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Don’t miss these signs something is going wrong with your transmission

By Product Expert | Posted in Helpful Advice, Service, Tips and Tricks on Thursday, February 7th, 2019 at 2:14 pm
A cut-away photo of a transmission.

Three bad transmission symptoms you can’t ignore

After the engine, the most complex and important component of any vehicle is the transmission. As its name implies, it literally transmits the power the engine makes to the wheels. It doesn’t take an automotive expert to know that it is a very important piece of equipment. The best advice for keeping any vehicle running in peak condition for as long as possible is always keep up-to-date with regular maintenance. Our expert service technicians are always ready to help. Here are three bad transmission symptoms you can’t ignore and if you’ve noticed any them, make an appointment with the Meridian Honda Service Department today.

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Fluid leaks – As a general rule, any time there is fluid leaking from a vehicle, it’s not a great sign. A transmission is made up of hundreds, if not thousands of moving parts – operating at very high speeds which operates at very high temperatures. It takes a special kind of fluid to keep all of those parts moving and running properly. Transmission fluid most commonly had a reddish color to it. Since transmission fluid isn’t burned up or consumed like gasoline or oil, a leak means something bad is happening.

Make an appointment right away when you see this happening.

Warning lights – Modern vehicles have sensors to detect when just about anything goes wrong. This includes most engine and transmission issues. These sensors will let you know if there is a temperature issue or a vibration you might be able to feel.

Strange smells – If transmission fluid is leaking and comes in contact with a hot surface, your nose might be the best way to tell if something is wrong. Burning transmission fluid will smell sweet. The more noticeable the burning smell is, the worse things are getting.

It’s important not to ignore the signs of a vehicle in distress. The quicker you address the problem, the less expensive it will be to fix. You can make an appointment with Meridian Honda through our online scheduling tool or by phone.

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Always great cars, great service and great people!
John Halbrook
A stress free car buying experience!! Thanks so much!
Jennifer Lee
Big thanks to Kelly Watson, Kelly Pollard and Douglas Davis! We had a wonderful experience buying our van! Great service!
Stephanie Allen Reid
I had the best ever car buying experience! Kelly Watson was friendly, funny, never pushy, and so very patient with me.
Clancy Lee Willis
Brought in my husbands truck to the body shop and WOW! What great service! Quick, friendly, and reasonably priced! Even though our vehicle isn't a Honda, they for the parts and work done faster than any other place I have been! Thanks for great service!
Leslie Horn Vollor
The absolute best place to have a car serviced! I love Meridian Honda!
Katie Elizabeth Davis
Awesome people and so easy to deal with. No need to go to Brandon or Jackson to buy a Honda!!
Beth Boatman Nabors
I've really enjoyed dealing with Adam on my last 3 Hondas The thing I like best about my new 2016 CRV is the back-up screen!!!
Wilda Gibson
I think it is an all around good business to buy a car from! The service department is absolutely wonderful, the staff is kind and caring, and they can fix your car faster than u ever thought
Lauren Pollard
Just wanted to say "Thank you!" for verifying an issue with a tire on my daughter's 2007 Honda Civic as I was driving her from the greater Houston area to Charlotte (and her on to Virginia). The Service team was friendly, accommodating, communicative at every step and if we lived anywhere close, I'd bring vehicles in there for service. Thanks again for taking care of ... us today on our travels!
Jon Walk
Caring and professional work. The people were friendly. Would recommend to everyone. I have always had a very good experience.
Came in for an oil change and tire rotation and Josh let me know a couple more things that needed to be done.
Noone was pushy, they listened to what I wanted. They were very fair to deal with. My time in and out was fast.
Fast and Friendly to the most satisfactory degree. Always ready to do what is needed and always referenced me as to the work done or needed.
Friendly staff, great service. Purchased 3 Hondas here and use them for all my service and tire needs. Sales and service are the best.
I just liked when I pulled up everybody was so friendly I love the clean building the service was excellent the service was long they were very prompt I just enjoyed my service
Salesman did a great job helping us. Had the car we wanted. Will do buisness with again when car shopping again Thanks!!!
They worked very hard to get me the car I wanted with in my payment range in a very timely manner. This dealership has a friendly atmosphere. It was an enjoyable experience. Can't say enough about Myrna, she is the best!!! Thanks for all you do!!
Can get in and out very quickly. Enjoy the coffee and friendly staff while I am waiting. Don't mind having my car serviced.
I was treated with respect, kelp up to date on repair. My salesman, Kelly Watson, was most helpful. I am always treated like I am a very special person!

Welcome to Meridian Honda in Meridian, MS

Honda has become the most-trusted brand in America. Meridian Honda seeks to follow this example and become the most-trusted dealership in the Meridian area. From our sales team, to our service department and body shop, we want our customers from the past, present and future to be confident knowing they will receive the highest level of care and respect when they visit Meridian Honda.

Our team at Meridian Honda is excited to get to know each of our customers on a personal level. At Meridian Honda, you will be able to browse an extensive selection of Honda cars, trucks, SUV's, vans and crossovers. This includes all of the headliners from the Honda model lineup, such as the Accord, Civic, CR-V and Pilot. In addition to our inventory of new vehicles, Meridian Honda is home to many top-quality pre-owned models from Honda and other brands. Take a look around our website to learn more about everything we have to offer at Meridian Honda. We look forward to your visit!