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February 19, 2023

How to Avoid Serious Transmission Problems

If your car doesn’t shift properly and you don’t take action quickly to have it fixed, you might end up with major car problems that would take a humongous amount to fix. The longer you ignore a shifting issue, the more money you’re going to eventually spend on repairs.

So, what are the signs to look out for? What should convince you that you need to address these warning signs as early as you can to avoid serious transmission problems? Veteran Car Donations tells what you should watch out for:

  1. Your car is shifting hard.

If your car doesn’t shift smoothly when you change gears, there’s a huge chance it’s having a transmission problem. A vehicle that shifts roughly or appears hesitant when shifting needs to be examined right away.

  1. Your car pauses before moving.

Once you put your car in drive mode, it should start moving forward almost immediately. If that’s not the case and it takes a pause instead, even if you rev the engine, then you most likely have a shifting problem.

  1. Your gear suddenly changes for no reason.

Your car changing gears without an apparent reason means it’s not shifting correctly. You may also hear a whining sound or a strange noise coming from your engine, which further indicates that there’s something wrong with your transmission.

  1. Your transmission fluid is leaking.

Something as simple as a transmission fluid leak can also be the reason behind faulty shifting. if you suspect a leak, check under your car to see if there’s a puddle of fluid, which may indicate a clogged filter or a loose plug. The fluid should be clear red with a rather sweet smell.

  1. Your warning light comes on.

A warning light alone isn’t enough to tell you that you’re having a shifting issue, which is why you should keep an eye on any of the signs cited above to confirm that it’s your transmission that needs fixing.


The Best Way to Say Goodbye to a Car You No Longer Use

Do you own an old vehicle that’s just rusting away in your garage? Rather than keeping that eyesore, how about giving it a new and worthy purpose? You can do that by simply donating it to us at Veteran Car Donations. We will use your donation to improve the living conditions of the disadvantaged and neglected veterans in your community.

Our team will sell your donated vehicle through an auction and use the proceeds to support the life improvement programs of our veteran-focused charity partners. These IRS-approved 501(c)(3 )nonprofit organizations are dedicated to helping homeless and jobless veterans as well as those suffering from disabilities and serious illnesses, including mental health issues.

With your help, our charity partners will be able to provide more deserving veterans in your community with housing and financial assistance, employment and livelihood opportunities, family support, free quality health care and medical treatment, psychotherapy services, scholarships, and other services aimed at uplifting their lives.

You’ll receive a fast and free professional towing service from us anywhere in the country. Plus, your donation will also entitle you to claim the highest possible tax deduction in the next tax season.

Best of all, you’ll experience the priceless joy of knowing that you’re doing something that can turn around the lives of the hurting heroes in your area.

Since we accept nearly all vehicle types for donation, don’t hesitate to donate your car, truck, van, RV, motorcycle, snowmobile, riding lawnmower, or motorized wheelchair. We’ll take it as it is regardless of its age or working condition.

For more information about Veteran Car Donations, including our quick and easy vehicle donation process, head over to our FAQs page. If you have any concerns or inquiries, feel free to call us through our 24/7 toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822 or message us here.


Become a Hero to Our Unsung Heroes Today!

Show the impoverished and hurting veterans in your community that it’s still possible for them to turn their lives around. Your car donation can make that possible. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form now!

Veteran Car Donations operates in all 50 states.

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