Why Is My Car Leaking Transmission Fluid?


Transmission fluid is usually colored either green or red to help you distinguish it from other types of fluid in your car. It also tends to have a sweet smell to it. If you notice this color fluid in your driveway or on the street under your car, it’s a good idea to bring your vehicle in for an inspection and for service.At MINI of Annapolis, we have a state-of-the-art service center and expert technicians ready to repair your car, so you can get back to cruising the streets of Annapolis, Highland Beach, and Hillsmere Shores, MD, safely. Below you will find information about leaking transmission fluid and our service center.


Why Is My Car Leaking Transmission Fluid?The Why Behind Leaking Transmission Fluid

The main reason why your vehicle may be leaking transmission fluid is that there is a gap or break in your transmission system. Since your transmission system consists of multiple parts, it can be difficult to determine exactly where the gaps or breaks are stemming from.

The transmission pan, seals, pan gasket, torque converter, or fluid lines could all be the potential source of the leak. In some instances, these parts could be leaking due to wear and tear over time, or due to a puncture or loosely attached components.


Why Is My Car Leaking Transmission Fluid?What to Do When Your Car Is Leaking Transmission Fluid

Although it may not be critical to bring your vehicle in for service immediately, if a transmission leak goes unaddressed it will likely lead to further damage, including more costly repairs down the line. Staying on top of routine maintenance and addressing any issues as they arise will help ensure long-term vehicle health for miles to come.

To keep up to date with your vehicle’s transmission system, you can perform at-home inspections about once a month or every 5,000 to 10,000 miles. If you notice your transmission fluid is dark, cloudy, or has a burnt smell to it, this could indicate it’s time for a replacement.

Additionally, if you have trouble shifting gears and/or notice unusual sounds coming from your car, along with a transmission fluid leak, it’s a good idea to bring your car in for service.


Why Is My Car Leaking Transmission Fluid?What to Expect When You Schedule Service with Us

If you choose to bring your vehicle in for service at our center, you can expect high-quality customer service, along with comprehensive auto repairs. We use only genuine MINI parts to ensure a seamless fit with all the other components of your vehicle.

If you need any other or more in-depth repairs, we also have a collision center equipped with cutting-edge tools to return your MINI back to running its best.

Schedule Transmission Service Today

At MINI of Annapolis, we look forward to answering your questions about transmission fluid and getting your car back to running as it should as quickly as possible. Annapolis, Highland Beach, and Hillsmere Shores, Maryland, area drivers can give us a call or schedule an appointment online to move forward with their transmission repairs today!


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