.
Your car may also seem like it’s struggling, is suddenly underpowered, or isn’t accelerating like it should.
No car trouble is more catastrophic than a brake trouble. Brakes are the ones with the stopping power to make your car stop. Its regular inspection and speedy brake repairs at the slightest hint of a problem can actually be a lifesaver.
The compulsory recall applies to:
- all vehicles that are subject to existing Takata voluntary recalls, and
- approximately 1.3 million additional vehicles that have not been voluntarily recalled.
The compulsory recall requires suppliers of vehicles with defective Takata airbags to replace all defective Takata airbags in Australian vehicles by 31 December 2020 (or later in some instances if approved by the ACCC). Some vehicles will be recalled immediately, and others on a rolling basis, scheduled based on various factors including relative safety risk. This means that not all vehicles will be recalled straight away.