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Your vehicle’s transmission is a complicated system in charge of controlling the power from the engine to the driveshaft. It’s important that you take care of this complex system in a timely manner.

transmission repairs can be both stressful and costly. We’ve compiled a list of the most common transmission problems so you know what to look out for and when your vehicle needs to be brought in for servicing.


This is often the easiest symptom to diagnose, and one that needs to be repaired very quickly. Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF for short) is bright red. If it’s leaking out of your vehicle, your engine could seize up or stop working entirely.


If your vehicle refuses to go into gear or hesitates, something is wrong with the transmission. Don’t wait until you have more time or money—this is something that needs to be looked at right away.

Odd noises

Humming, buzzing, whining, shaking and grinding–these are all indicators that something isn’t right. Take your car in to the mechanic as soon as you can. If your transmission is noisy when it’s in neutral, the solution may be as simple as adding more transmission fluid.

Smell of Burning

If your transmission fluid is overheating, it may emit a burning smell. If this isn’t fixed immediately, the transmission may completely break down. Any burning smell coming from your car needs to be checked out by an auto service professional in short order.

Check Engine Light 

When the check engine light comes on in your vehicle, it can indicate several concerns, one of which is that transmission repair is needed. The sensors around your transmission system can trigger the check engine light if they sense that something is out of place.

Here at General Muffler & Auto Supply, we’re auto service experts. We prioritize our commitment to giving you high quality customer service. And we’ll match or beat any transmission repair quote you bring in from another shop!

We provide auto repair services to Shelton, CT, and we’re open on Saturdays. Contact us today at (203) 735-6406, generalmuffler1@aol.com or visit us in person at 670 Main St. Ansonia, CT 06401.

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    General Muffler & Auto Supply
    670 Main St
    Ansonia, CT 06401
    (203) 735-6406

    Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
    Saturday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
    Sunday: Closed
    Garage Hours:
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
    Wednesday 8:00am-1:00pm
    Saturday 8:00am-3:00pm