Your Aston Martin is a luxury sports car that is designed to perform at the highest levels. It is engineered by some of the best professionals in the world and made from quality parts. If well-maintained, your Aston Martin will run like new for many years. However, no car is immune to transmission issues, which are dreaded by virtually all drivers because they are expensive to fix and very inconvenient. In this article, we will examine a few of the potential problems you may experience with your Aston Martin’s transmission and what you can do about them.
A vehicle’s transmission is basically a gear box that transfers the power of the engine to the wheels of your car. Whenever you put your car in drive or change gears, you are making use of your car’s transmission. It is a closed system of gears and gear trains that require proper lubrication to operate correctly. When your Aston Martin’s transmission is failing, there are a number of symptoms you may experience, including gear slippage and rough shifting. Let’s look at a few of the problems you may have with your car’s transmission.
You may notice that there is a transmission warning light illuminated on your car’s dashboard. Although this doesn’t necessarily mean there is a problem with your transmission, it should nudge you to bring your Aston Martin in for service by a professional mechanic. If the transmission warning light is illuminated while you are experiencing any of the issues listed below, then there is most likely a problem with the car’s transmission, and it needs to be fixed right away.
Rough shifting is a sure sign of transmission problems. It may seem like your car doesn’t want to shift when you make it. This can manifest as difficulty getting the car into a certain gear, or you could feel a jerking motion when shifting, sometimes along with an audible clunking sound. If you are driving down the road and feel the car lunge when you shift, then this is an indication of transmission issues. Alternatively, the car may have trouble accelerating to your desired speed.
You may be driving along in a certain gear and notice that your car suddenly changes gears for no known reason. This is known as gear slippage. It typically occurs when there is not enough fluid in the transmission to provide sufficient hydraulic pressure to keep your desired gear engaged. You may also hear a change in the sound of the engine when this slipping occurs, generally characterized by rising pitch. It may also feel like your car is not performing with the same amount of power that it normally does.
Delayed engagement occurs when you shift from park into drive, but the car does not move forward when you give it gas. Even though the shifter is in drive, the transmission is not actually in gear, and the engine will rev without providing power to the wheels. Alternatively, you might shift into drive, start giving it gas, and then the car suddenly lunges forward when the drivetrain finally engages.
A transmission should never leak fluid. If it does, this could certainly cause it to malfunction or even fail entirely. The color of transmission fluid ranges from bright red to dark red or brown, distinguishing it from other automotive fluids. If you notice a leak of this color fluid coming from the undercarriage of your Aston Martin, you should bring the car to be inspected by a qualified professional right away.
At European Service Center, our expert mechanics offer high-quality auto service for European vehicles that is consistently 5-star rated. We offer a 3-year, 36,000-mile nationwide warranty on our services. We have 2 locations in Atlanta that attract Aston Martin owners from all over Alpharetta, Chamblee, Cumming, Norcross, Dunwoody, Buckhead, and Roswell, GA. Whether you need a service and maintenance appointment or a diagnosis of transmission problems, our experts here at European Service Center are ready to offer you the highest standard of service. Give us a call today at 404-554-4300 for our Piedmont Road location. We look forward to your visit in the near future.